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Food & Drink | Not one, but TWO Avocados from Mexico recipes to wow your CFL Grey Cup guests!

As we count down the days to the CFL Grey Cup, it’s time to realize that you don’t need to settle for bad food. I have been working tirelessly with some of my favourite foods to create recipes and reasons to not settle this year. Along with Avocados from Mexico, Catherine & I have created two delicious recipes to wow your friends and family as you celebrate #GameNightGuacNight & the #GreyCup! Come see what we created and why sweet AND savoury are the way to go.

You’ll remember that we have been sharing some of our favourite #avosmexico recipes over the past few years (like this one) and that some fun facts about Avocados from Mexico (the world’s leading producer of avocados) include:

  • 250 million avocados are consumed by Canadians per year.
  • 90 per cent of avocados consumed in Canada come from Mexico.
  • 55,000 tons of avocados shipped from Mexico to Canada every year.

When it comes to game night, obviously choices are important so that friends and family have the opportunity to relax over a delicious meal. Click here to learn about more food we are serving Sunday the 27th during the big game.  Together Catherine & I decided to create a sweet and savoury combo for the big game that will have you probably licking the bowls. Don’t worry, we did too!

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Mango Madness Guacamole
Adding a sweet note to a traditional guacamole will help to take your #GreyCup guests on a one way trip to flavour town!
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 ripe Avocados from Mexico, mashed
  2. 1/ 2 fresh lime, juice of
  3. 1 ripe red mango, diced
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mash avocados
  2. Stir in diced mango
  3. Add juice from 1/2 fresh lime
  4. Stir in salt to taste
  5. If preparing in advance, place 1-2 pits from avocados in the bowl to avoid browning
  6. Serve with blue corn chips
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Maple Glazed Bacon Guacamole
This is a game changer - pardon the pun. The addition of crunch bacon bits and sweet maple syrup take this classic appetizer to a whole new level. Serve with Mango Madness Guacamole for a sweet & savoury combo that will wow your friends and family!
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Prep Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 ripe Avocados from Mexico, mashed
  2. 1/ 2 fresh lemon, juice of
  3. 5-6 ounces bacon, diced
  4. 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  7. 1/2 teaspoon dried chili peppers
Instructions
  1. Over medium to high heat, add bacon and maple syrup
  2. Stir regularly to avoid maple syrup burning
  3. Crisp to golden brown and remove from heat
  4. Drain bacon and set aside
  5. In a large bowl combine avocados, lemon juice, bacon and seasonings
  6. If preparing ahead of time, place 1-2 avocado pits in the bowl and cover in fridge
  7. Serve with red corn chips
Do The Daniel https://dothedaniel.com/
 As a practicing Holistic Nutritionist and actual health expert, Catherine offers some great facts about Avocados below. 

Avocados are the new kale. Everyone posts about how much they love them. Or about how hard it is to find that small window of ripeness, but how sweet and photo-worthy it is once they do! As a nutritionist, I am a next-level avocado lover. If I could eat them everyday, I would. They are hands down one of my “desert island” foods. Alongside being insanely delicious, they are chock full of a ton of nutrients. What they are most commonly known for is the healthy fats held within these lovely green gems. They contain a special kind of fat called monounsaturated fat, which acts as an anti-inflammatory, specifically on the cardiovascular system. Avocados are also filled with potassium, vitamin K, vitamin E, fiber, vitamin C and magnesium! In this amazing plant food you will also find all B vitamins except vitamin B12. This is all really great news for your nervous system, your brain, your skin and your liver (to name a few)! Let’s just say that eating an avocado ain’t a bad idea. It also helps that they taste like little nuggets from heaven. Yes, that’s a technical nutrition term.

To get the whole story about this superfood and for EVEN MORE recipes ideas, visit AvocadosFromMexico.ca.

Join in the social media conversation on #GreyCup game night by following @AvosMexicoCA on Twitter, @AvosMexico_Canada on Instagram and by ‘Liking’ their Facebook page. To show us your game night ideas and how you are enjoying delicious Avocados from Mexico, make sure to use the #AvosMexico & #GameNightGuacNight hashtags. We can’t wait to see what you enjoy with one of our favourite foods!

For more behind the scenes of this and other amazing brands we are working with around the world, make sure to follow along with the #DoTheDaniel Instagram account. We would love to have you join on our adventures! AND yes. we’re on Snapchat too! – click here to follow us! 

Photos: Avocados from Mexico & Daniel Reyes

Please remember to enjoy responsibly and never drink and drive.

Cheers!

Daniel Reyes

*Please note that this is a sponsored post – our disclosure can be found at all times by clicking here.

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