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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Yummy and Healthy Avocado Dip

Avocados are a creative way to increase your fruit intake during the fall and winter months. You can add them to almost any dish. Avocados contain about 8% of your recommended daily value of fiber
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per serving. Dietary fiber from fruits, as a part of an overall healthy diet, can help reduce blood cholesterol levels and also may lower risk of heart disease.

Here is a family favorite that is healthy and yummy (and a great football gameday snack)!

Ingredients

4 ripe avocados
1 cup fresh cilantro
1/2 cup Plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 jalapeno, seeded and roughly chopped
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. of Sriracha (if you want it spicy)

Directions

1. Scoop the avocados out of their skins and place in a food processor.
2. Add the cilantro, Greek yogurt, lime juice, jalapeno, salt, pepper and other spices, then blend until smooth.

You may serve with vegetables, such as, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, and jicama.
I really like Snappea Crips - they're delicious with hummus, too.


Elena White is the founder and editor of  Life The Green Way, clean water advocate, and a "rurban" wife and mother.  Learn more about her here and follow her on Twitter at @Lifethegreenway.

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