My interest in nutrition came about when decided to become a vegetarian at 17. It was the first time I actually had to pay attention to what I was eating and I began to actually understand the affects food had on my body. As my knowledge about nutrition grew, so did my relationship with food. It lead me to veganism for a few years and while I am no longer vegan or vegetarian I feel like my nutritional ideology has developed to a comfortable balance for my body. Instead of focusing on eliminating meats and dairy, I focus on consuming unprocessed and ethically harvested, mostly plant based, whole foods.Which is why I’m super stoked to be sharing a recipe for one of my all time favorite snacks, Guacamole.
It’s no coincidence that the main ingredient in my favorite recipe is avocados. I’ve got a lot of avocado love in my heart and I know I’m not the only one. I mean really, who can resist indulging in that creamy, rich, vibrantly green goodness. Not only is it delicious, it’s super healthy. Avocados come packed with vitamins and minerals such Vitamin K, Vitamin C and Folate. It contains more Potassium than a banana. And on top of that it’s filled with healthy fats. Maybe I’m getting a little carried away. The point is, avocados are awesome and if you’re not on the avocado train you definitely need to try this recipe and get on board.
½ lemon or lime
1 cup chopped tomatoes
½ cup chopped red onion
¼ tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped cilantro to taste (I put in about ¼ cup but I’m a huge cilantro lover)
Scoop the inside of the avocados into a bowl and discard the seed. Mash with a fork until texture is as creamy as desired. Squeeze lemon/ lime juice onto avocado mixture. Add in rest of ingredients. Mix. Serve with tortilla chips.
See, super easy! It’s very easily adaptable depending on taste preference and quantity desired. It’s my go-to recipe for any sort of potluck event, and a great way to use up any avocados going bad. So go ahead, dip up and enjoy