On a Healthy Eating Kick? This Guilt Free Guac is For You
January 24, 2018
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For anyone that is currently fighting your way through a healthy eating resolution (why do we do this to ourselves?!?!), know that it doesn't have to be all kale and water. The ladies of Beijos Events are proving that healthy can be downright scrumptious. They teamed up with Julie Wheeler and True Food Kitchen for a Ladies Lunch filled with healthy bites and a guacamole recipe that wins all the awards.
With the start of a New Year most of us are in the mind set to be healthy.  It's always a challenge, especially when going out into social gatherings.  Finding a yummy yet healthy place to eat out and get together with friends can be tricky, except if you go to True Food Kitchen! 
This is one of my favorite spots to eat because of their fresh and healthy menu and their vibrant atmosphere.  I even have their cookbook in my arsenal at home and often turn to it for inspiration!
My friend Julia Wheeler and I wanted to get a few of our friends together to have a healthy ladies lunch and immediately thought of True Food Kitchen.  They have an amazing private room for events that was the perfect space for us to host!  
It's picturesque and colorful, we just had to add a few personal touches to the table to make it even better!  We wanted the colors of the table to reflect the vibrance of the food!  Special thank you to our talented friends Twinkle & Toast, Wallflower Inspiration and Hostess Haven for making this table come life!
It was great to catch up with friends after the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and none of us had to feel guilty with their delicious and healthy menu.  We even had a private tutorial on how to make the best guacamole I've ever tasted!  And that's saying a lot, because I LOVE guacamole!! 
Lucky for you True Food is sharing the recipe with you today!  You may be saying, big deal, guacamole?!  But this one is a great way to add leafy greens and comes with a citrus twist!  Trust me, you'll want to try it!!
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Kale Guacamole
Prep Time
5 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Total Time
15 Minutes
Ingredients
? cup Blanched and chopped kale 1/3 cup Poblano peppers, roasted and peeled seeds removed
1/8 cup Cilantro chopped 1/8 cup Green onions chopped
1/3 cup Grapefruit segments 1/3 cup Orange segments
? teaspoons sea salt 4 Avocados, lightly smashed
Instructions
1.
Remove stem from kale and blanch leaves in boiling lightly salted water until tender (approx 45 seconds).
2.
Shock in ice water till chilled, squeeze dry, finely mince and set aside.
3.
Roast poblano pepper until charred on all sides, peel skin, remove seeds, finely mince and set aside in a large bowl, lightly smash avocado.
4.
Mix in blanched kale, poblano, cilantro, onions, citrus and salt until well incorporated. Serve with pita chips and enjoy!