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Low-Carb Citrus Avocado Salad

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When you’re working with our weight loss centers, you’re not only getting strategies and nutritional services, you have access to a built-in support system as well as information and recipes shared by our other members. This week’s low-carb recipe features avocados, which are currently in season and are an excellent source of healthy fats, vitamins A, C, E, K and B6.

Avocados also boast a large amount of potassium and are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, with 160 milligrams per cup of alpha-linolenic acid, making them a heart-healthy choice that provides protection against diseases and chronic illnesses. They have a high fiber content, both soluble and insoluble, making them an ideal choice for weight loss programs, as they fill you up and promote healthy digestion.

This zesty, filling salad is great on its own or as a side dish with any lean protein, such as chicken, shrimp or a grass-fed filet. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make. Try it and let the staff at our weight loss centers know how you liked it and if you have any recipes you would like to share!

If you like this dish, make sure to check out our other low carb recipes here! We post a new one every week so be sure to bookmark our blog and keep checking back.

Also, if you have any other tasty egg salad recipes you'd like to share we'd love to hear them in the comments below or on our Facebook and Google+ pages!

Ingredients:
  • 1 large sliced and peeled avocado
  • 2 sliced tomatoes
  • 1 sliced cucumber
  • 1 tbsp sliced red onion
  • 1 sliced orange
  • 4 cups Spinach or mixed greens
Citrus Vinaigrette:
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon or lime
  • 1/8 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • A pinch of cilantro
  • Himalayan Sea salt and fresh pepper to taste
Directions:
Whisk the vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl until mixed well. Toss the salad ingredients in a bowl and then drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad. Delicious!
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