Avocado Party

Happy Monday everyone! Hope everyone had a lovely weekend! There seemed to be a lot of birthday parties happening this weekend. I'm always game for a really good party, and what better way to get down than celebrating the awesomeness of your friends and family. Everyone is always in such a good mood at birthday parties--you just don't find groups of people happier than that :)

Our food of the week has been chosen, and I must say this is probably one of my all time favorites. Drum roll please. And the winner goes to....the avocado!!! I could have a party just because I love avocados so much--like I said, I'm always game for a party. Although it probably wouldn't be as fun as a birthday party, but you never know.....Imagine that every food and beverage served had to include this amazing fruit. Um yeah. Sounds heavenly :)

Loaded with heart healthy fats, 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid, avocados are super healthy. Which is great, because in our house we go through at least 2 a day. Mixed into salads, made into guacamole (don't even get me started on this--I have a serious addiction), put on sandwiches, served with eggs, or eaten all by itself, avocados are just so darn good. I'm going to share my secret (not for long!) recipe for guacamole--friends and family always insist I bring this to every get together or party.

Guacamole--serves 4-5 people

3-4 medium avocados (I prefer Hass avocados), mashed up (I use a potato masher, works great!)

a quarter to a third of  a red onion (depending on your taste preference as well as size of onion), diced small

1/3 bunch of cilantro, chopped finely

1 tomato, chopped

1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped finely

salt to taste

Tapatio hot sauce to taste

juice of half a lime

-In a medium sized bowl, mash the avocado. Add all other ingredients through jalapeno and mix together. Add salt and hot sauce to taste. Add lime juice last (helps keep from turning brown on top). Enjoy (I know I always do :) )

Please feel free to share your favorite way to enjoy this awesome fruit! Avocado party in the near future? Might just have to make that happen.

Yours in Health,

The Fuse Fitness