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This Is Tom Brady's Favorite Healthy Guacamole Recipe

Because this recipe is so easy, you won't fumble it before the big game!

Tom Brady's Chunky Guacamole recipe is one of the champion quarterback's go-to recipes—and one that your whole family is guaranteed to enjoy as you watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs square off in the Super Bowl on Feb. 7.

Last summer, the quarterback released his book, The TB12 Method: How to Do What You Love, Better and for Longer. Inside the pages is a wealth of information about the top athlete's strategies for peak performance. His TB12 diet include white flour or sugar, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, MSG, eggplant, dairy or coffee. Luckily, all of the MVP ingredients you know (and love) in guacamole are allowed. (Related: The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now.)

TB12 Chunky Guac is full of healthy fats, potassium for energy, and vitamins B and C (thanks to avocado, garlic, and onion). Other supporting players include lemon or lime juice and zest, Himalayan salt, and basil. While scooping up a bite (or two) with tortilla chips may seem like a guaranteed touchdown, Brady recommends using veggie sticks or sweet potato toast instead. This play provides you with more fiber, minerals, and vitamins for a second half energy boost.

Here is the full list of ingredients you'll need to pick up at the grocery store:

  • 1/4 cup diced white onion, rinsed and strained
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated or minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 green jalapeño, seeded and finely diced (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon or lime juice, plus 1 tsp. zest
  • 1/2 tsp. Himalayan salt (you can add more to taste at the end)
  • 1 ripe Haas avocado
  • 12 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Simply combine all the ingredients—then check out the full recipe in People. For more Super Bowl food ideas, check out 20 Best Super Bowl Snack Recipes. And to get the latest food and health news delivered right to your email inbox every day, sign up for our newsletter!

Amanda McDonald
Amanda has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in digital journalism from Loyola University Chicago. Read more about Amanda
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