Better Than the Best

by Meg on January 29, 2013

Good, better, best

Never let it rest

Until the good is better and the better is best

This was a song my second grade teacher used to sing to my class, but it’s still something I repeat to myself today.

Although I may not apply the message of this song to my piano playing skills anymore, I can still use it in many areas of my life.

In the kitchen for an example…

Remember when I told you about my obsession with mixing quinoa with cottage cheese that had been blended with cocoa?

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Well, I deemed that combination to be the best ever. But, I have an even better combination for you today and I need to share it with you!

Yes, the strange just got a little bit stranger ;)

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With the addition of avocado…

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I was able to make something strange, but good into something strange, but better ;)

I took it to the next level.

Whipped Cottage Cheese with Avocado

1 cup cottage cheese

2 oz. avocado

liquid stevia

liquid of choice such as milk, water, etc.

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. I like adding 1/4 cup of liquid first and then keep adding 1 – 2 TBSP from there until I reach the desired consistency.

You could add cocoa into the mix as well, but trust me on this one…

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It’s kind of fun eating something green in a strange kind of way ;)

I usually still add my quinoa into the mix for a full meal deal

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but this morning I added a mix of quinoa and amaranth and it was just as delicious!

So, not only does the addition of avocado to whipped cottage cheese make it taste even better, but it adds nutrition too! Lots of healthy fats, good protein, and complex carbs in this meal!

Give it a try! :)

And don’t fear the green ;)

Have you ever heard of the song I shared at the beginning of this post?

Is there a song someone taught you when you were young that you still think of today?

What is your favourite use for avocado?

Have a great day, friends!

Love to you all!

Meg xo

P.s. if you have a high five to tell me about please email me at adashofmeg@gmail.com so I can feature you in this week’s High Five Friday post! For more information please read the HFF page :)

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Molly January 29, 2013 at 8:49 AM

What a great addition to the combination! I think you should eat it on St. Patrick’s Day! So proud of all the recipes you come up with. Soon to be the next cookbook author…? Yeah for Yummy!

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Meg January 30, 2013 at 10:46 AM

I hope some day babe ;)

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Divya @ Eat.Teach.Blog. January 29, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Whoa – I never thought to mix any of these things together!

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Kierston January 29, 2013 at 9:02 AM

That looks super tasty!

Love that song :)

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Liv @ lifeasliv January 29, 2013 at 9:10 AM

I’ve definitely heard of that song! When I read it, I immediately read in in that rhyme rhythm. So cute! That whipped avocado concoction looks darn good! I bet it would be good whipped with greek yogurt, too.

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Meg January 30, 2013 at 10:46 AM

It definitely is good with Greek yogurt, too! :)

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Nelly January 29, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Oh my delicious!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 29, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Ahhh! I love this! I made chcoclate pudding that was similar but I used Greek. Must try with cottage cheese. I bet this is the creamiest thing EVER!!!

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Meg January 30, 2013 at 10:45 AM

TOTALLY !! :D

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Kat January 29, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Mmmmm that sounds great!! And seriously, there is so much protein in that meal right there its not even funny!!

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Meg January 30, 2013 at 10:45 AM

I like my protein ;)

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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance January 29, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Very interesting combination . . . . wish I liked cottage cheese!!! I tried, but it just doesn’t work for me. I prefer greek yogurt–do you think that would work as well?

Best use for avocado: guacamole!!! :)

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Meg January 29, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Greek yogurt would work perfectly!

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Alex @ therunwithin January 29, 2013 at 11:17 AM

I don’t know if I could do avocado with cottage cheese, texture overload! haah

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Meg January 30, 2013 at 10:45 AM

But if it’s all whipped up?? :) Nothing really crazy about the texture at all if you ask me :)

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Lisa January 29, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Aw, I love that saying. So motivational. I kind of love this strange but good combo! I think I’ll need to try it out. I find avocado turns out really well when you mix it with sweeter things!

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Meg January 30, 2013 at 10:45 AM

You definitely need to try it ;)

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Liz @ I Heart Vegetables January 29, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Oh my gosh, Meg that looks soooo good! YUM!

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Meg January 30, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Try it baby ;)

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Meghan@TheMeghamix January 29, 2013 at 11:56 AM

It wasn’t a song…more of a saying, but in high school musical theatre, our director would say:
To be early is to be on time.
To be on time is to be late.
And to be late is unacceptable.

I like avocados plain, in smoothies, guacamole…or in muffins!!! Jared made these amazing nutella cornmeal avocado muffins once. Soooo good.

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Meg January 30, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Mmmm muffins!? YUM!

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Lindsay January 29, 2013 at 12:04 PM

That is totally crazy haha :) I have to try these strange but good recipes one day. I love using avos for guac. The best!!

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Meg January 30, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Try it try it!! :D

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Luvena Cervantes January 29, 2013 at 12:31 PM

MMMM YUMMY!!!! I LOVE strange combos of food and THIS looks SO GOOD!!!! I love both cottage cheese and avo. My favorite way to ear my avo lately is spreading it on my Ezekiel toast!! YUM :0P

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Meg January 30, 2013 at 10:44 AM

THAT’S THE BEST! Besides this recipe haha ;)

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Lauren January 29, 2013 at 12:44 PM

I played piano until I was 18 :-) I miss it so much and I love Christmas time because I can whip out a book and play a couple christmas songs! Also, I throw in some Coldplay if I’m having a rough day. It makes me feel a liiiiittle bit better!

I absolutely love guacamole. I use to despise it and the taste, but I can probably eat it by itself now!

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Meg January 30, 2013 at 10:44 AM

I love playing piano at Christmas!!! :D

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Ellie@Fit for the Soul January 29, 2013 at 1:04 PM

How interesting you post about this Meg! This morning I wanted to change it up and eat something even more out of the norm to what I’m used to eating, so I tried your whipped cottage with cocoa and it was great! The only strange thing about it is that the cocoa powder and already tangy/salty taste of the cottage cheese made it even more strong in that flavor aspect, but I actually don’t mind tangy so I liked it. :) I added fruit to my bowl and some oatmeal instead of quinoa, since I don’t have any at the moment.

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Meg January 29, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Sounds great! Add stevia for a more sweet taste!

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Carley@OptimisticHealth January 29, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Yum I oughta try some of that!

I’ve never heard of that song but its catchy and ill probably be humming it in my head all day.

A song I was taught was that girls scout song “one is silver and the other gold” about making new friends and keeping old Ones. I sing it still. They stick forever I swear.

Avocados are good with chips! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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Meg January 30, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Let me know if you try it girl!! :)

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Alouise @The Life of Alouise January 29, 2013 at 3:25 PM

I SO want to like cottage cheese, but I just can’t get on with it ): does ricotta have the same sort of nutritional stats?

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Meg January 30, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Have you ever tried cottage cheese blended? It’s so different! It’s not even like cottage cheese anymore especially if you add the avocado and sweetener!! :)

Ricotta is still a great choice, but not same nutritional stats!

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Madeline @ Food FItness and Family January 29, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Hmm not sure about this combo but you have me intrigued ;) I also remember that saying haha.

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Meg January 29, 2013 at 6:12 PM

Please try it out :D I have it every day ;)

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Dawn January 29, 2013 at 6:24 PM

I’m scared to try that combo but the green color is so pretty it makes me want to a least give it a shot.

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Meg January 30, 2013 at 10:42 AM

You should at least try it!! :)

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Health, Love, and Chocolate January 29, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Although Greek yogurt is about the only form of cow’s dairy my tummy can handle, avocado in anything is amazing so this still had me totally drooling. :-)

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Meg January 30, 2013 at 10:42 AM

You can sub greek yogurt instead of cottage cheese!! :)

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Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli January 29, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Oh girl, you have to know I love this! Avocado makes EVERYTHING better! So buttery, so creamy, so delicious! I love adding avocado to smoothies, making avocado pudding (chocolate peppermint was my most recent #strangebutgood creation), and I’ve even put it in pancakes, but I’m sure that doesn’t really surprise you! ;)

I’d never heard that little song before, but when I was in fifth grade, I learned a song listing all 50 states in alphabetical order…to this day, I can STILL sing every bit of it! Lol

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Meg January 30, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Oh my goodness! Avocado in pancakes!? I really need to try! Do you have a recipe for that!? I really need to try your recipes! Seriously! I am so bad at trying recipes. I’m always inventing. Ughhh haha. It’s a goal of mine NOW. Haha!

Love you and sorry to hear about your accident :(

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purelytwins January 29, 2013 at 8:02 PM

this makes us miss avocados :(
hopefully we can start eating them again soon!
xoxo

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Meg January 30, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Me too, sis xoxo

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BroccoliHut January 29, 2013 at 8:10 PM

My favorite use for avocado these days is as a topping for my scrambled eggs. It’s SO good with some bell pepper, salsa, and cilantro.

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Meg January 30, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Mmmm sounds amazing! I will have to do that and think of you <3

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish January 29, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Oh, sis!!! I know how much you love this combination, and yet I still haven’t tried it! I need to jump on the avocado whipped cottage cheese bandwagon quick! I’m so happy that cottage cheese doesn’t seem to be making my stomach wonky anymore because it’s one of my favorite foods ever. Something makes me think that the addition of avocado is going to take it to a whole new level! Have you tried adding avocado AND cocoa powder? I bet THAT would be pretty strange but good, too!

Favorite way to use avocado? I love avocado in EVERY form! Right now I’m particularly enjoying it with my eggs, but I also love spreading it on whole grain toast!

Love you <3 xoxo

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Meg January 30, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Ohhhhh avocado and toast! The best! I have added cocoa, too, but I’m loving it without right now :)

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Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food January 29, 2013 at 10:51 PM

In the weirdest way, this looks absolutely amazing! I feel like it would be so creamy and filling!

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Meg January 30, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Definitely! Give it a try! :)

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Alisha @ Alisha's Appetiet January 30, 2013 at 7:59 AM

That texture looks phenomenal! Cool idea!

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Meg January 30, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Try it girl! :)

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Anjali January 30, 2013 at 9:07 AM

I LOVE avocados! My favorite way to enjoy avocados lately is to spread it on Ezekial bread with ground pepper and garlic powder. Delicious!

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Meg January 30, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Avocado on bread is the best, hunnie! I haven’t added spices to it before, though! I will have to do that next time :)

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Suvi January 30, 2013 at 2:49 PM

That looks absolutely delicious! I love to try strange combinations. :D I tried whipped cottage cheese for the fist time last week. Can’t believe I never had it before. I love it! Can’t wait to try whipped cottage cheese with avocado. Oh I have to try the cocoa version too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Meg January 30, 2013 at 5:58 PM

So happy you enjoyed it Suvi <3

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Becki @ Fighting for Wellness February 1, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Yum! I love avocado, so this sounds divine.

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Meg February 3, 2013 at 10:05 PM

try it :D

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Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count February 8, 2013 at 7:39 AM

That does sound interesting!! I don’t use avocado often because I can’t seem to pick a good one. This would be perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!! ;-)

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Lot-O-Choc February 8, 2013 at 9:01 AM

mm that looks delicious! I love avocado it just adds a greet creaminess to dishes – i use mine in my casein ice cream; blend avocado with some casein protein powder + greek yoghurt and freeze for a couple of hours.
Heaven!!

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Haley @ fullnfit February 9, 2013 at 12:22 PM

We must be on the same page… I had the idea of doing this last night, but was too lazy to get my blender out. (lame, I know…) Now that I see it is good, I’m doing it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Meg February 9, 2013 at 6:23 PM

You have to try this combo girl!

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Tonia June 13, 2013 at 12:01 PM

This sounds delicious!!!!! I usually have blended cottage cheese and pumpkin every day and never get tired of it. I am definitely going to try this very soon.

Quick question: do you cook your quinoa per directions on the bag?

Thanks!!!

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