Super Healthy, Super Tasty Avocado Dip
My mother's recent food of conversation is the avocado.
She has a tendency to talk about her newest healthy discoveries.
It keeps me informed,
and trying new things.
like her love of lentils,
are a flat-out miss in my family.
But I try to find substitutes in other healthy alternatives.
Avocados are super foods.
They have health benefits that include:
good for the eyes;
good for the heart;
prevention of cancers such as prostate, breast, and oral;
helps enhance nutrient absorption;
slows the aging process;
and is high in Vitamin E, which is an overall disease resister and super-curer.
(source click here:> Healthdiaries.com<)
It is considered to be one of the healthiest foods on earth,
"has an excess of 25 nutrients
including vitamins A, B, C, E, and K,
copper, iron, phosporus, magnesium, and potassium.
In fact, you would need to eat two or tree bananas
to obtain the potassium content of one avocado."
(source: click here >http://www.healthonlinezine.info/health-benefits-of-avocados.html<)
When I saw the following recipe on a blog,
I decided to purchase one of these curious olive-green crusted creatures,
and give the super-food a chance.
(If it was your blog that I read this on,
please tell me,
so I can give you credit).
For this dip I used:
1 ripe avocado,
about 1/4 cup of fresh lemon (or regular) basil leaves
(thanks to my new herb garden),
2 1/2 cloves of garlic (use 1 if you don't like it HOT)
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbs. lemon juice
Puree these all up in a food processor
adding a Tbs. or two of olive oil to desired consistency
and pepper to taste.
I have no doubt if I ate this dip every night,
I'd live to be 120 years old.
It just has that shock value to it
(I have to attribute a good part of the heat to the excess garlic)
that makes it taste like it's burning your insides of every toxin that ever lurked there.
What a tasty treat to eat with a light dinner
and fresh picked berries
on a summer night.
My farmer said he didn't like it much...
but I know I didn't eat all that!
So next time your in the grocery aisle
and you see one of those bad boys in the avocado bin peering at you,
snatch him up and give this gusto of a dip a try.
You'll thank me for it later,
Come see my favorite recipes during my 31 days in October series.
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It's gone on my "Most Wanted" list.