Avocado & Egg Salad Collard Green Wraps

These wraps are a simple and quick but satisfying meal that the whole family will like. You'll feel full but energized with a nice dose of protein, healthy fats and greens. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 bunch Organic Collard Greens, washed and stems cut off

6 Eggs (organic, pasture-raised), hard boiled and chopped

2 Organic Avocados, peeled and pits removed

1/2 Lemon, juiced

5 Organic Green Onion, chopped

2 tbsp Dijon Mustard

Sea Salt & Black Pepper to taste

Organic Hot Sauce (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine chopped eggs, avocado, lemon juice, green onions, dijon mustard and season with sea salt and pepper to taste. Mash with fork until creamy.
  2. Wrap up in collard greens and enjoy!

Sweet Summer Salad with Grapefruit Vinnaigrette

This is a delicious and refreshing summer salad is loaded with antioxidants and packs a serious nutritional punch. It's also great for satisfying that sweet tooth and getting in your daily dose of healthy fats. I like to serve it with grilled wild salmon or chicken and a glass of good rosé :-).

Ingredients:

4 cups organic Arugula

1/2 cup organic Strawberries (sliced)

1/2 cup organic Blueberries

1/2 cup organicPecans (toasted)

1 organic Avocado (peeled and diced)

1/4 cup organic Basil Leaves (chopped)

1/2 organic Grapefruit (juiced)

2 tbsps organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 tbsps raw, organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Directions:

  1. Fill each individual salad bowl with a large handful of arugula. Evenly set the pecans, avocado, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries across all bowls. Sprinkle each bowl with a bit of your chopped basil.
  2. Create your dressing by combining your grapefruit juice, olive oil and apple cider vinegar in a bowl and stir. Spoon the dressing evenly over each bowl. Enjoy!

Heart Healthy Red Pepper Hummus

The garbanzo beans and olive oil in this recipe both help with blood fat regulation, including lowering levels of LDL-cholesterol (bad cholesterol), total cholesterol, and triglycerides. The red pepper is rich in lycopene and vitamins A and C, all of which are fabulous for heart health.

Ingredients:

1 can organic garbanzo beans (chickpeas)

1/2 organic red bell pepper

1/3 cup organic tahini (usually found in the nut butter aisle)

2 Tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil

2-3 cloves organic garlic, peeled and minced

Juice of 1 medium OR 2 small organic lemons 

1 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp ground coriander

Himalayan or sea salt to taste

Directions: 

Puree all ingredients in food until smooth and creamy.

Enjoy with a rainbow of fresh organic veggies: 
carrots, celery, radishes, squash, zucchini, string beans, bell peppers, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, etc.

Chocolate Chia Avocado Pudding

What?! Avocado in a dessert you say? Oh yes, my friend. It may sound strange but you'll be a believer after tasting this rich, creamy, guilt-free dessert.

February is American Heart Month and avocado is a superfood when it comes to heart health. The healthy fats in avocados can actually lower your bad and raise your good cholesterol, so enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened organic coconut milk

¼ cup chia seeds

2 organic avocados, peeled and pits removed

½ cup organic raw cacao powder

2-3 drops of organic liquid stevia (add more or less to taste)

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, blender, or food processor until well blended and creamy and refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight.

Optional: Top with shredded coconut or nuts and serve

Holy Guacamole!

In the early 70's there was a song titled "Walk a Mile In My Shoes" by Joe South and my dad thought it was hilarious to sing "Guacamole in my shoes" instead. Yep, pretty corny but it stuck with me, and now every time I see, eat or even hear the word guacamole, I can hear dad's singing that chorus :-).

Growing up in California guacamole was also a staple food and any party or gathering without guac was downright sacrilegious. Even during the low-fat fad of the early 90's the delicious avocado managed to remain a constant in California cuisine. Today we have a much better understanding of the role of fats in our diet, and people are starting to get past the belief that fat is the enemy.

We now know that getting enough healthy fats is crucial and that they play a starring role in nutrient absorption, metabolism, hormones, brain function, cardiovascular health, etc., etc., etc... So while avocados may be a little pricey, they pack a serious nutritional punch and are incredibly delicious and versatile (as in extra creamy smoothies and vegan chocolate pudding!). A medium-sized avocado has a whopping 11 grams of fiber, nearly half of the daily recommended minimum intake! They are also an excellent source of potassium (more than bananas), and are rich in vitamins K, B, C, and E. Studies have also shown that avocados may lower cholesterol, decrease the risk of diabetes, stroke, and coronary artery disease, and event prevent cancer. Yes please!

Makes about 4 servings

Ingredients: 

  • ·        2 avocados, very ripe, chopped loosely 
  • ·        Juice of 1 lime 
  • ·        3 Tbsp cilantro, chopped 
  • ·        ½ cup organic red bell pepper, diced 
  • ·        ½ cup red onion, finely chopped
  • ·        ¼ cup organic tomato, chopped fine 
  • ·        1-2 serrano chilies, stems and seeds removed, minced
  • ·        1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • ·        ¼ tsp sea salt (or to taste)

 Directions:

1.     In medium bowl, combine lime juice and avocado and blend, keeping mixture slightly chunky.

2.     Add red pepper, red onion and tomato.

3.     Stir and toss so ingredients are well blended and mash avocado to desired texture. I like mine a little chunky.

4.     Sprinkle small amount of sea salt; stir and taste.

5.     Place guacamole in a bowl and serve at room temperature.

Directions:

  1. In medium bowl, combine lime juice and avocado and blend, keeping mixture slightly chunky.
  2. Add red pepper, red onion and tomato.
  3. Stir and toss so ingredients are well blended and mash avocado to desired texture. I like mine a little chunky.
  4. Sprinkle small amount of sea salt; stir and taste.
  5. Place guacamole in a bowl and serve at room temperature.

Enjoy!