Avocado and Dark Chocolate – An Unlikely Friendship
When most people think of avocados, images of delicious guacamole or fresh green salads usually spring readily to mind. However, more and more foodies are discovering the silky and indulgent creaminess that avocados can bring to desserts. The natural healthy fats and light fruity flavor of avocados makes them a perfect option for healthy and even vegan desserts. When combined with the antioxidant superfood power of dark chocolate, the humble avocado becomes a force for good and makes the most luxurious guilt free desserts you’ve ever seen.
Simple Chocolate Pudding
This astounding no cook pudding recipe is rich, creamy, and actually good for you. For one serving of pudding you will need half an avocado, one banana, 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt and two tablespoons of cocoa powder. Puree everything together is a food processor or blender and enjoy immediately for a delicious raw snack that will make you love avocados even more. This sugar free recipe is natural sweetened and satisfying, with a healthy dose of protein from the avocado and yogurt, a big serving of potassium from the avocado as well as the banana, and the rich blend of vitamins and minerals found naturally in this green and creamy superfood.
Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles
This easy candy recipe produces amazing results and can even be made vegan or sugar free by using unsweetened baking chocolate and adding your own preferred sweetener. You will need six ounces of dark chocolate, one small avocado, half a teaspoon of vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, and two tablespoons of cocoa powder for rolling. First, heat the chocolate, vanilla extract, and salt in a double boiler until melted. Then mash the avocado until smooth and mix it thoroughly into the chocolate. Chill the mixture in the fridge for about 20 minutes, then roll 12 truffles between the palms of your hands, turn them in the cocoa powder to coat, and serve at room temperature. The avocado flesh makes these sweet treats rich and creamy with no dairy at all. Wow guests and please kids with the simple and wholesome deliciousness of this powerful superfood snack.