Easy Creamy Guacamole

This avocado-based raw guacamole recipe is one of the best I have come across! The perfect balance of herbs and spices make it a great savoury recipe to enjoy at lunch or dinner. You can make vegetable "chips" by simply slicing some cucumber or zucchini rounds to dip into the guacamole. If you can find sunchokes (jerusalem artichokes), I find that they resemble chips the best (especially when sliced very thinly).

There are numerous benefits when you choose to include avocado as part of your diet. These include:
Immune Booster - contain the master antioxidant, "glutathione," which boosts your body's immune system and keeps your nervous system healthy
Eye Protection - avocado's are rich in lutein, a nutrient necessary to keep your eyes healthy and prevent age-related macular degeneration
Cardiovascular Health - contain oleic acid which improves cardiovascular health. Vitamin B6 and folic acid control homocysteine levels which are linked to increased risk of heart disease
Digestive Aid - contain more natural fibre than any other fruit! This high fibre content aids in digestion and blood sugar regulation
Nutrient Absorption Aid - eating avocados with other vegetables (such as salads) helps your body absorb 3-5 times MORE carotenoid antioxidants in those foods, than if they were eaten alone

- 2 ripe avocados, mashed in one big bowl
- 1/4 red onion, chopped finely
- 1/4 tsp. cumin
- 1 jalapeƱo pepper, chopped finely (this is optional - if you don't like spicy, leave out)
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped finely
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- finely ground black pepper

Mash the avocado, and add in the rest of the ingredients. If you want, you can also add a little bit of cracked himalayan salt. I personally do not add salt to my diet (I get salt from cell salts found in fruit and vegetables), but that doesn't mean you cannot add it if you prefer a little salt! This recipe tastes just fine without added salt. Best when served immediately. Enjoy!


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Carly is a blogger, raw vegan, and nutrition enthusiast! She emphasizes healthy eating through a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Carly has taken her life-long passion of helping others and combined it with her passion for eating whole, raw foods, as a means to teach people to become more aware of the foods they eat. She has inspired and motivated thousands of individuals to critically think about what they put in their movies and to move towards a mind-set that helps them increase their consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables. She enjoys reading, and learning about the body, food processing mechanisms and has a keen interest in detox and life regeneration. "Eat fruit, and be happy and energized. Eat greens and other mineral dense vegetables and feel calm and steady. A recipe for good health!"

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