Avocado is one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat. Guacamole is already pretty great by itself but we wanted to make it even better. How did we outdo this already great recipe? We added bacon for an extra protein boost. Mmm, bacon.
The majority of the fat in avocado comes from the monounsaturated fat called oleic acid. Oleic acid is also found in olives and olive oil and helps protect your heart from cardiovascular disease.
Avocado also contains a vast spectrum of vitamins and minerals including vitamin K, folate, vitamin C and potassium.
This recipe offers an easy way to get more clean calories in your diet. Most of the calories in this recipe come from fat. Adding guacamole to your lunch or early afternoon snack is an excellent way to increase your satiety. Fats are the most filling macronutrient so by eating a high-fat meal, you’ll dull your hunger and avoid filling up on sugary foods that will spike your insulin.
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If you’re somebody who finds the taste of cilantro soapy, feel free to omit it from this recipe. It’s actually thought that the way you taste cilantro is genetically programmed and that a small portion of the population hates the taste of cilantro because of their genes.
Even if you take out the cilantro, there are still enough nutrient-dense ingredients in this recipe to make up for it including tomato, red onion and garlic.
All the ingredients in this recipe follow the guidelines of the Thermo Diet. The Thermo Diet encourages you to eat foods that increase the process of thermogenesis in your body. Haven’t tried the Thermo Diet yet? Get your meal plan today to see how this way of eating can boost your energy and help you regulate your hormones.
- 2 avocados
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 cup red onion
- 1/4 cup cilantro loosely packed
- 1/2 lime juiced
- 1/3 cup tomatoes chopped
- 1/4 cup bacon bits
- Chop cilantro finely and add to a bowl with remaining ingredients,adding the lime juice last.
- Stir well to combine (folding the guacamole over to mix theingredients works well, too).
- Add more salt to taste.