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Avocado Almond Salad
Avacados, almonds, lemon, and more join together to make a perfectly fresh and healthful salad
- 6 medium chopped tomatoes
- 6 diced avocados
- 1 cup raw almonds soaked, drained, peeled, and chopped
- 1 cup finely chopped celery
- 1 chopped green onion
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp raw honey
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast optional
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper optional
- In a large bowl, whisk together lemon juice, honey, salt, and optional nutritional yeast and cayenne until well combined.
- Add to the bowl the tomatoes, avocados, almonds, celery, green onion and cilantro and toss to combine. Enjoy immediately
Avocados are known (very well known, I might say, they got so popular within the last few years) for their creamy texture that is incredibly versatile. It pairs so well with the crunch from the almonds and celery! But did you know about their amazing health profile as well? They contain more potassium than bananas (and less fruity sugar) and those healthy monounsaturated fatty acids that your body needs for energy and other functions. They keep your cholesterol down, unlike trans fats. And this reduces your risk for heart disease, and stroke.
Almonds have healthy fats too! That’s a double whammy for your cholesterol and heart health. They also have really good fiber levels and protein, plus magnesium (which helps lower blood pressure and blood sugar) and Vitamin E. And because they lower your blood sugar, they’re a diabetic-friendly nut.
And guess what else this Avocado Almond Salad has? (Well, you did just read the recipe). Lemons and tomatoes! Both of these have citric acid, which is a wonderful antioxident and protects you from free radicals. Lemons have malic acid, critical for our energy krebs cycle, and tomatoes have ascorbic acid, which is better known as Vitamin C!