Below: Learn how to make this delicious and healthy guacamole recipe using fresh, anti-inflammatory ingredients.
Fixing your diet is the first step to curing your body.
So many of the foods that we take into our bodies on a daily basis are enemies to our health, meaning that they can cause reaction that harm our bodies.
Inflammation of our internal organs can cause us to develop chronic illness, such as Lupus or diabetes to mention a few.
A few years ago, I was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus, which is also known as LES. I have tried hard since then to learn more about the illness to improve my eating habits and to eat more healthy to cure my body a. little bit at a time.
One of my favorite fruits (and yes, it is a fruit) is the delicious avocado. I always used to think it was a vegetable, even though I grew up in Mexico where it is an ingredient that is always is on the table! We even had avocado trees just outside our home and all we had to do was go outside and pick them – it was such a great blessing.
I am talking about avocados because today, I am going to share a delicious and easy guacamole recipe that you will love.
Why are avocados healthy and good for an anti-inflammatory diet?
In my years of studying and learning more about lupus, I discovered that good fats are a very important part of an anti-inflammatory diet. There are so many different health benefits of avocados that I can list them all, but they are definitely always on our shopping list. The fats that are found in avocados are heart-healthy fats which help prevent heart disease, which is a common “feature” of lupus and other auto-immune disorders. That is one reason why I try to include it in as many recipes as possible.
How do you make fresh homemade guacamole?
There are many ways to eat avocados, but one of my favorites is making a simple guacamole recipe. Although avocados are the most important ingredient, the other fresh ingredients give it great flavor, a little heat, and make for the best healthy guacamole recipe you will find. Don’t let the simplicity of this recipe fool you – this great guacamole recipe is full of anti-oxidants that will help your skin look better. It also has more potassium than a banana, which can help calm our nervous system and feel less stressed.
To make this classic guacamole recipe, you will need the following healthy ingredients:
- 2 perfectly ripe avocados
- roma tomatoes
- fresh cilantro
- white onion (you can use a red onion if you prefer)
- 1 jalapeño pepper (optional)
- plenty of lime juice
- salt to taste
The best way to make guacamole is to start by smashing the avocados in a large bowl, and then adding in the rest of the simple ingredients before mixing well. You can then adjust the flavor by adding salt and additional lime juice until it has the flavor you are looking for. You can also use a food processor if you prefer, but make sure not to overmix unless you want a more creamy texture.
What goes well with guacamole?
Guacamole is a very versatile Mexican food that can accompany many different types of meals. My favorite way to eat it, however, is with some delicious tortilla chips (this grain free option is perfect), while sitting and watching my favorite show, a game, or a movie with my family.
You can also use it to make avocado toast, with burritos, tacos, or salads, or even with eggs. As long as you follow the steps above, you will have a great recipe to use in a variety of ways.
Using high-quality ingredients will ensure that no matter how you use this recipe, it will maintain its healthy properties.
Let me know in the comments below how this turns out for you!
Homemade Healthy Guacamole Recipe
- 2 Ripe Avocados
- 1 Roma tomato diced
- 1/4 bunch Fresh Cilantro
- 5 Tbsp diced white onion
- 1 jalapeno diced
- 1 Lime juice
- Salt to taste
- Smash the avocados in a bowl
- Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until well mixed
- Add additional salt and lime juice to taste.
Hi, I’m Charbel!
I am a child of a loving Heavenly Father. A mother to four and wife to a marvelous husband. I am also a Lupus Fighter. I Love to cook. I love inspirational podcasts. I am also lover of all things creative and a fearless DIY-er. A Homebody. A wellness and Relaxation lover. Welcome to The Healing Cookbook! Read more...