Cilantro Avocado Dressing

I love making meals for my family. I show love by creating foods that taste great and feed the soul. Where I come from (Texas) a home cooked meal is like a hug! Just ask my friend Terri! We come together to eat, laugh and to celebrate life.  

When making a dish I’m always asking myself 2 questions. Will it taste great and is it healthy for my family? Passing along this way of cooking and living (lifestyle) to my family is important. My daughter Ashley (fitness trainer) is always telling me, Mom, this is great you really need to write a recipe book.

This is the start of my recipe book! Every week I’ll be sharing 1 recipe with you, along with some educational bits on the benefits of the ingredients in the recipe.  

This weeks recipe is…

Cilantro Avocado Dressing/Dip

  • half an avocado
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup water (more as needed to adjust consistency)
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves and stems
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • A pinch of cumin
  • Lime juice

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pulse all ingredients until smooth. Enjoy! 

Avocado’s

Let’s face it the avocado is where it’s at! It a creamy delicious fruit packed with nutrients and great flavor. Avocado’s really help curb that craving for sweets. Avocados give me energy and power to push through the day.   

Did you know avocados have more potassium than a banana? Potassium is an important mineral that helps support healthy blood pressure levels. Studies have shown that having high potassium intake reduces blood pressure, strokes, kidney failure and a major risk factor for heart attacks.

Yogurt

All yogurts are a great source protein and protein is a nutrient that provides energy! I love greek yogurt because it’s low in fat and a good substitute for mayo or oil. It’s packed with probiotics, that healthy bacteria that boost your immune system. Of course there’s plenty of calcium in greek yogurt to help build strong muscles.

 Cilantro

I have to say I been loving cilantro lately. It’s one of those herbs that can just make your dish pop!  Cilantro can also help cleanse the body of heavy metals and it’s an incredible source of antioxidants. It’s loaded with vitamins and minerals. Some refer to it as a “superherb.” A small amount gives you the full daily value of potassium, manganese, vitamin A and K and is rich in vitamin C.

Hope y'all enjoyed! If you have any questions or want to share your recipes with me just shoot us an email honeypotcolorado@gmail.com

Marie