I love using avocados in smoothies and chocolate pudding. They add such wonderful creaminess and are full of healthy fat, potassium, Vitamin E, and B-vitamins.
Check out Barb at A Life in Balance for my newest recipe. It’s a scrumptious no bake dessert bar fit for a special occasion.
Avocado Chocolate Mousse Bars
Homemade Chocolate Nut Butter
1 cup almonds
1 cup pecans
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
Pinch of salt
3 tbsp. natural cacao powder
2 tbsp. coconut nectar
3 to 4 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread almonds, pecans and sunflower seeds on a cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly golden. Let cool.
Pour roasted nuts and seeds into food processor. Process for 10 to 15 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Scrape sides of processor during mixing if necessary.
Add the rest of the ingredients and process until smooth and well combined. Makes about 1-1/4 cups.
Honey or maple syrup can be substituted for the coconut nectar if desired.
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This milkshake / smoothie is so good! And don’ t worry if you don’t like pumpkin puree. You don’t even taste it. It’s there to add sweetness without adding extra sugar.
Creamy Dreamy Chocolate “Milkshake”
3/4 to 1 cup water
1/4 cup almonds or cashews
1/2 to 1 banana
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
Handful of romaine lettuce
2 – 3 pitted dried dates
2 tbsp. hemp hearts
2 tbsp. natural cacao powder
1 tsp. maca powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. prepared irish moss (optional)
- Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until creamy and smooth.
- Makes about 3 1/2 cups.
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