Guacamole is already a great recipe to add to your diet for a nutrient boost. However, we’ve taken it one step further with this recipe and sprinkled in pomegranate seeds to add even more vitamin C and antioxidants than are found in traditional guacamole.
You can make this recipe in under ten minutes and enjoy its fresh flavor as a snack or part of a meal. Most of the calories in this recipe come from the fat in the avocado.
Each serving has 30 grams of fat in total, the majority of which is a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid. Sound familiar? Oleic acid is the same healthy fat that’s found in olives and olive oil.
Research shows that including foods high in monounsaturated fat into your diet can help you lose weight, reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and reduce your risk of developing cancer1.
Research also shows that a diet high in monounsaturated fats, like the Mediterranean diet, can reduce your risk of developing diseases caused by chronic inflammation2.
Pomegranate seeds contain several vital nutrients that will help you get the most out of your workouts. If you’ve ever spilled pomegranate juice on your hands or countertops, you must know how difficult the red coloring in pomegranate is to remove.
The chemicals that cause the pomegranate’s intense crimson color are called polyphenols. These polyphenols are potent antioxidants that help heal your body on the cellular level.
Pomegranate is also a great source of vitamin C, which can boost your immune system and keep you from having to take time off for sickness. Feel free to liberally add more seeds than the recipe calls for to get even more crunch in your guacamole.
Thermo-Style Pomegranate Guacamole
- 2 avocados
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 cup red onion finely chopped
- 1/4 cup cilantro loosely packed
- 1/2 lime juiced
- 4 oz pomegranate seeds
- Chop cilantro finely and add to a bowl with remaining ingredients,adding the pomegranate seeds last.
- Stir well to combine (folding the guacamole over to mix theingredients works well, too).
- Add more salt to taste.