Looking for a simple summer snack that will keep you swimsuit ready? Today, I’m sharing the easiest 2-minute guacamole recipe perfectly paired with veggies like celery, carrots or zucchini slices.
Did you know that you actually need to eat fat to burn fat? Well, certain fats that is – unsaturated fats. That’s the fat in fish, olive oil, coconut oil, nuts, butter, seeds and avocados. They help remove LDL cholesterol from your arteries and promote a healthy heart. And these real foods are soo much healthier than the low-fat processed foods loaded with sugar and salt to add flavor from the removed fats. These healthy fats actually help break down the stored fats in your body and contain the building blocks to building muscle, all working together to help you slim down.
Avocados pack in healthy monounsaturated fats that contain oleic acid and give you protein and fiber. They actually help reduce cravings and keep you feeling full so you don’t over-eat.
Shopping Tip: How do you pick a perfectly ripe avocado? Peeling away the stem and if you find green underneath, take that one! If you find brown, then it’s overripe. If the stem won’t come off at all, it’s not yet ripe, but you can take it home to be ready in a few days!
- 1 avocado
- 1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper (omit if AIP)
- juice from 1/4 lime
Mash the avocado with all other ingredients in a bowl with a fork and it’s ready to serve! If you don’t plan on eating it all right away, save the avocado seed and put in the bowl with the guac to keep it from going brown for a day or two.