Who doesn’t love avocado and cilantro together. They may be the perfect combination! As an added bonus, they are both so good for you! Cilantro is one of nature’s best antioxidant foods! Some of it’s health benefits include:
- rich in phytonutrients and flavonoids
- contains dodecenal, and antibacterial compound which helps protect against and fight salmonella .
- Aids in digestion and in producing digestive enzymes.
- contains borneol, which is capable of viruses and germs that cause colds.
- helps control blood sugar
- helps lower cholesterol
All of these are incredibly beneficial to all of us, however, the thing that cilantro is best known for is it’s ability to chelate (remove) heavy metals like mercury, aluminum, and lead from the body, making it an excellent natural chelation treatment. When you combine cilantro with chlorella and garlic, it becomes even more powerful at detoxing these metals and toxins from your body. It’s amazing what the right foods can do for us!
This evening, I was craving something with the flavors of avocado and cilantro in it, so I looked up ideas on Pinterest and came across this pin:
Perfect! Easy and exactly what I was looking for. Sure enough, it hit the spot! I had a big enough serving that it served as a meal, but this would make an excellent side dish to chili, or it could even serve as a great filling for a burrito! I followed the recipe pretty closely, except that I adjusted portions for 4 servings instead of 6. I left out the jalapeño pepper and the lime zest. I also prepared mine just a little differently. I didn’t use a sauté pan to mix everything together in. I found that by mixing in the rice as soon as it was done and then serving immediately made for a nice warm meal.
AVOCADO CILANTRO RICE
-2 avocados, mashed
-3 Tbsp. lime juice
-2/3 cup fresh chopped cilantro
-1 2/3 cups organic brown rice
-1 cup frozen peas
-1/2 tsp. sea salt
2.) Prepare the peas as directed on the package.
3.) While the rice is cooking, in a large bowl, mash the avocados up. Add the lime juice, cilantro, sea salt, and peas when they are done cooking.