Vitamin-Packed Guacamole Salad
- Published on: 19 November, 2013
- Last update: 26 January, 2016
I have never met a soul who does not love guacamole. There is something about the spicy kick and creamy consistency that always leaves me wanting more. It’s a party hit, a perfect appetizer, and makes killer sandwich spread. There are days, however, when I don’t feel like dirtying the food processor to make a batch, or I’ve run out of raw chips to use as crunchy guac vessels.
- One organic avocado – Often touted as “the world’s healthiest food.” To be honest, I eat at least one a day. I just feel better when I do. I have a genetic condition called MTHFR and my body has a hard time producing glutathione. Glutathione is the body’s natural detox mechanism and removes heavy metals from the body. Avocado gives me the glutathione my body needs to survive, is anti-inflammatory, protects against cardiovascular disease, contains omega-3s and antioxidants, regulates blood sugar, and fights cancer.
- Two organic tomatoes – Good source of Vitamins A, C, K, folate and potassium. Tomatoes also provide thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus and copper. Each serving has 2 grams of fiber. Here’s to you intestines!
- One large organic onion – Fun fact: the ancient egyptians worshiped onions and gave them as gifts. Seriously, if you gave me an onion as a gift, I’d be pretty happy. We have a love affair going on. For centuries, onions have been used to reduce inflammation and heal infections. Raw onion encourages the production of good cholesterol (HDL), keeping your heart healthy
- One bunch chopped cilantro – Cilantro is my favorite herb. It helps so much with my genetic condition because it detoxes heavy metals! Take that aluminum! On top of that, it cleanses the body in general. I use it in my green juices.
- Juice of 1-2 limes + sea salt