Hola Amigos! I guess we can call today Mexican Monday because I’m bringing you some tasty, healthy guac! This recipe was adapted from the beautiful twins, Lori and Michelle, over at pure2raw. I can’t take all the credit for this one ;) You can see their version here. This is super easy and not to mention fast to make and great if you’re having people over! … Or if you just want to snack on it by yourself, like me.. I like to eat mine with the Lundberg brown rice cakes that I talked about in my Woopsy Wednesday post.
What I really love about this guac recipe is all the nutrients you get from the avocado and yams! Avocados are jam packed with carotenoids such as lutein, which works as an antioxidant and helps to protect against eye disease. Because avocados are high in fibre they also make you feel full – half an avocado contains about 3.4g of fibre! Oleic acid, a fat that activates the part of the brain that makes you feel full is also found in avocados, producing a greater feeling of satiety. Along with helping you to keep full, oleic acid also helps to lower cholesterol in the body. Eating avocados are going to help keep your heart healthy as well because they contain folate which is associated with a lower risk of heart attacks and heart disease. Along with all these benefits avocados are also beautifying! They help to keep your skin and hair healthy and who doesn’t want that? :) Last week I talked about the benefits of yams in my Black Rice Yam Bowl post. If you want to take a peek and read about yams, simply click here. Now let’s get our guac on!
What You Need In The Kitch:
- 1 small yam
- 1 medium avocado
- 1/4 red onion or less depending on your liking
- 2 shallots
- 2 cloves garlic
- handful chopped cilantro
- sea salt
I first took the yam and cut it up into cubes – almost forgot to peel off the sticker! I let them steam in a pot for about 10 minutes or until they were soft. While I waited for the yams to steam I cut up the rest of my ingredients – avocado, red onion, shallots and garlic. This is what I call using my time wisely, which I need to start practicing more of! So once the yams were all softened up I threw them into a bowl and mashed em up with my strong arm! Once those were mashed I added the cut up avocado and continued mashing until the two were all mashed up together in a nice yamvocado mix. Add your remaining ingredients – red onion, garlic and shallots and mix until everything is well combined. Season with salt to your taste and we are all done! Don’t forget to top with cilantro! (I forgot to buy some at the store)
It looks like mushy baby food but trust me it is overflowing with amazing flavour and kick! That’s it for today friends, look out tomorrow for some treats I’ll be posting :)
Oh ya, and today is Music Monday! Check out this video by Nutiva – “Hemp Can Save The World” I am LOVING it!!
Love From The Kitch,