Black Bean Tacos with Avocado Cilantro-Lime Sauce

Who doesn’t love a good taco? Black beans paired with creamy cilantro-lime dressing make for the ideal healthy taco dinner! These nutrient-dense finger foods pack a powerful high-fiber and protein punch. The super-quick black bean filling is made in less than 5 minutes with just black beans, organic salsa, and cumin. Simple ingredients yet rich with a variety of nutritional elements and flavor components. Black beans are an abundant source of digestive and colon supportive elements including folate and fiber. Feel free to experiment with different south-of-the border spices like ancho chili or chipotle chili powder. You can also try different pre-made salsa mixes, just make sure they are organic and not loaded with food additives and chemicals – or you can make your own with jicama, mango, cilantro… the possibilities are endless! Serve with a veggie-rich side salad for a complete meal.

Rice Pasta Salad with Avocado and Lime-Basil Aioli

The creamy, zesty, refreshing, Avocado aioli salad dressing transforms this basic pasta salad into the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Avocados are an ideal ingredient to lend a rich and buttery flavor as well as satisfy feelings of indulgence and fullness. They are loaded with a wide variety of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients (manganese, vitamin C, and vitamin E, as well as phytonutrients like unique carotenoids, flavonoids, and phytosterols). The tangy lime and basil combination pair well with blood-sugar supportive peas and heart-healthy carrots, which serve a significant source of vitamin A and biotin for healthy eyesight and youthful skin. This scrumptious dish is ideal for a quick weeknight salad or main course. Feel free to add in more types of crunchy veggies to improve the nutritional content as desired.

Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Sauce

A super quick and easy recipe, these "noodles" will inspire your tastebuds to add into your weekly meal-planning rotation! Made with only 6 mouth-watering ingredients: Zucchini, Lemon Juice, Avocado, Cherry Tomatoes, Pine Nuts and fresh Basil. Zucchini is one of the easiest vegetables to make "pasta" with using Spiralizer. Also, known as "Summer Squash", Zucchini promotes antioxidant, blood sugar regulation, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, prostate health, and anti-cancer benefits. Paired with zesty lemon, vibrant tomatoes, creamy avocado, earthy pine nuts, and revitalizing basil, this recipe indulges the hungriest appetites and keeps you feeling full and satisfied.

Avocado and Mango Salad

This Mexican-inspired mango and avocado salad comes together in just 20 minutes, making it perfect for a summery weeknight meal or "company" food. The flavor combination of mango's tropical burst, avocado's creamy decadence, and the rich smokey spice of cumin and chili powders makes this a "must-bring" to any social event. Consider this hot, tart, tangy, and sweet! (ps. Vibrant Method recommends swapping out Agave Nectar for real, raw Honey).

Rich and Creamy Avocado Ice Cream

This delicious summer treat is made with coconut milk and raw honey. At first you might think "weird" but the creamy, fatty flavor of the perfect avocado will make you wonder if there's any rich cream in the recipe at all. Consider it a healthy snack due to the Avocado which is an excellent source of Vitamin E and K and loaded with minerals, like potassium and magnesium. You can even add some Green Tea Matcha Powder and a drop of liquid stevia for added sweetness ....and voila! You have Green Team Ice Cream. This is the perfect sweet treat without the metabolic drag on your fat-burn goals! Top with some crunchy, omega-rich pistachios and, as always, enjoy in moderation.

Zesty Lime + Shrimp + Avocado Salad

Sustainable shrimp is an excellent source of Protein, Selenium (dietary mineral), and Vitamin B12. This recipe is tossed with refreshing lime juice and cilantro (known as the "anti-diabetic" plant) as key ingredients to creating this mouthwatering salad. Avocado adds a multitude of benefits including metabolic-boosting fat, rich flavor, and keeps you feeling full longer. Make sure to use fresh ingredients; sustainable shrimp, avocados, organic tomatoes, red onion, organic cilantro and chopped jalapeño. This dish makes a perfect, well-rounded, healthy-fat and protein-packed main dish at lunch or dinner.

Healthy Avocado Egg Salad

Vibrant Method “Approved Recipe” sourced from The Roasted Root.

FACT: Fat burns fat, so don't be afraid! Studies show the cholesterol in eggs is NOT linked to heart disease. The yolk is rich with brain and vision support nutrients like fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K as well as all the carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin. The choline in eggs helps your body metabolize fat for energy. In addition, the high-octane monounsaturated fat in avocado is a healthy fat that helps lower bad cholesterol and also boosts your metabolism. Nothing like a little quality fat to help you burn fat!