Clean Eating & Checking Off Cravings Too
I don’t know about you but every once in a while you come across a recipe that blows your mind and you wonder why you’ve been eating the same crap day in and day out on the hope of being healthy.
And who doesn’t love a good guacomole right? You can have it so many ways, either with carrots, celery or whole-wheat pita, or even spread on sandwiches to add a kick to them.
That’s what I love about this blog, sharing some of the best healthy recipes that still takes care of your most favorite food cravings and just totally obliterates the fact that just because you’re eating clean doesn’t mean you have to eat bland foods.
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Benefits of Guacamole
With avocados being a primary ingredient in guacamole, you get a huge boost in carotenoids which are thought to decrease the risk of certain cancers and eye disease (medical reference: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12134711), but the great part of avocados is also their fat. That’s because the fat helps your body absorb those cancer fighting carotenoids, and hence why it is better than other veggies like carrots.
In addition, the fat in avocados being mono-unsaturated has a long list of other health benefits including omega’s in the most perfect ratio to make it a recommendation as a way to lower risk of heart disease and cholesterol.
Boosting with Protein
The secret to this recipe though is adding high-protein, high-fiber white beans. For every 100 grams, white beans pack 22.3 grams of protein and 24.4 grams of fiber! I find the white beans also add a nice texture to the guacamole and round off the taste. The protein will help you build lean muscle, especially great after an intense workout.
Now let’s get on with the most awesome recipe.
The Best High Protein Guacamole Recipe Ever!
1 15oz can of white beans (Cannellini, or Navy), drained
2 ripe avocados pitted
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped and seeded
4 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon finely ground pepper
2 cloves fresh garlic
1/2 cup cilantro
- Start off with blending the beans and garlic with 2 tablespoons of lime juice until they are pureed.
- Then throw in all the other items and blend until you have the desired consistency.
You are now good to go and you can always make extra to store in an air-tight container in the fridge. Next time you’re having a hunger pain coming on and you need a snack, the guacamole will be the perfect fix.
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