Fabulous Fat: The easiest Guacamole Recipe EVER
My love of avocados runs deep. It is an infinite love, and one that has changed my life immeasurably for the better. I remember our neighbors’ avocado tree growing up-how it would bear massive amounts of fruit and we’d come home with bags full for our culinary pleasure.
The Californian in me demands that avocados are a staple in my diet, and the health benefits I have reaped from this are numerous. They are rich in monounsaturated fats, potassium, B vitamins and Vitamins E and K. They have been known to aid in reducing joint pain, inflammation, cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
For whatever reason, there is still this crazy notion out there that eating fat makes you fat. However, healthy fats are actually essential to a fat loss diet because they contribute to satiety and help your body absorb some important nutrients. Fat is fabulous and not to be feared.
So, eating avocados really should be a no-brainer. But guacamole is special. Guacamole is avocado plus love. I personally believe avocados are happiest when they become guacamole, as if they’ve been chosen for a truly important job.
But the girl gone strong is usually quite a busy girl, right? Between work, kids, the gym, household duties and social engagements, who has time to chop up a dozen ingredients to make amazing guacamole? And who knows what the heck is in that store-bough guacamole! The good news is, you don’t need to put in a lot of effort to make fabulous guacamole. This is my trademark recipe; I make this dirty guac whenever I am short on time, and not only is it convenient, but delicious as well.
- One avocado
- Fresh packed store bought salsa (just tomatoes, onions, herbs and sometimes jalapenos)
- Lime wedge
- Chopped cilantro (I keep a container of chopped cilantro in the fridge at all times as a time saver. I put that s*** on everything and don’t enjoy the hassle of chopping it at every single meal.)
- Sea salt to taste
Mix and eat. Seriously. Make sure you put the pit in the bowl if you don’t intend to eat it right away. Now you have no excuse to go one day without guacamole.
**Nutritional note: half of a small avocado is typically 100 calories, about 7-9 grams of fat. This is good fat, but it’s still nutrient dense. Massive portions of even the healthiest foods is detrimental to fat loss.**