By Christopher Walker
Who doesn’t love guacamole? Not only is this classic recipe delicious, but it’s also filled with a vast range of nutrients to keep your body functioning optimally. You don’t need to add any sugar or processed additives to this recipe. Everything used to season it comes from natural ingredients.
You’ll have trouble finding a food as nutrient-dense as avocado. There’s a reason why people have been cultivating it from Central America for close to 9000 years. The Aztecs may have known that guacamole taste good but what they didn’t know is that it’s loaded with oleic acid. Oleic acid is the same healthy fat that’s in olive products that protects you from heart disease.
Avocado is also an excellent source of the essential nutrients potassium, vitamin K, copper, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin B5 and vitamin B6.
This recipe is an excellent choice for when you want to keep your insulin levels stable. Fat is the most calorie-dense macronutrient and plays a critical role in keeping you full so you’re not back in the fridge half an hour after eating. Consider a serving of guacamole with vegetables as an afternoon snack to help you get past your hunger cravings.
Want more variety? This recipe is easy to modify if you want to experiment with different flavors. Try adding pomegranate, jalapeño, cayenne pepper or anything else you think will complement the flavor to see which type you like the best.
Have you tried the Thermo Diet yet? If you haven’t, it’s not too late to start. The Thermo Diet encourages you to eat nutrient-dense foods, like the ingredients in this recipe, to increase the process of thermogenesis in your body. Get your Thermo Diet meal plan today to see how it can give you more energy.
No matter whether you consider avocado a fruit or vegetable, eating guacamole is an easy way to way to reap the benefits of this superfood.
- 2 avocados
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 cup red onion (finely chopped)
- 1/4 cup cilantro (loosely packed)
- 1/2 juice of a lime
Chop cilantro finely and add to a bowl with remaining ingredients,
adding the lime juice last.
Stir well to combine (folding the guacamole over to mix the
ingredients works well, too).
Add more salt to taste
Nutrition Facts & Notes
- Total Calories: 332kcal
- Carbohydrates: 19g
- Protein: 2g
- Fat: 29g
- Saturated Fat: 4g
- Sugar: 2g
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Servings: 2
If you would like a complete guide to Thermo Approved recipes Make sure to check out The Thermo Chef Cookbook!