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Recipe with Avocado, Coconut and Chocolate - A Healthy Dessert
Why this dessert is healthy
Avocados are packed full of essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and fibre. In fact, an avocado contains approximately 54% of your recommended daily fibre, and it provides you with vitamins A, C, E, K and B6, as well as a high level of potassium (28% of your daily requirement).
Coconut Milk is dairy, gluten and soy free, and can therefore be used by people with allergies to these substances. It also contains a high percentage of dietary fibre and is packed with vitamins and minerals.
Cocoa Powder is a well known health food, with benefits such as promoting a healthier heart and improving insulin sensitivity, in addition it provides the body with antioxidants and phytochemicals. Like both of the other main ingredients in this dessert it is high in fibre and contains many of your daily recommended vitamins and minerals.
- 1 Avocado, Ripe is best - thinly peeled and stoned
- 1 Tin Coconut Milk
- 1 heaped TBSP Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
- 1 tsp Vanilla / Almond Essence
- 1 tsp Honey/Stevia, (Optional)
- 2 scoops Protein Powder, (Optional)
- Thinly peel and stone the avocado. Blended together the avocado, the coconut milk (including pulp), cocoa powder and vanilla essence in a food processor.
- If the dessert requires sweetening you can either add 1 teaspoon of honey or for a lower carb option you can use 1 teaspoon powdered stevia.
- The dessert can be flavoured with 1 teaspoon of either vanilla or almond essence.
- For people who want to increase their daily protein intake an optional 2 scoops of protein powder can be added. This can either be in the form of unflavoured, unsweetened or to make it even chocolatier you can use chocolate flavoured protein powder.
- Scoop the blended mixture into 4 ramekins and chill for 2 hours. It can either be eaten as is or with a topping of your choice. You might like to try blueberries and desiccated coconut or for an extra nutty taste try flaked almonds.
|Serving size: 1 Dessert|
|Calories from Fat||225|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 25 g||38%|
|Saturated fat 17 g||85%|
|Carbohydrates 7 g||2%|
|Sugar 7 g|
|Fiber 5 g||20%|
|Protein 4 g||8%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|