Chopped GUAC Salad

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What a warm and beautiful weekend we had. The weather was just right and we had no particular plans, for once. We've been pretty busy lately (especially Barbara, returning from her I-Phase Certification to continue working on her nutrition case-studies and write her final exam). So after Barbara wrote her exam on Friday, we set out to relax for the rest of the weekend.

On Saturday however, we ended up having a fun and active day with a new friend of ours. I had the pleasure of meeting POSE Certified Running Coach Paul DeAngelis at the Toronto MovNat Certification last week. Paul has some great coaching to offer, and wanted some help working on the MovNat climbing techniques, so we all met up for a MovNat session in Newmarket. He coached us on running, I critiqued him on his climbing form, Barbara introduced him a little to Z-Health, and we all ran, crawled and climbed our way to a good sweat and a great a tan. After, we all enjoyed a hearty lunch and fresh juice at Nature's Emporium. Their Kale-ginger-green-lemonade is so rejuvenating!

Also, we just hit 200 likes on our Facebook page, which is exciting! As promised, we're in the process of selecting a couple winners to send SFK shirts to. Thanks for joining our community and giving us your support. We hope you enjoyed your weekend, and hope you enjoy this recipe.

- Jon.

Serves: 4+

Prep time: 15 min.

INGREDIENTS:

2 ripe avocados

2 medium sized tomatoes

1/2 large white onion

1/2 large cucumber

5-6 garlic cloves

The juice of 2 limes

1-2 tbsp virgin olive oil

1/8 tspn (or to taste) of each: sea salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, chili flakes

PROCESS:

1. Peel avocados, remove the pits, slice into cubes and place in a serving bowl.

2. Finely chop your garlic cloves and add them to the avocado.

3. Slice and chop your tomatoes, cucumber and onion into chunks and add to the bowl.

4. Drizzle 1-2 tbsp of olive oil and the lime juice over the entire bowl. Add 1/8 tspn of sea salt, pepper, cayenne, and chili flakes to the bowl.

5. Using a large fork, aggressively stir the contents of the bowl so that you can mix them together while slightly mashing them up. The idea is to get an even chunky-gooey consistency while trying not to completely demolish the tomatoes and other ingredients.

6. Taste your salad and decide if it needs additional seasoning. You may want it saltier or spicier, in which case add additional seasoning to taste. Mix it one more time and serve it up!

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