Skinny Guacamole

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 they tend to make most other meals taste incredible.  In fact, whenever Lyssie tells her boyfriend that a concoction 😉 she’s whipped up for dinner doesn’t taste so amazing, he always says, “Just throw an avocado in there, it will be fine!” 🙂 And we think avos are so yummy in our One-Pot Black Bean Quinoa Chili with AvocadoTomato, Cucumber, Avocado, & Chickpea Salad, Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dressing and we even made Skinny Avocado “Fries” and Chocolate Avocado Mousse! And when it comes to what we’ve created with avos, that’s just the tip of the avocado! 😉 So it’s no surprise that when an avocado is made into guacamole, it’s just one of those condiments we, like many of our clients, find that we like 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 ;)!

Skinny_Guacamole_logoAlthough 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—an avocado has about 250 calories 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! 🙂

Skinny Guacamole

Serves: 8, makes about 2-1/4 cups

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

salt to taste, optional

Directions

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.
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.
Spread this on your sandwiches as a condiments, top your salads, or treat yourself with a scoop—right with spoon ;)!

Nutrition Facts Per Serving (about 1/2 cup): 59 calories, 5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 3 mg sodium, 4 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 1 g protein

Skinny Guacamole
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • Serves: 8, makes about 2-1/4 cups
  • 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
  • salt to taste, optional
Instructions
  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 Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 59 Fat: 5 g Carbohydrates: 3 g Fiber: 3 g Protein: 1 g

 

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