1 ripe avocado
1/4 cup of pure maple syrup
1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Purée until smooth and serve chilled.
Here’s another healthy recipe to satisfy every chocolate lovers sweet tooth and another secret ingredient! Avocado!
We use an immersion blender in our house. Soy, coconut, or any other unsweetened milk may be substituted for the almond milk.
Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in every serving, including potassium (which helps control blood pressure), lutein (which is good for your eyes), and folate (which is crucial for cell repair and during pregnancy).
Avocados are a good source of B vitamins, which help you fight off disease and infection. They also give you vitamins C and E, plus natural plant chemicals that may help prevent cancer. Avocados are low in sugar. And they contain fiber, which helps you feel full longer. In one study, people who added a fresh avocado half to their lunch were less interested in eating during the next three hours.
The Skinny on the Fat and Calories
Avocados are high in fat. But it’s monounsaturated fat, which is a “good” fat that helps lower bad cholesterol, as long as you eat them in moderation. (Source: WedMD)