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Sneaky Blends Recipe: Creamy Kale Guac

CREAMY-KALE-GUAC_400Guacamole is healthy in and of itself, but it’s also one of those calorie-dense foods that can go from a snack to a meal pretty quickly. The blend in this version extends the volume of the dish by 50 percent, while taking down the calories. Serve the guac with cucumber rounds or strips of red or yellow bell pepper for dipping. Enjoy this crowd-pleasing recipe and more from my cookbook Sneaky Blends.

2 ripe Hass avacados
½ cup *Sweat Pea-Baby Kale Base Blend
Juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves
¼ teaspoon sea salt
A few turns of freshly ground black pepper
½ cup minced red onion (optional)
1 small jalapeño, seeded and minced (optional)

*Sweet Pea-Baby Kale Base Blend
3 cups sweet green frozen peas
8 cups loosely packed baby kale
Filtered water

Makes about 3 cups

Place the peas in a large heatproof bowl. Bring a medium pot of tap water into a high-powered blender and pulse a few times to reduce its volume. Drain the peas and add them to the blender, along with 3 to 4 tablespoons of filtered water, and puree until smooth, adding more water as necessary.

Halve the avocados lengthwise, remove the pit, and scoop the flesh into a small bowl. Add the remaining ingredients, mixing lightly with a fork and serve.

Nutrition facts (per serving): 42 calories; 3 g fat; 4 mg sodium; 4 g carbs; 2 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 1 g protein

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