Healthy Recipe: Lemon Avocado Mousse

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Today's healthy recipe is a refreshing, palate-pleasing appetizer spread from the California Avocado website. A surprisingly complete food, avocados contain fourteen
minerals to stimulate growth, including iron and copper
for your blood. The sodium and potassium in avocados
keeps your body chemically balanced, and their low sugar
content and absence of starch make them an ideal fruit
for people with type 2 diabetes.
Vitamins in avocados include A, several B-complex, C,
and E, as well as phosphorus and magnesium. They’re also
a great source of antioxidants like vitamins E and C.

Unfortunately, one of the mistakes that women with the diet mentality make is to eliminate or avoid foods like nutrient-rich avocados because they are high in fat.  Making any food or food category 'off limits,' however, often creates a sense of deprivation which can lead to overeating or binge eating. But fats are essential in a healthy eating plan and help us maintain body temperature and even delay hunger pangs.

Makes 4 Servings

½ Cup of Canola Oil
1 ½ Ripe Avocados Chopped
¼ or more, Cup of Lemon Juice (depending on taste)
Salt & Pepper to taste (freshly ground)
Dash of Parmesan Cheese
Dash of Minced Fresh Garlic
few dollops of No fat sour cream

Add all ingredients in order listed above and blend together in a food processor or blender. Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve later with crusty French toasts, crackers, veggies, or shrimp.

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