Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these ‘Green Gold’ Recipes
We’re focusing our efforts today on celebrating with one of Mexico’s quintessential icons; the avocado.
Avocados are known as “Green Gold” in Mexico as they are the world’s largest producer and exporter of the green fruit.
The “superfood” is packed full of antioxidants, healthy fats, fiber, potassium, and vitamins. Avacado consumption has been linked to a reduced risk of inflammation, heart disease, and even cancer.
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Here are a few ways you can utilize the green gold in your celebration of Mexican culture.
Unlike other DIY facemasks were used to seeing these days, this one is to smooth out that beautiful skin of yours. Avocados are rich in oils and vitamins that are perfect for your hair or skin.
Treat yourself to an at-home spa day with this recipe:
- 1 avocado
- 1 teaspoon of plain yogurt
- ½ teaspoon of honey
Instructions: Mix mashed avocado with yogurt and honey and apply evenly to your face. Leave on for 10-15 minutes before removing.
Get Your Guac On
The real crowd-pleaser. There are many, many different guac recipes out there. Today, we’re giving you our simple go-to favorite.
- 2 avocados
- 1 tomato
- ½ onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- ½ cilantro bunch
- ½ tsp Salt
- Half a Lime
- ½ habanero pepper (optional)
Instructions: Start by mashing the avocado in a bowl until it reaches a whipped texture. Dice the onion and tomato, mince the garlic, and chop the cilantro bunch. Add these ingredients to a mixing bowl and start mixing.
Finish by adding the lime juice and salt. For a spicier guac, chop up half a habanero pepper and add it to the mixture. Mix until it looks right, sample as necessary 😉.
Agua Verde Margarita
Oh la la. Although it’s easy to make, this fancy looking marg will have you feeling on top of your game.
- 1.5 Oz Silver Tequila
- A quarter of a lime
- Splash of agave nectar
- Half of an avocado
- Slice of cucumber
Add everything into a blender and let er’ rip. Garnish with the cuke and you’re ready to enjoy.