Avocados are one of my favorite foods on the planet. They are creamy, nourishing, and delicious. Though, they should be eaten in moderation, like all fats. (Sorry, paleo people.)
Did you know avocado is easily digested and contains over 25 essential nutrients including iron, copper, magnesium, and essential fatty acids? Avocados also increase your ability to assimilate nutrients, which makes them a friend to leafy greens to ensure proper absorption of vitamins and minerals.
“They are also an excellent source of glutathione which helps to boost the immune system, strengthen the heart, rebuild the nervous system, and slow the aging process. The monounsaturated fats in avocados reverse insulin resistance which helps to steady blood sugar levels. Due to its nutritional profile, it is one of the closest foods to mother’s breast milk, being a complete and easily assimilable food with protein ratios that are equal to breast milk.
Avocados are high in folate which is essential for women in childbearing years and is also known to aid in preventing strokes and reducing the risk of heart disease. Try adding a few avocados to your diet each week and enjoy the benefits of this delicious and health promoting food,” says Anthony William.
One of the best ways to do this is by making guacamole! I usually make mine in a food processor because it makes my life so much easier, especially being a High-Raw Vegan.
But you can make this guac recipe by chopping the ingredients finely into a bowl and smashing with a fork or by using a mortar and pestal, if you do not have access to a food processor.
- 1 large Hass avocado
- 1/4 organic sweet onion
- 1/2 bunch organic cilantro (“coriander” if you’re in the UK or Europe)
- 1-4 cloves of peeled organic garlic (depending on your taste for garlic — I love it, so I add a lot!)
- 1/2 organic jalapeno pepper
- 1/2 juice of an organic lime
- 1/2 juice of an organic lemon
- Optional: sprinkle of paprika, pinch of dill, 1 stalk of a green onion
- Place all ingredients into your food processor. (I usually squeeze the lemon and lime right into the food processor and use my hand to catch the pips.)
- Blend until smooth.
- Taste! Add any more ingredients to suit your preference.
- Enjoy with fresh sliced veggies, on top of a green salad, on a slice of gluten-free toast or on potatoes.
I hope you enjoy my guacamole recipe!