Healthy Guacamole – a simple recipe I know, but one that is often over looked in terms of a healthy snack.
What exactly is it?
Guacamole is an avocado based dip first developed my the Aztecs. It’s original name ?huacamolli (pronouced a-waka-mol-i) translates as “avocado sauce” (mmm… not as appetising as I’d like, but I’ll take it). In Mexican Spanish, the ‘g’ becomes a ‘w’ and as such the correct pronunciation is ‘waka-mole’.
Traditionally guacamole was made by smashing ripe avocados and sea salt in a mortal and pestle – yep, those Aztecs were all over smashed avocado before it became trendy! Today we add a few more ingredients because well, we can 🙂
Why not? 🙂 Not only are avocados rich in dietary fibre, vitamin K, folate, vitamin B6, potassium and vitamin E, because of their high mono-unsaturated fat content, they are also great at keeping us satisfied for longer periods of time.Print