Recipe of the Week – Easy Peasy Guacamole

Avocados are absolutely jam packed with nutrients. They are often avoided by people because they are thought to be too fattening. They are full of fats, but these fats are omega-3 fatty acids. They are essential fats. Good fats. These are the fats our body absolutely needs to be able to function properly.

These are the fats that actually help us to decrease cholesterol. Good fats help to slowdown the breakdown of carbohydrates, which keeps our blood sugars stabilised. Due to the high level of nutrients, avocados can contribute to better heart health, improved vision, help to prevent osteoporosis, improved digestion, towards reducing your risk of depression, and they are cancer fighting.

Avocados are also very high in protein and super tasty. They have nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients per 1oz/25g serving. Those nutrients include Folic Acid, the B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Magnesium, Potassium and Iron.

You can eat avocados in all sorts of different ways – in salads, mashed on toast, with cottage cheese on rice cakes, with eggs, with tomato and ground black pepper. You can also make guacamole. Here is an easy recipe for guacamole. You can have it with oat cakes or veggie sticks as a snack, or on fajitas or as part of a salad.

Homemade Easy Peasy Guacamole

Serves 2
1 ripe avocado
Juice of ½ a lime
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped
4 spring onions, finely chopped
Freshly ground black pepper
¼ mild chilli, deseeded

Mash all of the ingredients together and adjust the seasoning according to taste. If you want it smoother, you could blast it in the blender.