JAN 15, 2013 – Broccomole: Broccoli Guacamole

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Hey girls,

Avocados are an amazingly healthy food, but if you’re trying to lean out, you may want to avoid eating too much of them since they are high in fats (good fats, but still).  Instead, I found this cool recipe for guacamole using broccoli instead of avocado. (http://domesticfits.com/2012/10/10/broccomole/)

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It’s broccomole!  It’s creamy and very tasty.

One ounce is only 22 calories a serving.  And only about 250 calories if you eat the entire bowl.

I personally love avocados.  I eat them often.  They are chock full of healthy fats, vitamins, and protein…a great food that can not be improved upon.  This recipe isn’t about improving guacamole.  It’s a new food, a lower calorie creamy green dip that is about 1/3 the calories, twice the protein and much less fat.

And broccoli is a known cancer fighter, bone strengthener, cardiovascular health champion, bone-fide superfood and one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet.  We could all use some of it, and what better to take it down…with a carrot stick or cucumber spear!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped, seeds removed
  • 2 tbs green onions
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 ounces fat free cream cheese (I use the low fat version)
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbs cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Cook the broccoli in lightly salted water until very soft. Overcook the broccoli in comparison to the al dente cooking that most recipes recommend.
  2. Drain broccoli very well.
  3. Transfer to a food processor. Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth, add additional olive oil for a smoother texture.
  4. Serve warm

ENJOY!

YOUR BOOTCAMP TEAM

4 Responses to “JAN 15, 2013 – Broccomole: Broccoli Guacamole”

  1. Cristina Cordero Says:

    Could you share the recipe please? I would love to give it a try! Thank you!!

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  2. Cristina Cordero Says:

    lol..thank you!!! 🙂

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  3. Lilian S. Says:

    I LOVE avocados. I eat them often too. But I also love Broccoli. Will definitely try this one!

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