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As a vegan, sometimes entertaining people can be tricky. You want to be able to put out great vegan options for everyone to enjoy. Not everyone has the same dietary preferences, though. Finding foods that mimic the tastes and textures some are used to can be challenging. Here’s one recipe that can help even things out, though. By using coconut yogurt, you can create a delicious creamy vegan dip quickly and easily. In other words, it’s perfect to serve when guests drop by during the holidays or to watch the big game!

What The Avocado Can Do For You

Many know how tasty avocados are. What may be more of a surprise is how good they are for you. For one, they are a nutrient-packed fruit.

Avocados are great sources of dietary fiber and vitamins C, E, K, and B-6. They also have plenty of potassium and omega-3 fatty acids.1

The fact that avocados are full of fat may worry you a bit. It shouldn’t. Avocados are full of healthy fats. And these healthy fats can help support good vision, lower cholesterol, and perform many other health functions.2 In addition, the healthy fats in avocados may also help support heart health. Studies have linked them to lowered inflammation, which may play a role in heart issues.3

If you eat avocados regularly, you are in good company. One study showed that people who regularly eat this wonderful fruit have a lower BMI and significantly less belly fat. They also had a higher nutrient intake, and a lower risk of several health conditions.4

Amazing Creamy Avocado Vegan Dip Recipe!

vegan guacamole recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup coconut yogurt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup minced dill
  • ¼ cup minced parsley
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

Using a fork or a potato masher, mash the avocado until smooth. Whisk in the coconut yogurt, lemon zest and juice, herbs, sea salt, and garlic.

Serve with sliced veggies. This dip is especially good with carrots and peppers!

Enjoy this new addition to your entertaining repertoire today, and try to find other ways to incorporate avocados into your diet.

Want more health tips, learn more:

Meal Planning: How Often Should You Actually Eat?


Sources
1. https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/2156?manu=&fgcd=%20target=
2. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000785.htm
3. http://atvb.ahajournals.org/content/26/5/995
4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23282226

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