Avocado dip recipe

Avocados are known as one of the super foods for all of the goodness packed inside them. It’s an added bonus that they’re ridiculously yummy! While I love eating them plain, sometimes its nice to mix it up. This avocado dip is great with multigrain crackers or nachos. Or, just eat it straight from the bowl like my boyfriend does. Its kinda like guacamole (but better). Enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 whole avocados

1 cup chunky salsa (I use Pace Mild)

1 bunch cilantro

1 tbsp lime juice

Salt & pepper to taste

 

Directions:

1. Peel & pit the avocados. Then chop into small pieces.

2. Add everything into a bowl and mix! I like to mash up the avocado pieces but still leave some chunks for more texture.  Also, adjust the amount of cilantro to your liking. I LOVE it so I add a ton!

3. Serve immediately with crackers/chips or store chilled in the refrigerator. It would also be yummy as a spread on a sandwich!

 

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Roasted lime & cilantro cauliflower recipe

The one herb I have a huge weakness for is cilantro. That + cauliflower + lime juice = the yummiest side dish ever! Say hello to roasted lime & cilantro cauliflower.

 

Ingredients:

Cilantro & lime juice (use however many of each you like)

1 head of cauliflower

1 tbsp olive oil

 

Directions:

1. Chop up the head of cauliflower and toss with olive oil.

2. Add lime juice and cilantro to taste and toss again until everything is well mixed.

3. Spread on a baking sheet and sprinkle on a pinch of salt or pepper.

4. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

ENJOY!

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Tropical spinach smoothie

“Green monster” smoothies made from spinach have become all the rage. I, myself, am a HUGE proponent of them. They’re delicious, satisfy my sweet tooth, and get me a few servings of leafy greens! The other day, I had some ripe bananas I wanted to use up and a bag of spinach in the fridge so I whipped up a green smoothie. I had some mandarin oranges, pineapple, and lime juice too so I threw those all in the blender to create what I’m calling the Tropical Spinach Smoothie. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1/2 ripe banana, frozen

2-3 handfuls of baby spinach

8 oz water

1/2 cup mandarin oranges

1/2 cup pineapple

1 tablespoon lime juice

Throw everything into the blender and voila! Super easy : )

Sometimes I don’t freeze the banana which makes the result more just like a drink rather than an icy smoothie. Either way is quite tasty.

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