Avocados are RAW-mazing. Sadly, these little green buggers are often cast aside as too fatty.
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Avocados have zero cholesterol and only about three grams of (mostly) monounsaturated fat–a fast food cheeseburger has 12 grams of saturated fat! Avocados are incredible nutrient dense–in fact, avocados contain most of the 13 vitamins the human body must have in order to thrive. Not to mention they are super delish.
One of the most popular ways to eat an avocado is to make Guacamole. Below are two recipes. You can dunk cut veggies into it or make the Cowboy Chips that follow. Either way, you are in for a creamy, healthy snack that will make your body happy.
TIP: Make sure the avocados are ripe. If they aren’t, store them in a paper bag overnight to speed up the process. You want the skin to give slightly when you press.
Avocado Pop Quiz! Scroll to bottom for answer.
Where are 90% of the US supply of avocados grown?
a) New Mexico
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THIRTY SECOND GUACAMOLE
When your cupboards are bare or you are feeling lazy, here is the perfect way to whip up a fabulous dip.
MASH together: The flesh of 2 ripe avocados, the juice of one lime and a dash of sea salt. If you have some fresh cilantro, sprinkle on top.
in a medium bowl, mash together
4 ripe avocados, 1 chopped tomato, 1/2 chopped sweet or red onion, 1 clove minced garlic, handful fresh chopped cilantro, juice from 1 or 2 limes, generous pinch sea salt.
COWBOY CHIPS-makes 2 trays
3 cups frozen corn
1 cup flaxmeal
1 cup meat from baby thai coconut
3/4-1 cup water
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp sea salt
2 TBSP chia seeds
sprinkles of sea salt
Blend all ingredients except chia seeds and sea salt sprinkles in a food processor until smooth and creamy. The consistency will be thick. Spread into two Teflex dehydrator sheets, about 1/8 inch thick. Sprinkle with chia seeds and sea salt.
Dehydrate at 110 for 30-36 hours. After TWO HOURS score the chips into triangles. After six-eight hours, peel them from Teflex sheets and continue to dehydrate another 24 hours. They will not feel crispy until you take them out and let them cool.
If you do not have a dehydrator, you can do this in the oven on the lowest temp–it will take much less time, so keep checking.
POP QUIZ ANSWER. Sunny California is the proud grower of 90% of the nation’s avocado supply. A single tree can produce 500 of the fruit!