Eighteen grams? - That’s a big number when you’re talking about fibre! And that’s the exact amount of fibre you’ll get from one cup of peas and one avocado. To illustrate further, that’s almost 75% of what many Canadian women need for daily fibre (25 grams). Men need more (38 grams). Age will also factor into how much fibre your body needs.
There are two types of fibre. Insoluble fibre acts like a broom to keep you regular. Soluble fibre dissolves in water and becomes a gel that helps control blood sugars and cholesterol. Still with me? Let’s simplify this. Peas are high in insoluble fibre. Avocados are high in soluble fibre. Conclusion? Your body is getting the fibre it needs to function its best.
Impressive right? Oh yeah, definitely, but what’s equally impressive is how quick, easy and good this recipes tastes. Peas add a sweet earthy flavour to your guacamole. Try it for yourself! In 15 minutes or less, you’ll have an appetizer or snack that will wow your guests, family and yourself.
Green Pea Guacamole
Author: Jen - A Naturally Nu Foodie recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Number of Servings: 4
1 cup (250 mL) frozen green peas, thawed, steamed and cooled
1 garlic clove
½ tsp (2 mL) salt
2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh cilantro
In a food processor, combine green peas, avocado, juice from 1 lime, garlic, salt and cilantro. Blend until smooth. The stronger the food processor (i.e. more watts) the smoother the guacamole.
Transfer to a bowl. Store in fridge at 1 hour, allowing flavours to combine.
Serve with gluten-free tortilla chips, crackers or cut-up vegetables.
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