Saturday, April 25, 2009
Recipes: Guacamole, Carrot and Pineapple Juice
Perhaps too simple to be called recipes, these combinations have worked well for me:
While there must be hundreds of recipes on the web for guacamole, lately I've been enjoying the following as an alternative to plain avocado:
2 Avocados (soft)
Juice of 1 Lime
Mush together with a fork.
You can raw onion, etc. if you like that sort of thing (I don't)
This works well spread on warm corn tortillas, either alone or before filling with fried mushrooms and salad (lettuce, sprouts, grated carrot, etc.)
Carrot and Pineapple Juice
A big surprise for me has been how good fresh carrot juice tastes. I had tried carrot juice years ago and wasn't too impressed, perhaps because it hadn't been made at that moment. Combining it with pineapple (any ratio from 30:70 to 70:30), however, is really delicious to my palate.
What amazes me is that although I would be hard pushed to eat 10 carrots at once, or a whole pineapple, I can happily drink these quantities once they've been juiced. I don't know if juice is better than eating the whole food (it certainly isn't natural!). Maybe it's better because it fills you more easily, reducing cravings for wheat, etc.