Summer is coming to end and we start the with the everyday running of the school days. Now the my kids are in school I love to make healthy and well balance lunch using “Good Fats”, you know that are a lot of kinds of fats in our food and I want to bring to you a little awareness in this, over 75% of the fat in fresh avocados is naturally good fat making them a great substitute for foods high in bad (saturated) fat. Avocados are virtually the only fruit that contains monounsaturated fat, and they are sodium, cholesterol and trans-fat free.
Hass Avocados bring the good fats again to the table and you can prepare healthy and delicious meals with this amazing ingredient. The start of fall also brings Latino families the opportunity to enjoy and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and showcase their traditions with friends and family. So many of our traditions are rooted in the food, because nothing is better than a conversation a plate of guacamole, and the family recipes we share. Fresh Avocados play a central role in many Latino recipes and traditional foods.
Unfortunately Latinos also share the issue of higher type2 diabetes rates across our community. Eating well to maintain a healthy weight is one of the most important things you can do to lower your risk for type 2 diabetes. Specially if came from a family like mine, where diabetes is on both sides. I grew up looking at my grandmother struggle with the food se eats, and for me it was very important to learn how to help my family to maintain a healthy life style.
In so many ways and because avocados form a huge part in our everyday diet we need it to learn more and more different way to eat it. A lot of the recipes I learn during this process are so delicious and fresh and my hold family was super grateful and happy. Not only we are eating better but we also enjoy our meals more, our visits to the doctor are positives and we change the way we look avocados, now they are part of our healthy life style, a key in our nutrition and of course a delicious one.
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Today I’m sharing this fresh perfect for this last days of summer, Cold Avocado and Cucumber Cream, so refreshing and delicious, you can add, chopped tomatoes and some oven bake tortillas. I know you will love this recipe.
- 2 cucumber
- 2 Hass avocados
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic paste
- 4 teaspoon extra virgen olive oil
- juice of 1 lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 4 dashes of tabasco
Peel and eliminate the cucumber seed, do the same with the avocados.
Then add everything to the blender and blend until you have a very smooth and homogeneous.
Place in a container and refrigerate before serving.
This is a delicious cream that you can serve as an appetizer.
This recipe makes 4 servings.
|Preparation time:||10 minutes|
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|Level of the recipe:||Easy|