avocado

2 Ingredient Guacamole

Photo credit: Julia Gomelsky 

Photo credit: Julia Gomelsky 

Avocado is a serious super food. It’s nutrient dense, which means you get a lot of nutritional benefits from them for little in the way of calories.

My favorite thing about avocado is that it’s a healthy fat. Consuming healthy fats is important for lots of reasons, here are some of them (this is just the tip of the iceberg):

  • You need to eat fats so that your body can absorb fat soluble nutrients like vitamins A, D, E and K

  • Your cell membranes (all of them in your body) are made from fats

  • You need fats for energy production in your body

  • Fats are important for healthy hair and skin

Avocados are also a good source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidant nutrients.

Cooking with avocado oil is something I recommend because it has a higher smoke point, meaning it’s safe for cooking at high temperatures (whereas olive oil is not, FYI). It also has a very neutral taste, unlike olive oil, so it’s more versatile in my opinion. That’s why I use it to make my mayo.

Because avocados are so good for you, guacamole can be a great addition to your healthy diet, if you do it right of course.

JCBN Guacamole fits that bill, and it only has 2 ingredients!

Ingredients:

  1. Avocado

  2. Pico de gallo

Instructions:

  1. Mash avocado

  2. Mix in pico de gallo to your liking

  3. Enjoy!

Chocolate (Avocado) Pudding or frosting

Photo credit: Jennifer Brand

Photo credit: Jennifer Brand

If you don't tell them it's avocado, they won't know... I frost cakes with this too!

 

Avocado is a superfood, loaded with healthy fats (omega 3s), and fiber. Avocados are a great source of vitamins C, E, K, and vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6, and folate. They also contain important minerals like magnesium, and potassium, and they provide lutein, and beta-carotene, important antioxidant nutrients.

 

The flavonoids in cacao make it a superfood. Organic, raw cacao contains a variety of unique phytonutrients (plant based goodness), including high amounts of sulfur, magnesium and phenylethylamine. In fact, it's said that if you crave chocolate, you may have a magnesium deficiency. 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado

  • Raw cacao powder

  • Honey or maple syrup

Instructions:

  • Put all in a food processor or a blender, add cacao and sweetener to taste

Enjoy!