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Avocados I can't stand them!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 24, 2011 at 8:53 PM

I can't eat them. The green slimy texture kills me. Trust me I have tried. What alternatives are there, any advice.

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on February 19, 2014
at 12:09 PM

I wonder if cashew butter would work. I discovered that though I have nut allergies I can eat cashews because they are seeds.

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on February 19, 2014
at 12:07 PM

Me too. There was a suggestion for almond butter that seemed a reasonable substitute.

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on August 05, 2013
at 03:10 AM

I don't understand the problem...

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on January 23, 2013
at 03:11 PM

"The green slimy texture kills me." I rarely eat them, but when I do, I select green ones that aren't very ripe. They have a very firm texture, can eat off the skin with a spoon and some salt, or they cube up great for a salad with tomato, onion, lime etc.

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on August 22, 2011
at 01:31 PM

Concur with everybody who says if you don't like them, don't eat them. My vegetarian ex tried to get me on avocados. Never could stand them.

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on August 21, 2011
at 11:29 PM

But they're so delicious...

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on August 21, 2011
at 09:08 PM

There are other fish in the sea: salmon, tuna, sardines, anchovies. Fish has a good chunk of monounsaturated fat along with extra omega threes.

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on June 26, 2011
at 06:16 PM

I couldn't stand them AT ALL a couple of months ago (couldn't finish half an avocado). Now I eat an avocado or 2 every day and I love it! I think I was hooked on sugar back then and now I'm loving fat :D.

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on June 25, 2011
at 04:29 PM

I think I'd put max 1/2 of a avocado, if its not ripe it will also have a strange taste. My daughter made me one and I couldnt believe how tasty it was!!

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on June 25, 2011
at 03:43 AM

It seems to me that people who don't like avocados have had over-ripe, stringy ones. Those are gross. Just barely ripe is best IMHO.

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on June 24, 2011
at 11:36 PM

i cant stand them, either. i just dont eat them.

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on June 24, 2011
at 10:56 PM

I tried avocado in a smoothie. Maybe I overdid the avocado-to-other-stuff ratio. The avocado overpowered all the chocolate and berries. ewww....blech!

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on June 24, 2011
at 10:54 PM

that's the best homemade way I know of. My Guac never comes out and just plain is nasty!!

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on June 24, 2011
at 10:12 PM

Yeah are you sure? Most people dont really know what they like, you know. More to the point who, cares if you dont like them, dont eat them.

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on June 24, 2011
at 10:00 PM

yeah, why not just...not eat them?

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on June 24, 2011
at 09:01 PM

Why do you need an alternative? Are you trying to make guac? Are you looking to meet a certain nutritional component that is offered by avocados?

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on June 24, 2011
at 09:29 PM

Not even avocado pudding?!?! Mmmm my kids and I love avocado pudding! Just mix in some cacao, honey, vanilla, dash of salt, and heavy cream (or coconut milk or water or w/e)... mix mix mix enjoy!

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on June 24, 2011
at 10:54 PM

that's the best homemade way I know of. My Guac never comes out and just plain is nasty!!

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559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on June 24, 2011
at 08:57 PM

Nobody ever died from lack of avocado. I think you'll be ok.

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on January 23, 2013
at 03:11 PM

"The green slimy texture kills me." I rarely eat them, but when I do, I select green ones that aren't very ripe. They have a very firm texture, can eat off the skin with a spoon and some salt, or they cube up great for a salad with tomato, onion, lime etc.

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on June 24, 2011
at 08:56 PM

The alternative is to not eat them!

There's plenty of other fish in the sea.

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on August 21, 2011
at 09:08 PM

There are other fish in the sea: salmon, tuna, sardines, anchovies. Fish has a good chunk of monounsaturated fat along with extra omega threes.

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on June 24, 2011
at 09:02 PM

The main benefit of the avocado is the monounsaturated fat. It is filling and helps the liver regulate the cholesterol cycle. Eat more nuts since they are high in monounsaturated fat. Try dowsing olive oil on foods or cook with olive oil. It is also rich in monounsaturated fatty acids. The avocado is high in vitamin E so substitute these high vitamin E foods: almonds, apricots, spinach. Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant right up there with Vitamin C.

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on August 22, 2011
at 03:48 AM

I gave up on avocados too after eating it regularly for almost 1.5 years. What I don't like: it's too damn expensive. Also, it spoils very quickly. There is no fail safe way to store it. Half the time, even when you catch one that's ripe by bagging it, it's rotten in places and you end up throwing it out anyway.

Final reason: we know about the MUFA in avocados. But there is also considerable PUFa. If you wanna limit PUFA to 4% of your diet, then steer clear of avocados. These things add up.

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on June 24, 2011
at 09:58 PM

What you are generally after when eating avocados is the fat, so I would think avocado oil would be getting to the heart of the matter without all the green and slimyness. Avocado oil makes great salad dressings.

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on August 22, 2011
at 10:11 AM

I don't see why you even need to eat them, so quit beating yourself up. I personally love the things but they are pricey so I don't buy them very often. If I want satisfying healthy fat to go with a meal or to snack on, I lean more towards lard, tallow, bone marrow, duck fat, butter, or coconut oil. This leaves more avocados for the rest of us who realllly like them.

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on August 22, 2011
at 04:28 AM

My boyfriend wont eat avocado so I hide it in things. Mostly I use it in place of mayo in tuna salad, it's extra creamy. He can't taste it, he never questions it, but I'm sure if I told him it was there the food he'd been eating would suddenly become "disgusting". Maybe you're just psyching yourself out too much?

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on June 24, 2011
at 09:55 PM

If you really feel you need avocado specifically, try them in a context where their flavor, color, and texture are either masked or expected. Chocolate-avocado pudding is the classic (mash/blend/food process avocado until smooth. Add cocoa powder and sweetener, any maybe a pinch of salt and some vanilla, until it doesn't taste like avocado anymore). This also works well as ice cream if you have an ice cream maker, or you could add some sort of milk (dairy or otherwise) to make a "milkshake". A berry smoothie with brightly colored berries might work well. Avocado "key lime pie" is another common disguise. I've heard you can use it in place of butter and/or eggs in baked goods with no noticeable flavor change, but haven't tried that myself, and I'm not sure how it would work in grain-free baked goods or if cooking would negatively change the nutritional profile.

But, as someone else said, no one ever died for lack of avocado, so just find something else if you really don't like it!

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on June 24, 2011
at 09:28 PM

perhaps try some other recipes where its an ingredient and mixed in (avocados in smoothies are fantastic and the texture will be gone, flavors mix with other componets)

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on June 25, 2011
at 04:29 PM

I think I'd put max 1/2 of a avocado, if its not ripe it will also have a strange taste. My daughter made me one and I couldnt believe how tasty it was!!

35b6ce9b7f9dda8d40d3e6a1812ab0a9

(439)

on June 24, 2011
at 10:56 PM

I tried avocado in a smoothie. Maybe I overdid the avocado-to-other-stuff ratio. The avocado overpowered all the chocolate and berries. ewww....blech!

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on June 24, 2011
at 09:10 PM

I believe an ounce of almond butter may do the trick, if you're just looking for a nutrient replacement. Not an exact match, but similar in nature.

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on February 19, 2014
at 12:15 PM

If they're slimy, you're doing it wrong.

And for what it's worth, I heard they don't like you either... ;)

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on February 19, 2014
at 12:04 PM

I am allergic to avocados so I would be interested in knowing an alternative to use too.

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on November 26, 2013
at 05:35 AM

If you don't like them, don't eat them.

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on November 25, 2013
at 12:26 AM

Nut allergies...no avocados, no bananas, no nut butter...what can I substitute these ingredients with?

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on February 19, 2014
at 12:09 PM

I wonder if cashew butter would work. I discovered that though I have nut allergies I can eat cashews because they are seeds.

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on August 05, 2013
at 03:23 AM

I used to dislike them. Then for a while, while living in CA, I had a roommate whose father would come visit every two weeks (he was traveling for work), and he would bring a crate of avocados from his trees. I loved those. Now I live in Michigan and I dislike them again. Eat turnips and tallow instead, or whatever tastes good in your neck of the woods.

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on August 05, 2013
at 01:57 AM

I love avocados but are extremely allergic to them!! Any suggestions for substitutions in recipes would be greatly appreciated!

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on February 19, 2014
at 12:07 PM

Me too. There was a suggestion for almond butter that seemed a reasonable substitute.

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on January 23, 2013
at 08:42 AM

I just started eating Paleo & find they call for a LOT of them in recipes. I would sooner chew on my son's dirty gym socks! The texture, smell, flavor all turn my stomach. I tried smashing & using in tuna salad but other than that I just can't get past the flavor. People who say they are "buttery" and "delicious" have different taste buds than I. I guess I will either have to "grin & bear it" or just omit them from the recipes. thought maybe there was another veggie i could use in it's place. thanks!

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on January 05, 2013
at 08:25 PM

i rarely eat them. pennsylvania is not a good avocado producing state. by the time they get here, they taste like crap to me.

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on January 05, 2013
at 07:18 PM

Im looking for a replacement as well. The Caveman Strong 2-wk menu plan relies heavily on avocado but I can't bear them. I need to replace the fat AND the mass, or go hungry. The almond butter suggestion sounds like it would do the trick, thanks!

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on August 22, 2011
at 01:51 PM

There's nothing that says you have to eat them. You don't need to worry about a substitute either.

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on August 21, 2011
at 09:06 PM

Olive oil (http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fats-and-oils/509/2) and avocado oil (http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fats-and-oils/620/2) have the most similar fatty acid profiles to avocado (http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1843/2)

You can get monounsaturates from grassfed red meat as well. And let's not forget BACON!

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on June 24, 2011
at 09:23 PM

mmmmm are you SURE you dont like them? tried to make a spread or dip out of them??

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on June 24, 2011
at 10:12 PM

Yeah are you sure? Most people dont really know what they like, you know. More to the point who, cares if you dont like them, dont eat them.

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on June 25, 2011
at 03:43 AM

It seems to me that people who don't like avocados have had over-ripe, stringy ones. Those are gross. Just barely ripe is best IMHO.

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on June 24, 2011
at 09:17 PM

Thanks. I am just looking for a replacement. I am new to this

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