Creamy Asparagus Guacamole

by Amie on October 14, 2013

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“It isn’t the things that are happening to us that cause us to suffer, it’s what we say to ourselves about the things that are happening.”
 
“The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new.”

- Pema Chodron, best-selling author.

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I found this quote a few days ago and thought it was amazing and so incredibly beautiful.

I have heard from so many readers, friends, etc. how they are suffering from autoimmune disease, cancer, Lyme disease and so many other ailments. These folks are on numerous medications and are severely upset with their lives and their health.

My advice to them?

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And to any of you suffering from an ailment…

Stay positive.

Yes, it’s harder than it sounds. Much harder but it’s amazing how this quote is so incredibly true….’the trust you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new’….if you only believe your doctor that you have to live your life on a certain medication or that you will never get better- well, than that is awful and it’s time to start talking to yourself and pumping yourself with positive affirmations and messages to keep your spirits high and mighty! It’s what you say to yourself each and every day about what is happening in your life that will keep you positive and away from the suffering you’ve faced in the past.

I suffered for so many years but I’ve actually never, ever thought about the suffering or felt sorry for myself.

Yes, I’ve cried.

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A lot.

And wondered if the pains would ever go away.

And they did.

But never once did I feel bad for myself and keep the suffering going. I simply put on my big girl pants- traveled far and wide to every doctor under the sun and found answers.

Was it easy?

No.

Is it easy now?

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Heck no.

But I manage and get through my days with a smile.

And that’s all I can do.

That’s why I wanted to share this beautiful quote with you because all of you… my readers, my fans, my family, my friends and so forth….

It’s up to you to believe you WILL get better and you ARE getting better and you ARE doing all you can to stay positive.

It’s also up to you to push those negative thoughts out of your head and to move on with your day with a smile and determination that you will heal.

Remember, it’s what we say to ourselves that makes us suffer….so if you are positive and focus on your happiness and health- it will come. It may take a long time, but it will come.

My Pop-Pop (Italian Grandpa) once said to my father…

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“Accentuate the Positive. Eliminate the Negative. Latch onto the Affirmative. Don’t mess with Mr. In Between.”

I agree completely with this and with the above quote by Pema Chodron.

We only get one life to live. And you’ve gotta make it the best you can – even if you have been suffering. Simply turn around the way you talk to yourself and your outlook on life…

Because I’m sending you all a big smile.

And a big ol’ hug too.

Now let’s move onto this guacamole recipe because I know you wanna dive into these pictures with a gluten-free bag of chips, don’t you?

I’ve received so many questions on my Facebook and Pinterest pages on ‘How To Make Guacamole‘ so I thought I’d share with you a quick n’ easy way to enjoy a mashed avocado along with a few other fresh, organic ingredients!

It’s so easy and no, you don’t need to be a good cook or chef to master this easy recipe. Honestly, it takes less than 5 minutes and can be used as a dip for your gluten-free chips, crudites or used as a spread on sandwiches in stead of mayonnaise. So many uses, so little time…right?

xo

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Creamy Asparagus Guacamole
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Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 8
 
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegetarian & Vegan
Ingredients
  • 3 medium ripe organic avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 bunch fresh organic asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 2 Tbsp. raw cashews
  • 1 tsp. freshly squeezed organic lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. fresh lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ tsp. chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
Instructions
  1. Steam asparagus in a steamer basket on the stove top for 5-6 minutes or until bright green. Remove from heat and transfer to a food processor; add remaining ingredients. Pulse until smooth; remove from food processor and transfer to a shallow serving bowl.
  2. Serve as a dip with sliced organic vegetables or as a spread on sandwiches instead of mayonnaise.
Notes
Serving Size: 1 cup Calories: 278.2 cal • Fat: 15.3 g • Protein: 7.1 g • Carb: 31.3 g • Fiber: 7.7 g • Sugar: 2.6 g • Sodium: 165.4 mg

 

This recipe is celebrating my dear friend Liz who is a wonderful blogger over at TheLemonBowl and who is expecting a baby boy very soon! My blogging buddies and I have joined together to celebrate a virtual baby shower just for Liz. Hope you enjoy all of our ‘lemon’ themed recipes below from my amazingly talented friends.

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Caroline @ chocolate & carrots October 14, 2013 at 6:17 am

You are a genius, Amie. I love the addition to asparagus! :D It was a pleasure bringing goodies to Liz’s baby shower with you!

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The Healthy Apple October 14, 2013 at 8:57 am

Thanks Caroline; ditto. Love ya girl! oxxx

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Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen October 14, 2013 at 6:50 am

This looks so good! I never thought about adding asparagus to guacamole, brilliant!

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Amie October 14, 2013 at 9:09 am

Thank you; have a wonderful week!

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Sarah W. Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) October 14, 2013 at 7:22 am

I love your advice on staying positive — it’s amazing what positivity can do for a person. Also, this take on guacamole sounds so intriguing. Can’t wait to try it!

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Amie October 14, 2013 at 9:09 am

Awe; thank you Sarah; you made my day! xooxx Enjoy!

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Ali | Gimme Some Oven October 14, 2013 at 7:43 am

You are such an inspiration, Amie! And this guac looks absolutely epic. I adore asparagus!!! Adding it to my must-try list for the season. :)

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Amie October 14, 2013 at 9:09 am

Thanks Ali; miss you!!

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Amanda October 14, 2013 at 8:13 am

Would never have thought to add the asparagus. So fun! That quote is so true!

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Amie October 14, 2013 at 9:09 am

Thanks Amanda; so nice to hear from you! oxxx

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Rachel Cooks October 14, 2013 at 8:19 am

Love the idea of asparagus in guac! Looks amazing!

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Amie October 14, 2013 at 9:09 am

Thanks Rachel; you are so kind. Awesome job putting Liz’s shower together!!!

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Megan {Country Cleaver} October 14, 2013 at 9:19 am

Staying positive is the best advice that anyone can receive. I recentlyput it to hard work and just finished my first 5K, six years after what I thought was a fitness-ending injury. Keep on truckin’!! And this is absolutely perfect for Liz and just because!!

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Amie October 14, 2013 at 9:29 am

Thank you Megan; so great to hear from you! LOVE YOU! xooxoxoxxx

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Amie October 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm

xoxo Love ya; thanks Megan!!

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Liz @ The Lemon Bowl October 14, 2013 at 10:18 am

I absolutely love your message about staying positive!! You are such an inspiration to so many. So lucky to have met you this year!! Thank you for bringing this delicious dip to my shower, you know I would be all over it!!

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Amie October 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Love you Liz; miss you a ton. Happy baby shower darling! oxooxox Muahhhhhhhhhhh

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Lisa October 14, 2013 at 10:26 am

Beautiful post, Amie. And so true. My illness and pains tried to knock me down, kept whispering lies to me and threatened to rob me of hope. I was really starting to think I was feeling as good as I would get….I almost started to believe the lies. Then I started to look to my faith–a big part of my staying well. I’ve begun going to the gym again, eating healthier and taking care of me. So many things in this life pull at me and demand my time but if I don’t take care of me first I can’t take care of my loved ones. So I guess in ways I’m thankful for my “defects”. If I don’ take care of myself my body will remind me to and if it gets to that point it’s not pretty!! I get so sick. But I always thought it selfish to take care of me first. But if I’m down I can’t be good to anyone else. I haven’t suddenly overcome illness but I’ve looked at my disease in a different way and it’s so freeing. I know that I can turn it around and use it for good…maybe even help people, as you have. I don’t know yet. But I know it isn’t going to stop me. It will be good and bad but now I know I can help the good overcome the bad. As always, thanks for your insight and your wonderful recipes….and your joyful spirit! XO

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Amie October 14, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Thank you Lisa; sending you HUGE hugs! xooxxx

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Sheila October 14, 2013 at 11:07 am

Love this post Amie! thanks for taking part in Liz’s special party. xoxo Sheila

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Amie October 14, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Thank you so much for including me Sheila; miss you!!!

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Gwen @SimplyHealthyFamily October 14, 2013 at 11:49 am

Wonderful words of wisdom! Love this dolled up, healthy version of my favorite snack in the world!

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Amie October 14, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Thanks Gwen!!

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Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain October 14, 2013 at 12:11 pm

You are a gem, my dear! I love every single thing about this post and you get 47 bazillion gold stars for the asparagus guacamole!

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Amie October 14, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Awe; thank YOU sista!!!! Sending you a HUGE hug; you just made my day! Have a fabulous week, Lauren!

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Sandy Coughlin October 14, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Yummy! Thanks for sharing and celebrating Liz with us!

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Amie October 14, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Thanks Sandy; so great to hear from you! xooxx

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Laura Fuentes October 14, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I love your positive attitude Amie! Ok, that is another reason why I just adore you! –and many others! xoxoxo

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Amie October 14, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Awe love you Laura; thanks darling!!!

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Laurie {Simply Scratch} October 14, 2013 at 9:43 pm

I wanna do a face plant in this guac. Lord have mercy!

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Amie October 14, 2013 at 9:58 pm

Hahaa; you crack me up! Come on ova, darling! Have a great week; thanks for the giggle. xooxx

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Erin @ Texanerin Baking October 15, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Nice post! I don’t have anything serious but I’ve had one constant headache for over two years (literally every second for 2 years) plus a load of other symptoms and nobody knows what’s wrong with me. So it’s suuuper hard to stay positive. :( I’ll try to remember to do that, though!

The guacamole looks great!

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Amie October 15, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Thanks Erin; that is what happened to me. No doctors, not even Mayo clinic could figure out what was wrong with me so I took it upon myself to switch to Integrative MD’s to find my answers and now I’m healing and feeling amazing! Hope you feel better soon. oxx

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Gaby October 15, 2013 at 11:03 pm

I need to whip up a batch of this really soon! Love your positive outlook!

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Amie October 16, 2013 at 10:38 am

Thanks Gaby; great to hear from you!

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Deborah October 16, 2013 at 11:48 am

I love the addition of asparagus!!

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Amie October 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Thanks Deborah; so great to hear from you! xox

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yummychunklet October 16, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Wonderful post. Thanks for sharing!

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tara pittman October 17, 2013 at 11:39 am

This looks yummy as I love asparagus

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Jeannette October 17, 2013 at 12:04 pm

mmmmmmm never thought to use asparagus in quac!! i LOVE asparagus AND guacamole!! Going to make some this weekend!!

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Nicole Trevisan October 17, 2013 at 12:17 pm

yummy! just bought some asparagus so i will have to try!

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Jessica @ OrganicallYou October 17, 2013 at 12:35 pm

mmmm this looks wonderful! I will have to try it! Thanks for sharing :)

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Mary Smith October 17, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Hi Amie, Even though we know how important it is for our well being (and for those we are with) to remain positive and eat good foods we need a reminder now and then! Thanks for offering us that today. :)
The guacamole with asparagus sounds like a tasty new twist and I am anxious to try!

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Julia October 17, 2013 at 1:47 pm

The only reason I never liked asparagus was because of the stalky, stringy texture. But pureeing it down and combining with creamy, smooth avocado should solve that! :)

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Melanie October 17, 2013 at 3:49 pm

hello ^^
I’ve recently started to follow you after see you in an interview for a health magazine in the australian national tv. I started looking up your blog and them I realized that u actually r from USA >< anyway ,I adore your recipies and I make my meal weekly plan with them. Congrats! you r doing such an amazing work! thank u so much :)

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Amanda - RunToTheFinish October 17, 2013 at 5:28 pm

not only does this recipe look great, but what an amazing post!! Beautiful words of wisdom in the quotes and from you. I often realize that I just let feeling bad be normal, instead of fighting for good.

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Amie October 17, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Thank you SO much Amanda; so great to hear from you! xooxx

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laura gay October 17, 2013 at 7:50 pm

this looks wonderful . Please also enter me in the popcorn giveaway. It’s my favorite late night snack.

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katie October 22, 2013 at 3:45 pm

OH my… asparagus and avocado… love!

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Amie October 22, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Thanks Katie!!!

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Aggie October 28, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Such a great great post, wonderful message Amie. I always admire your strength and positivity when you write.

And this guacamole? Well that’s a whole other category in itself…I’m dying for a scoop of it!! Looks totally amazing.

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Amie October 28, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Awe; thanks Aggie! You just made my day. Hope all is well with the new baby. Sending you hugs to Florida.
xoxx

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