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Chunky Guacamole Deliciousness (Costa Rican Style)

Chunky guacamole deliciousness or what I like to call, “goodness in a bowl” is one of those recipes I snagged from the ladies who cook for us while on yoga retreat in Costa Rica.

When I decided to make this at home and got into researching the different ingredients I was blown away by how GOOD it is for our insides. It’s not only a fiesta in the mouth, it’s a bowl full of vitamins and minerals and nutrients we all need. Love that!

And…it’s simple to make. I’ll go ahead and say “your welcome” now because you are going to love how simple this is.

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Recipe as follows:

3 or more chopped fresh tomatoes (any variety you like…I used red and yellow because it’s what I had on hand)
2 avocados chopped
chopped fresh cilantro to taste
juice of fresh lime to taste
garlic powder (optional)
salt
pepper (garlic powder, sale & pepper…all to taste)

Now, you have to experiment a little with this to get the taste and flavors to your liking. There really isn’t any measuring that goes into it except you want an almost equal portion of tomato to avocado. For the recipe above that calls for 3 tomatoes and 2 avocados, you might want to start with the juice of half a lime then work your way up. You want a little lime tartness to compliment the cilantro.

This can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner and takes, literally, 6 minutes to make. Goes great with eggs, over fried green tomatoes or as a chunky dip!

It won’t keep long in the fridge so eat up 🙂

Why you want to eat this…

  1. Avocados contain glutathione, a powerful antioxidants that helps fight free radicals in the body.
  2. Being rich in antioxidants, avocado is beneficial in preventing aging symptoms. The glutathione in avocado may boosts immune systems, slows aging process, and encourages a healthy nervous system.
  3. Avocados are rich in folate, a B vitamin commonly known as folic acid. One cup of avocado provides about 23% of the recommended daily value of folate. The high amount of folate in avocado is essential in the prevention of birth defects, such as neural tube defect and spina bifida.
  4. Phytonutrient compound found in avocados, such as polyphenols and flavonoids have been found to have anti-inflammatory properties, thereby reducing the risk of inflammatory and degenerative disorders.
  5. Avocados contain in excess of 25 essential nutrients, including vitamin A, B, C, E, & K, copper, iron, phosporus, magnesium, and potassium making them one of the healthiest foods you can eat!
  6. Cilantro leaves possess good amounts of antioxidants, essential oils, vitamins, and dietary fiber, which help reduce LDL or “bad cholesterol” while rising HDL or “good cholesterol” levels.
  7. Cilantro is one of the richest herbal sources for vitamin K; provide about 258% of DRI. Vitamin-K has a potential role in bone mass building by promoting osteotrophic activity in the bones. It also has established role in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease patients by limiting neuronal damage in their brain
  8. Tomatoes are widely known for their outstanding antioxidant content, including, of course, their oftentimes-rich concentration of lycopene. Researchers have recently found an important connection between lycopene, its antioxidant properties, and bone health.
  9. Fresh tomatoes and tomato extracts have been shown to help lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides.
  10. Limes (and lemons) contain outstanding phytochemicals that are high in anti-oxidant and anti-cancer properties. They are potent detoxifiers with anti-biotic effect that is protective against bacterial poisoning.
  11. Even though lime/lemon juice are sour and taste acidic, it is actually very alkalizing in the body and is highly effective in the treatment of inflammatory disorders like rheumatism, arthritis, sciatica, etc.

Healthy AND delicious! What’s not to love???

Let me know how this turns out for you and feel free to experiment around with different ingredients!

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