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Spicy Avocado Green Sauce

We are lovers of all things saucy. We admit: meal prepping can feel so repetitive, especially when you are recycling the same healthy protein options week by week. Our solution to this is simple: sauces. Sauces for dunking, coating, drizzling, enjoying and taking our meals to the next level.

For this recipe, our key ingredient is: Jalapenos

Here;s why we care about this recipe:

  • One really interesting benefit to jalapenos is their healing properties. They contain something called capsaicin, which is a chili pepper extract. They are used to control migraine pain and other nerve pains.
  • The capsaicin in jalapenos is also linked to metabolism boosting. Studies have found that they can increase your metabolism by 4% to 5% daily, which means they will naturally promote weight loss.
  • Is capsaicin basically magic? It sounds like it. This alkaloid is also found to promote internal stomach healing, fighting against ulcers, both healing them and preventing them.
  • Yep– it’s magic. It also has been linked to the prevention of cancer. Chinese doctors used it as a way to treat breast cancer, and it was shown that it hindered the growth of the cancer. Honestly, we may just starting eating a jalapeno a day, or better yet, make this sauce instead.

Now onto the good stuff:

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Spicy Avocado Green Sauce

Servings: 10
Calories: 60kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup packed cilantro leaves
  • 1 jalapeno (ribs and seeds removed)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in food processor. Blend until smooth.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Serve as a dip, spread, or sauce — or add additional water or oil to thin the sauce for use as a dressing or a marinade.

Notes

NUTRITION INFORMATION Yield: 10 Servings, Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 60, Total Fat: 5.4g, Saturated Fat: 0.8g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 122mg, Total Carbohydrates: 2.9g, Dietary Fiber: 1.2g, Total Sugars: 0.5g, Protein: 1.2g

Do you have a go-to sauce? We would love to know!

XO,

Amanda and Christina

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