one raw meal per day + my guacamole recipe
Thursday, June 23, 2011
In my efforts to eat healthier, I've been trying to eat at least one raw meal each day. It's easiest to do for breakfast usually, because I can just toss some leafy greens and fruit in the blender to make a delicious green smoothie. But lately I've also been making a lot of guacamole and dipping crunchy vegetables into it for a raw lunch. My measurements aren't even close to precise, since I tend to just use whatever amounts of ingredients I have in the kitchen that day. But here's my standard recipe for guacamole:
2-3 avocados, peeled and pitted
2 tomatoes, quartered (roma are great, but I've had campari tomatoes in my fridge this week and they work just as well)
1/3 white onion
light handful of cilantro leaves
I just toss all the ingredients into my amazing food processor (seriously, I got it a few weeks ago and I'm obsessed). Then I pulse it a few times and call it good. If you don't have a food processor, just dice your tomatoes and avocados, then mash all the ingredients together with a fork.
And as I said, I love making green smoothies. Today I was running errands after my morning class and decided to stop by a coffee shop/health food store I keep meaning to check out. I got their green smoothie and...loved it! I don't use parsley in mine, but they do and it definitely added some fun flavor. I might have to try it at home next week.
Now I'm off to the gym to get in a much-needed workout. I've definitely been slacking on working out since my summer classes started and I just don't feel as healthy or energetic without a good sweaty workout session!