Avocados are a delicious, creamy fruit packed with healthy fats, vitamin K, folate, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6. One avocado is about 100 calories, 20 grams of fat, and 9 grams of fiber. Folate is a type of B vitamin that helps form red blood cells and create DNA, prevent neural tube defect in infants, prevent anemia, and assists in protein metabolism. Pantothenic acid is also a B vitamin that is essential for growth and assists with metabolism as it is a precursor in the synthesis of coenzyme A in the TCA cycle. It also plays a role in the producing hormones and cholesterol. Vitamin B6 makes antibodies needed to fight disease, helps maintain normal nerve function, makes hemoglobin, breaks down protein, and helps stabilize blood glucose levels. Bonus: avocados make guacamole… so it’s delicious and you’re getting some awesome nutrients.
Greek Yogurt Guacamole
- 1/2 plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 jalapeño, ribs and seeds removed, diced
- Handful cilantro, chopped
- Juice 1 lime
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- Salt and pepper
In a medium bowl, mash avocados until smooth. Add Greek yogurt and mix until fully combined. Mix in the garlic, jalapeño, lime juice, cumin, salt, and pepper. Gently fold in the cilantro. Top with an extra sprig of cilantro and enjoy!
Number of servings: 6 | Serving size: 1/4 cup
Calories: 166, total fat: 7 g, total cholesterol: 22 g, dietary fiber 5 g, sugars 2 g, total protein: g 6
One part tequila. One part 100% grapefruit
juice. Two parts seltzer water. Squeeze of
agave syrup. Stir. Enjoy!
The Superbowl is right around the corner! This cocktail goes perfectly with some of this light guacamole and other Superbowl treats. What’s your favorite way to eat guacamole? Tell me below!