National Guacamole Month!

  November 14, 2014  |    Blog>Recipes

We’re huge avocado fans—we love it for its flavor, creamy texture and because of the insane amount of nutrients that this one little fruit packs in! And when an avocado is made into guacamole, it’s just one of those condiments we, like many of our clients, find that we like it so much, that we don’t really think of it as a condiment—probably because we could eat it straight, simply with a spoon, as the main course ;)!

 Guacamole

Although avocados are superfoods, (packed with over 21 nutrients and good-for-you, monounsaturated fats) you still do want to watch your portion, simply because the calories can add up quickly—about 250 calories per avocado because of the high fat content. And if you’re eating guacamole as an appetizer, this can add up quickly. We have a delicious guacamole recipe for you below, that’s a bit lower in calories than your traditional guacamole because it’s blended with some lower calorie yummy ingredients. Scoop on in! 🙂

 

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Holy Guacamole!

Serves: 12

 

Ingredients

2 avocados

1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped

1 small tomato, diced

1/2 teaspoon cayenne

¼ cup onion, minced

1 clove garlic

1 Tbsp. lemon or Lime Juice (optional)

 

Directions

  1. Cut open avocados and scoop the insides out discarding the skin and pits. Use a fork or mixer to blend the avocados until smooth and there is no longer a lot of lumps.
  2. Add the red pepper, tomato, cayenne, onion and garlic and mix well until all ingredients are combined evenly. Add the lemon juice and mix again.
  3. Spread this on your sandwiches as a condiments, top your salads, or treat yourself with a scoop—right with spoon ;)!

 

Nutrition Facts: 59 calories, 5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 3 mg sodium, 4 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 1 g protein

 

Healthy Guacamole
 
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • ¼ cup Onion, minced
  • 1 Clove garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon or Lime Juice (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cut open avocados and scoop the insides out discarding the Discard skin and pits. Use a fork or mixer to blend the avocados until smooth and there is no longer a lot of lumps..
  2. Add the red pepper, tomato, cayenne, onion and garlic and mix well until all ingredients are combined evenly. Add the lemon juice and mix again.
  3. Spread this on your sandwiches as a condiments, top your salads, or treat yourself with a scoop—right with spoon ;)!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 59 Fat: 5 g Saturated fat: 1 g Carbohydrates: 4 g Sugar: 1 g Sodium: 3 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 1 g

 

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