Muncher. Snacker. Grazer. These are all names that I have been called. I am often caught with something in my mouth. Food, that is, people… I love to snack but have learned over time that everything I put into my body must be as nutritious as possible. Food is the fuel for your body. Our society has really forgotten that concept and we are now more overfed and undernourished then ever in history. Getting the most out of every bite is now a regular thought for me. Anytime I think about reaching for a fake flavoured chip, buying a pre-made dip or reaching for a pastry someone has brought into work I ask myself “Does this nourish my body and prevent disease?”. If I look at the ingredients and the answer is no then I usually move on. Sometimes, it’s hard to say no to these types of foods. So, instead I make them from scratch at home. From real ingredients. And I am totally satisfied.
This guacamole is awesome, if I do say so myself. It look me a while to get into eating avocados, but now I am totally in love with them. *sigh*. Not only do they offer you heart happy fats, that replenish your hair, skin and nails but they can be used in SO many ways (even in desserts…). I will bring a whole avocado to work and it eat it with my meal. Why not? It’s compact, a superfood and tastes great as a side. Avocados are little Q’s favourite food. We will often go through 3-5 a week. Make sure your avocados are ripe when making this recipe – the skin should be black and soft but not squishy. When you cut it open, the guts should be a nice green colour, no black or brown spots. I like to buy mine green and hard, then let them ripen naturally on the counter for a few days.
Pair this with no salt organic corn chips or use as a spread on your next sandwich in place of mayo. Tangy with a little bit of spice. My mouth is watering just writing about this…a little crunch with a whole lotta flavour that is good for you! Now that’s my kind of snack.
- 2 whole avocados, cut in half, pitted and meat scooped out
- juice of 1 whole lemon
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- ¼ tsp cumin
- 1 pinch of nutmeg
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 1 splash (or more) of hot sauce (optional)
- Place all ingredients in a bowl. Mash all ingredients up with a fork until smooth. Enjoy with no salt organic corn chips!