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In Mexico with Andrea Marcum: Give Me an Avocado and a Massage and I'm on Vacation

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In this short yoga talk with Andrea Marcum, you can bring the beautiful Costa Careyas, Mexico to your very own kitchen. Experience just how ease it is to make amazing guacamole. Then, if you are Andrea, all you are missing is that massage and you are on vacation!

Andrea’s Avo-cation Blog Post

Andrea has been known to say, “give me massage and an avocado and I’m on vacation.” … And with good reason...

Avocados are a stone fruit with a buttery texture grown in warm climates. They are naturally nutrient-dense and rich in folate, which helps produce the feel-good hormones serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine and regulate not only mood, but sleep and appetite as well. They’re high in fiber, which improves digestion and natural detoxification. And avocados are great for vision, can help fight against certain cancers, obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure.

Andrea is game anytime to cut one in half and scoop out the goodness straight from the source, but there are all sorts of ways to enjoy your avo-cation. Be sure to check out the guacamole recipe from Andrea's Mexico retreat in the video above.

Here are a few more tips for your avocado enjoyment:

Soft avocados are best for guac, dips and smoothies and are a great replacement for butter on your toast or instead of mayonnaise or sandwich spread. Firmer avocadoes are best for slicing into a salad or sandwich. To ripen faster, place your avocado in a paper bag with a banana

Fill half an avocado with:
* A fried egg
* Quinoa, cumin, lemon and sea salt
* Brown rice, soy sauce and sesame seeds
* Hummus and scoop out onto pita bread

Slice avocado with:
* Sectioned grapefruit and radishes or jicama, sprinkle with rice vinegar
* Sliced mango, fresh cilantro and dust with cayenne pepper
* Tomato, basil and mozzarella, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil

Add avocado to your smoothie:
* Blueberry Bliss: ¾ cup frozen blueberries, ½ frozen banana, 1 cup water/almond or hemp seed or coconut milk, 1 ripe avocado, 1 cup Greek yogurt or protein powder – blend
* Cucumber Chia Cleanse: ½ cucumber diced, ½ to 1 full avocado (depending how thick you want it), 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1 tablespoon raw honey, 1 cup ice cubes, ½ cup Greek yogurt, coconut yogurt or protein powder of your choice – blend
* Chocolate Supreme: ½ avocado, ½ frozen banana, 2-3 pitted dates, 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder, 1 ½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 2 tablespoons almond butter, optional add a tablespoon of chia seed, a scoop of chocolate protein powder, a half cup of spinach and/or a pinch of sea salt and a few ice cubes to make if more frosty - blend

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BLevindofske, posted on March 17, 2016

This was a great little video. I just came back from Mexico where they make the BEST guacamole.
It's nice to see the yoga teachers in settings other than just on the mat like this.

andreamarcum, posted on March 18, 2016

Yes, the make the BEST guac in Mexico - where were you in Mex? I can hardly wait to go back to Careyes this December on retreat again. Thank you for connecting here! xx A

rougetnoir6, posted on March 14, 2016

thank you Andrea for the recipe, I've just bought an avocado yesterday!

andreamarcum, posted on March 14, 2016

You are on avo-cation! xx A

montlake, posted on March 13, 2016

I was hoping that this would go on for 20 minutes and explore more things with you!

andreamarcum, posted on March 13, 2016

Glad you enjoyed this off-your-mat fun! xx A

NicoleUrdang, posted on March 12, 2016

You might also like to add this sandwich combo:
Avocado, peanut or almond butter, and hot sauce.

andreamarcum, posted on March 12, 2016

That's a sassy combination! Thanks a million. xx A

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