Rachel’s Creamy Avocado Dip
A creamy spin on its popular cousin: Guacamole.
Creamier than guacamole with a bit more tang, but JUST. AS. CRAVE worthy…in a different way, ya know?!
Dip some chips (I love Jackson’s Honest brand) or dip chopped veggie sticks, either way, you’re going to need to quickly make a second batch, so leave the ingredients out…with all the kiddos home, this will go fast!
Avocado adds essential protein into our diets too! #Bonus
Yep! In addition to the good fat in avocados, you’ll be happy to know that it also plays a vital role in muscle-building via its impressive protein content.
A whole avocado fruit may not astound you with high protein numbers (as it only has 3-4 grams), but it does have the nine essential amino acids that serve as our body’s building blocks.
These are: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine – and they’re all found in an avocado!
They are called ‘essential’ because our bodies require them in developing and healing muscles, cells, and body systems. Our bodies cannot produce these proteins, so they have to come from the food we consume.
This makes avocado a very fitting accompaniment for our fitness + muscle building/retention + weight loss goals!
Makes 6 servings
- 2 ripe avocados, pitted and diced
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- Juice of fresh 1 lemon
- 1/2 tsp ground coriander seed
- 1/4 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt, or to taste
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper, or to taste
- corn tortilla chips or chopped vegetables