The Best Healthy Guacamole Recipe - Paula Owens, MS

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The Best Healthy Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole Recipe - Paula Owens, MS Holistic Nutritionist and Functional Health PractitionerGuacamole can be one of the healthiest foods depending on the ingredients that it contains. This guacamole won’t last long! An easy-to-make, crowd-pleasing guacamole recipe that’s super healthy, delicious and nutritious. Plus, this guacamole is gluten-free and contains no chemical additives or unhealthy ingredients typically found in most store bought brands.

Food is medicine: Avocados are a nutrient-dense, heart-healthy super food

  • They’re a healthy source of monounsaturated fat and fat soluble-vitamins E and K
  • Avocados are rich in potassium and contain more potassium than bananas
  • Super high in fiber providing satiety and helpful in stabilizing blood sugar
  • Avocados are loaded with several phytonutrients and antioxidants that are beneficial for your heart, eyes and metabolic health

The Best Healthy Guacamole Recipe

  • 6-7 avocados (cut, peeled and diced)
  • 2-3 tablespoons red onion, chopped
  • 1 organic Roma tomato, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 to 1 cup fresh organic cilantro, chopped
  • Fresh lime juice from two limes (the lime juice prevents the avocados from browning)
  • 1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped (optional add-in – turn up the heat!)

Place the above ingredients into a large bowl. Use a fork to mix. If you prefer less chunky guacamole, mash the avocados and then stir in the other ingredients. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container in the fridge.

If you’re sensitive to nightshades (tomato, potato, eggplant, bell peppers, potato) or if you’re following an Autoimmune Paleo (AIP) style diet, omit the tomato and jalapeno pepper.

Paula-approved Guacamole Serving Options

Instead of genetically-modified chemical corn chips, serve this chunky guacamole with any of the following:

  • Siete grain-free tortilla chips (they’re made with cassava flour)
  • Grain-free Mary’s Gone Crackers (my favorite ones are the Seaweed & Black Sesame)
  • Sliced red, yellow and orange bell pepper
  • Sliced jicama and carrots
  • Grilled chicken strips
  • Grilled veggie kabobs
  • Baked sweet potato chips
  • Bison burger or grass-fed beef burger (bun-less, of course!) on a bed of arugula
  • Mini shrimp tostadas: place 1-2 grilled shrimp a Mary’s Gone Cracker or a baked Siete brand cassava and chia grain-free flour tortilla, and top with a tablespoon or so of guacamole
  • Add a scoop of the heart-healthy Paula-approved guacamole recipe as a topper to your favorite salad

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