We’re pleased to share a cross-post from customer, blogger, and health coach Rachel Druckenmiller’s blog, Rachel’s Nourishing Kitchen. As a wellness consultant and certified health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Rachel uses Hometown Harvest bag ingredients to craft tasty, interesting recipes that are healing and nutritious. Enjoy!
Think of a food you dislike.
Maybe you’ve tried it before, maybe you haven’t. Either way, you know you don’t like it, and there’s no way anyone can get you to try it…right?
Until about 4 years ago, guacamole was one of those foods for me. Why? Because I was CONVINCED that guacamole had mayonnaise in it…and I’ve always disliked mayonnaise.
One day at work, we had a healthy cooking demo taught by a health coach like me, and we were learning to make none other than…guacamole! I walked into the room thinking, “There is no way I’m going to be eating that mayo-laden dip. No thanks.”
It didn’t take long before I realized that it was NOT made with mayonnaise and that everyone else was trying it, so…I gave in to peer pressure and was shocked to find out…
I LOVED IT!
What had I been missing??
Ever since that day, I’ve been an avocado lover.
Avocados are one of the healthiest foods you can eat AND are known as a beauty detox food. Here are just a few of their awesome health benefits:
- Heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, vitamins and minerals promote moisturizing from the inside, which means healthy, smooth, radiant skin (a true beauty food!)
- The healthy fat helps our bodies better absorb antioxidants from other fruits and veggies
- The combo of good fat and fiber helps control blood sugar
My favorite ways to use avocados are in dips, soups, desserts, mixed in to salads, and (of course!) in guacamole. I found a super simple recipe that used a slightly different combo of ingredients than the usual ones, so I thought I would test it out.
Two of the other ingredients in this guac – cilantro and scallions (AKA green onions) – are also great for you. Cilantro helps the body detoxify and onions are one of the top anti-cancer GBOMBS foods, so enjoy them all you want!
Fortunately, Hometown Harvest sells all of the ingredients needed in this recipe, so save yourself a trip to the store and add them to your bag this week!
Green Goddess Guacamole
- 2 ripe avocados, seeded and peeled (here’s how to cut and peel an avocado)
- 1 tablespoon FRESH lime juice (don’t sub the bottled kind)
- 3-4 tablespoons green onions (also called scallions), thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (add more to taste)
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients and mash with a fork or potato masher until you reach your desired consistency. We like ours to be a bit chunky, so we don’t mash it too much.
We love dipping fresh veggies like carrots, cucumber, celery, red peppers, and sugar snap peas into our guac, along with these chips!