The Easiest & Healthiest Guacamole Recipe
Earlier this week on New York Muscle Radio, we talked about low fat and high fat diets. Avocados are a great way of adding in healthy fats to your diet. They are also rich in potassium, vitamin C, vitamin E and fiber (8g of fiber per cup!) Guacamole is a good dip to have on hand; it can be added to eggs and toast in the mornings; provide additional fats and flavor to a salad and accompany fajitas/crockpot chicken at night.
Store bought guacamoles can vary very much in quality of ingredients and price; take a look at this label of Hidden Valley guacamole mix: the first ingredient is maltodextrin (a sugar) and it also has soy and a bunch of other unnecessary ingredients!
Instead, try this recipe:
- 1 overripe avocado
- ¼ white onion, finely chopped
- 1 tomato, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp lime/lemon juice
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- (Optional: 1 jalapeno, finely chopped – if you like additional heat!)
Instructions (makes 4 servings):
- In a medium bowl, combine the onion, tomato cilantro, salt, pepper and garlic powder (and jalapeno if using).
- Mash with a fork until the onion starts to lose its shape and the mixture starts to combine.
- Add the avocado and lime/lemon juice and continue mashing until you get the guacamole texture you like.
- Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator. Keeps for about 3 – 4 days refrigerated.
Macros: 79kcal; 7.7g carbs, 5.4g fat, 1.8g protein
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