Heart Healthy Guacamole

Heart Healthy Guacamole

 

Avocados may be high in fat, but they have the good essential healthy fats which we should consume every day. They are also high in fiber, rich in vitamin B, E and K and have 60 percent more potassium than bananas.

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium avocados, halved
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/3 cup red onion, minced
  • 1 small clove garlic, mashed
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries (may substitute fresh pomegranate seeds)

Directions:

Place the pulp from the avocados in a medium bowl and slightly mash with a fork or a potato masher leaving some large chunks. Add lime juice, cilantro, red onion, garlic, dried cranberries and mix thoroughly.

If you are serving this at a later time, a great tip to keep the guacamole from turning brown is to cover tightly with plastic wrap so no air gets on it.

Servings: 8  Serving Size: 1/4 cup Calories: 112

  • Fat:10 g • Protein:1.4 g • Carb: 7 g • Fiber: 5 g

Snacking on guacamole may improve your heart health and reduce your risk of developing cancer. The combination of fats, fiber and antioxidants found in guacamole may lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. Guacamole also helps you feel full between meals and may aid in weight loss when eaten in moderation.