Many of us are now becoming more aware of the sugar content in packaged and processed foods. We have all come to expect alarmingly high sugar content in packaged sauces, tinned cans, ready-made meals etc. However, what has come to light recently, is the amount of hidden sugar in ‘healthy’ foods. Packaged dips and sides which many of us deem to be nutritious and fresh, have replaced more obvious junk-food choices like crisps and chocolate bars.

But what if you discovered that a packet of hummus contained a similar sugar content to a chocolate bar? Or the guacamole and coleslaw which you serve alongside a freshly cooked meal, is actually undoing all of your good effort.

This is a topic we are going to be addressing over the next 3 weeks and we are going to share with you just how easy it is to make these 3 dips at home, with easily-sourced ingredients. Each of these recipes take under 10 minutes to make (including preparation time) they will ‘wow’ dinner guests and they do not contain any artificial additives.

The secret to staying slim and in-shape this summer, is simply wising up to what you are eating, and MotivatePT is going to help you get there!

Recipe 1 is homemade guacamole.

With avocado suddenly becoming fashionable, we are surprised more people are not rustling up this easy dish at home. Avocados are full of healthy fats, and the creamy and rich texture is not only filling, but delicious.



  • 1 large ripe tomato
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 1 green chilli, deseeded
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 a lime


Dice up your tomato into tiny pieces. Scoop out the avocado and remove the seed, chop up into small chunks. Tip them both into a large bowl and mash with a fork until you get a smooth but slightly lumpy consistency. The riper the tomato and avocado, the easier this will be.

Dice up half of a red onion into small pieces and finely chop a green chilli after removing the seeds. Add this to the mixture, with a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Stir everything together until mixed evenly.

Set in the fridge for an hour and serve with tortillas or alongside grilled chicken. Eat within the first day, to enjoy at its best.