Avocado Dip

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 1 large peeled and pitted avocado
  • 2/3 cup plain yogurt or goat yogurt
  • 1 diced tomato
  • dash or two of cayenne pepper
  • sea salt and black pepper

Directions:

  1. Mash avocado with a fork until very smooth.
  2. Add yogurt, tomato, and cayenne. Blend until smooth. This may be done in a food processor, in a blender or with a fork.
  3. Add sea salt and fresh black pepper to taste.
  4. Serve chilled with mixed raw vegetables.

Note: Best made a maximum of 1 hour before serving.

Anti Aging Properties of Avocados

The avocado is a wonder food when it comes to anti aging and longevity. First of all, besides avocados being delicious they are filled with all sorts of great nutrients that help your body make repairs and live longer. Here’s just a short list:

Oleic Acid: This is a healthy fat that many believe can be used to lower bad cholesterol while increasing good cholesterol.

Potassium:   A cup of avocados contains about 25% of your daily supply of potassium. Potassium helps protect your heart and arteries and could reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.

Folate:  Folate is a great micronutrient and the same cup of avocado contains around 23% of the folate you need each day. People who get the right amount of folate have a decreased risk of heart attacks (by as much as 55%).

Antioxidants:  Avocados are a rich source of antioxidants. These substances help your body fight off damage from free radicals. This protects your organs and tissues from damage over time.

Just remember to consider the calories (a cup of avocados has about 235 calories).

Enjoy !

Petra

 

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