Strawberry Guacamole

This is a wonderful recipe to add to your summer fun…adapted from Clean Food by Terry Walters.

Strawberry Guacamole

1 cup diced strawberries

1/2 cup peeled and diced jicama

1 watermelon radish, peeled and diced*

2 avocados, peeled, pitted and diced (save pits)

1 jalepeno, seeded and minced

Juice of 2 limes

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

In a large bowl, combine strawberries, jicama, watermelon radish, avocados and jalapeno. In a separate bowl combine lime juice, salt, garlic powder and olive oil. Pour over strawberry mixture and stir until combined. If not serving immediately, place avocado pits in bowl to keep dip from turning brown. Cover and refrigerate. Before serving, remove pits and stir gently. Makes 3 cups.

*If you can’t find watermelon radish (sweet and tasty!), you can substitute tomatillos, cipollini onions or peaches.

Luscious Kale & Strawberry Shake

What a great way to get your daily greens! Enjoy :)

Luscious Kale and Strawberry Shake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4, 8-oz servings

1 can (13.5oz) light coconut milk or 2 cups almond milk

2 cups filtered water

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp agave

1/2 bunch cooked chopped kale

3 medjool dates, pitted or 6 figs

2 cups organic strawberries, cut

1 organic apple, sliced

½ cup raw almonds, sliced

Pinch sea salt

Add liquids to blender first then add rest of ingredients. Blend to your preference—smooth or chunky. You can store in fridge for up to 2 days. To get even more protein, add 1/2 cup non fat cottage cheese or 1/2 cup strawberry protein smoothee

KALE

*SUPERFOOD and # 1 thing missing in American diet  DARK LEAFY GREENS

*MINERAL RICH: Magnesium: bones, nerves, muscle cramping/PMS, blood pressure

Iodine & Zinc: metabolism, immune system

Calcium: bones

Iron: red blood cells

 

*VITAMIN RICH: Vitamins A,B,C,K: anti-oxidant, energy, stress, immunity, bones, blood clotting

 

*FIBER: Digestion/Elimination 

Fullness, Satiety

Steady Sugar Levels Steady Energy

Weight Management

Cholesterol Regulation

ALMONDS

*Calcium, Magnesium, FIBER

*Healthy Source of Fat: memory, satiety, mood, combat inflammation  root disease

*Healthy Source of Protein: energy, satiety, muscle maintenance  metabolism

 

STRAWBERRIES

*Mineral Rich, FIBER

*Vitamin C: most of the berry group immunity, building collagen for youthful skin

DATES/FIGS

*Iron

*Natural Source Sugar

*Fiber