4 avocados, scooped out
5 or 6 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup chopped red onion
Juice of half a small lemon (also grate a little of the zest into the bowl)
Fresh jalapeno or cayenne pepper, minced
Sea salt and black pepper
In a large bowl, combine the avocados, tomatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, jalapeno (if using), and salt and black pepper to taste. I like my guacamole kind of chunky, so I mash it together with a fork. If you like yours smooth, then blend it instead. I’m obsessed with cilantro so there’s a lot in my guacamole! If you want to put less cilantro, please do so according to your taste preferences.
Cilantro is a strong chelator, so it’s a natural way to pull heavy metals and other toxins out of your bloodstream. Detoxification is one way to help support general health and reduce risk of cardiovascular damage. The avocados contain healthy essential fats as well as glutathione, a strong antioxidant that sweeps away free radicals. For your dipping pleasure, I recommend organic zucchini, celery, carrots and of course, tortilla chips.
Suzy Cohen, has been a licensed pharmacist for over 30 years and believes the best approach to chronic illness is a combination of natural medicine and conventional. She founded her own dietary supplement company specializing in custom-formulas, some of which have patents. With a special focus on functional medicine, thyroid health and drug nutrient depletion, Suzy is the author of several related books including Thyroid Healthy, Drug Muggers, Diabetes Without Drugs, and a nationally syndicated column.