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January 22, 2009

Healthy Recipe: Lemon Avocado Mousse

Avocado Today's healthy recipe is a refreshing, palate-pleasing appetizer spread from the California Avocado website. A surprisingly complete food, avocados contain fourteen minerals to stimulate growth, including iron and copper for your blood. The sodium and potassium in avocados keeps your body chemically balanced, and their low sugar content and absence of starch make them an ideal fruit for people with type 2 diabetes. Vitamins in avocados include A, several B-complex, C, and E, as well as phosphorus and magnesium. They’re also a great source of antioxidants like vitamins E and C.

Unfortunately, one of the mistakes that women with the diet mentality make is to eliminate or avoid foods like nutrient-rich avocados because they are high in fat.  Making any food or food category 'off limits,' however, often creates a sense of deprivation which can lead to overeating or binge eating. But fats are essential in a healthy eating plan and help us maintain body temperature and even delay hunger pangs.

Makes 4 Servings

½ Cup of Canola Oil
1 ½ Ripe Avocados Chopped
¼ or more, Cup of Lemon Juice (depending on taste)
Salt & Pepper to taste (freshly ground)
Dash of Parmesan Cheese
Dash of Minced Fresh Garlic
few dollops of No fat sour cream

Add all ingredients in order listed above and blend together in a food processor or blender. Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve later with crusty French toasts, crackers, veggies, or shrimp.

Posted by Laura on January 22, 2009 | Permalink


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I didn't even know there was such thing as avocado mousse! Sounds great, although it's hard not to want to make guacamole whenever I get avocados.

Posted by: Crabby McSlacker | Jan 22, 2009 11:12:04 AM

thanks for the great recipes, I will try them. I use www.bodytrace.com for weight tracking I suggest everyone do the same either there or somewhere else.
Take care,

Posted by: Tom | Jan 22, 2009 1:36:27 PM

thanks,for sharing your recipe,i learned a lot about the avocadoes and will surely try this recipe.

Posted by: Tom | Jan 23, 2009 9:53:44 PM

had to pop back in and say I made this today---I LOVED IT as did my Toddler (!)

Posted by: MizFit | Jan 24, 2009 7:51:21 PM

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