Guacamole contains antioxidants that reduce oxidative stress in your body and fats that help keep your heart healthy. This recipe provides all the goodness of traditional guacamole with the added kick provided by jalapeño.
Even though the recipe calls for one jalapeño, feel free to experiment by doubling or even tripling up if you want to bring the heat. The active chemical capsaicin causes the burn you feel against your lips when you bite into the seeds.
The fiery taste of capsaicin is thought to have several benefits for your body. Research shows that foods high in capsaicin slightly increase your metabolism and may reduce your risk of developing cancer1 2.
How can you improve this ratio? You can add more fatty fish like wild-caught salmon into your diet to boost your fat intake or you can also add more recipes like this one into your diet.
The majority of the calories in this recipe come from healthy monounsaturated fats. Replacing foods like nuts and vegetable oils with foods high in monounsaturated fats (avocado, avocado oil, olive oil, olives) can improve your ratio by decreasing your omega 6 intake.
This recipe follows the nutritional guidelines of the Thermo Diet. The Thermo Diet encourages you to eat foods that increase thermogenesis in your body (the release of heat) to optimize your hormone levels. Haven’t tried it yet? Get your Thermo Diet meal plan today.
- 2 avocado
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 cup red onion
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 1/2 lime juiced
- 1 jalapeno with seeds diced
- 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.