I had a great time last weekend at Lake Austin Spa Resort where I was teaching smoothie bowl classes promoting my latest cookbook 200 Best Smoothie Bowls. I also had the amazing opportunity to workout, take a mediation for clarity class, try hydrobikes and experience amazing spa treatments and of course, food. The food at this Texas spa is out of this world with so many clever, creative and healthy combinations. The first night they had “Kale Guacamole” on their menu for an appetizer. They didn’t have the recipe, but I came home and recreated it tonight. My husband said, “It tastes just it.” This recipe is classic guacamole recipe with kale added. Why did I not think of that?
2 cups baby kale, stems removed
4 ripe avocados, pitted
1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons purple onion
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
4 dashes hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1. In a food processor container pulse kale until finely chopped. Add avocados, cilantro and onion and pulse again. Stir in lemon juice, hot sauce and salt. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with chopped tomatoes.