I just LOVE guacamole! I could eat it every day and be very happy AND avocados are super good for you! I’m so amazed that I love it – it seems that so many unhealthy things are on my list of favorite foods. Trying to change that and we’ll start with guacamole. What is so cool is that guacamole made my way can have powerful health benefits!
How about a little info about avocados?
An avocado is actually considered a fruit and it’s filled with monounsaturated fats which burns easily for energy. They are high in potassium, they actually have 35% more potassium than a banana and they are a wonderful fiber source! They have lutein which protects your eyes as you age and they have many antioxidants. Spread some on your face and you’ll see improved skin appearance!
So WHY is guacamole so good for you? Well, studies have found that when combining avocados and tomatoes the participants in the study absorbed four and a half times the amount of lycopene from the tomatoes. Apparently the healthy fats in the avocado help the body absorb more of the lycopene.
Lycopene is very important because it has been found to play an important role in supporting a healthy inflammatory response in the body and supporting wellness as you age!
Let’s get back to guacamole. I’ve had it lots of different ways but I’ll share my favorite way of making it. I LOVE tomatoes as well so my recipe calls for a lot of tomatoes. You can make it however you’d like, do it according to your own taste. Lots of people add onions, cilantro, garlic and several other ingredients but I keep mine super simple.
Speaking of tomatoes, I found these awesome mini San Marzano tomatoes at Publix! They have been SO good!
- 1 whole avocado, chopped and mushed :)
- 1/2 of a large tomato or 1 med tomato (I used about 7 of the mini San Marzano tomatoes)
- 1 drop lime essential oil
- salt, pepper and hot sauce to taste
- I put it all in a bowl and mix well. I personally like mine kind of heavy on the pepper. Serve with chips or veggies for a healthy option.
This pic isn’t pretty but this is what it looks like when it’s done. I typically eat this at least twice a week for lunch. YUM!
I’d love to hear how you like your guacamole! Please comment below and share your thoughts!