So, here is a quick recap of yesterday :) I went to the gym for a quick, easy, breezy 30 minutes on the elliptical machine. It took me 30 minutes to de-ice my car...which seemed like a workout in itself. Then, I came home, got ready and went out with a few friends for a birthday celebration. The restaurant was ridiculously crowded - we had to wait 40 minutes for our reserved table. Luckily, they were very accommodating - free margaritas or guacamole anyone? I love when restaurants go out of their way to improve customer service, it's such an important component to any dining experience.
I had to order the vegetarian tacos. Portobello mushrooms, rice, salsa, black beans, guacamole....all on corn tortillas for the gluten-free me :) One thing I love about this restaurant is how accommodating they are to the gluten-free lifestyle. When I ordered my meal, I asked if I could sub the corn tortillas for the flour tortillas - without a beat the server replied of course and do you have a gluten allergy? Love. I love when they make it easy and I don't have to feel like a difficult customer asking questions about the food. Back to the tacos, I could eat them literally everyday and luckily I have half of my order saved, which I will be eating tonight during Once Upon a Time.
Yesterday, I revealed that I would be sharing a recipe that incorporated 3 of my favorite foods. Avocados, almond butter and chocolate. I love avocados - I love them in guacamole, sliced over sandwiches, as part of a salad and in recipes with cocoa. You see, avocados are full of monounsaturated fats (about 3 grams per serving) and polyunsaturated fats (about 0.5g per serving). Keep in mind the serving size is 1/5th of a medium avocado....oh and did you know avocados are a fruit? If you're skeptical about using avocado for this type of recipe, I totally understand. Make sure your avocados aren't too ripe or it will take on more of an avocado taste. Try this recipe and you'll be a convert!
Chocolate Avocado Mousse
1 tsp almond butter
2 tsp cocoa powder
1 packet stevia
1. Remove avocado from skin but cutting in half with a knife and scooping out the inside with a large spoon.
2. Place avocado in a ramekin and mash - add almond butter, cocoa and stevia - continue mashing until uniform in color.
3. Enjoy! You could also use a food processor for a smoother consistency.
|Mash, mash, mash!|
|Best. dessert. ever.|
What do you have planned for Sunday?