Everyone's always scouting for healthier food options in their diet these days. While it's not hard to find, these mostly come at the cost of taste.  But there is something that will provide you both – nutrients and taste. It’s time to officially introduce a superfood, the avocado into your diet. Here are suggestions on how you can easily whip up avocado-based meals. Read on.

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Avocado salad

Avocados are very rich in potassium, which is highly beneficial for the hair. It also reduces blood pressure and the risk of heart attacks. Try this salad if you want to save yourself from many ailments. Mix one cup of sliced avocado with chopped capsicum, tomatoes, cucumber and corn. To make the dressing, make sure you have 1 tbsp honey, ¾ tbsp lemon juice, 2 tsp chopped mint leaves, salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Combine all of this  well and relish it as a healthy salad.

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Avocado toast

This wonder fruit is also loaded with antioxidants that protect the eyes and is known to reduce the risk of cataracts too. So hurry up and try this yummy preparation now.  Mash some avocados and put it on your toast. Add some feta cheese and chilli flakes to it and you’re ready to enter food heaven.

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Avocado smoothie

Also packed with fibre, avocados help flushing out any bacteria in the intestine and helps you rid any digestive troubles. Try this easy smoothie if you’re suffering from such issues. Scoop out an avocado and blend it to a smooth paste. Add 1/2 tsp honey, 1 cup milk and 1 cup yoghurt to this and blend again. Serve cold.

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Avocado dip

Besides helping you stay away from other diseases, researchers have found that this fruit also prevents cancer. To include avocados in your diet in a fun way, try this delicious dip. You'll need one ripe avocado, 1 tbsp lemon juice, ½ tsp chopped tomatoes, ½ tsp chopped green chillies and add salt according to taste. After mashing the avocado, add all these ingredients and mix well. Simple, your dip is ready! Relish this with tortilla chips or even pita bread!