So today I want to talk a little bit about one of my favourite fruits, the avocado.
Right now in my clean eating journey I am not using margarine or butter. I am only using healthy oils like olive oil, flax seed oil, Omega oil, pumpkin seed oil etc. Avocado's have very healthy oil and I have found that if I make up a really clean living guacamole I can almost always use this as a substitute on sandwiches instead of using butter or magarine. It adds far more flavour too and your body is going to love you for making this choice. It digests differently and helps to speed up that slow metabolism.
I have been making guacamole for many years and I loaded it with Miracle Whip! NOT ANY MORE... now I make a wonderful spread that I can taste the delicious buttery natural flavor of the avocado. Now you can keep it really simple and just use the fruit only or you can add some pizzaz to your spread like this:
3 ripe avocados
Juice of 1/2 fresh lemon (or lime if you prefer)
1 clove of garlic or more to taste
sea salt to taste
Cayenne pepper to taste (I use about 1/8 tsp)
If you want to jazz this dip up even more you can add 1/2 a red finely chopped onion
1 Tbsp of chopped cilantro (you'll never see this in my spread.. but I know a lot of you love it so go for it!)
You can even add a chopped tomato if you like but know that if you add the tomato it will not keep well in the fridge. It needs to be eaten right away or it gets runny... yuck!
Here is another great trick: If you want to bump up your fibre in this spread or if you need it to look super luscious and green for a party (you know how avocado dip always seems to turn that dark dingy colour) add in about 5 oz of peas, lightly cooked, cooled and drained. You will need to take half of your mixture and zip it around in a food processor or blender and then mix in the rest of your chunky mixture by hand. Don't over mix. This will keep your guacamole nice and green and you'll be the hit of the party! And everyone will feel good too ~ voorum voorum, this will really start your engines!
This is a super easy and really quick thing to make. Cut the avocados in half and discard the pit. Scoop out the flesh into a bowl and mash but leave it a bit chunky... or not if you like smooth, this is your spread so do it the way you like it. Another great bonus about making it all yourself! Place all the ingredients in and mix until just combined!
You can use this spread on any of your whole wheat breads before you add your chicken etc, it's great as a pita dip or even a veggie dip.
And if you kept it really really clean and didn't add anything except your avocados... take a little into the next bath you have and put it on your face! It gives one of the best moisturizing facials I have ever had! You can lick your lips too and YUMMY! If you added a bit of lemon.. that is great for your face too if you have that dreaded T-zone, the lemon will dry the oil and the avocado moisturizes the dry spots... a miracle fruit!
Hope you enjoy your new everything wonder fruit!