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Spicy Thermo-Style Guacamole

Spicy Thermo-Style Guacamole

Guacamole contains antioxidants that reduce oxidative stress in your body and fats that help keep your heart healthy. This recipe provides all the goodness of traditional guacamole with the added kick provided by jalapeño.

Even though the recipe calls for one jalapeño, feel free to experiment by doubling or even tripling up if you want to bring the heat. The active chemical capsaicin causes the burn you feel against your lips when you bite into the seeds.

The fiery taste of capsaicin is thought to have several benefits for your body. Research shows that foods high in capsaicin slightly increase your metabolism and may reduce your risk of developing cancer1 2.

MORE: Thermo-Style Pomegranate Guacamole

The majority of the calories in this recipe come from healthy monounsaturated fats. Replacing foods like nuts and vegetable oils with foods high in monounsaturated fats (avocado, avocado oil, olive oil, olives).

This recipe follows the nutritional guidelines of the Thermo Diet. The Thermo Diet encourages you to eat foods that increase thermogenesis in your body (the release of heat) to optimize your hormone levels. Haven’t tried it yet? Get your Thermo Diet meal plan today.

Spice up your regular guacamole with a hint of jalapeno. Same great flavor with some kick. 

  • 2 avocado
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 lime (juiced)
  • 1 jalapeno with seeds (diced)
  1. Chop cilantro finely and add to a bowl with remaining ingredients,

    adding the lime juice last.

  2. Stir well to combine (folding the guacamole over to mix the

    ingredients works well, too). 

  3. Add more salt to taste.

Nutrition Facts & Notes

  • Total Calories: 339kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fat: 29g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 2

1.
Janssens P, Hursel R, Martens E, Westerterp-Plantenga M. Acute effects of capsaicin on energy expenditure and fat oxidation in negative energy balance. PLoS One. 2013;8(7):e67786. [PubMed]
2.
Surh Y. More than spice: capsaicin in hot chili peppers makes tumor cells commit suicide. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2002;94(17):1263-1265. [PubMed]
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