Mrs Green’s decadent chocolate avocado smoothie recipe!
Welcome to the Festival of Food Carnival. In celebration of the tradition of Easter chocolates, we’re sharing recipe ideas for healthier alternatives – sweets and treats featuring real cocoa. Hosted by Diary of a First Child and Hybrid Rasta Mama, you’re welcome to join us next time, or if you have a previously published recipe you’d like to share, add it to the linky below.I’ve been longing to share this recipe with you because I know it’s going to blow you away.
If you want to enter the wonderful world of smoothie making but are nervous of creating something inedible, have kids who won’t eat their fruit and veg or are on a healthy eating plan and are yearning for comfort food this recipe will not disappoint!
I made it, like all the best recipes, by accident!
I’d run out of my usual ingredients for my breakfast smoothie and I was getting fed up of cutting into avocados at lunchtime and finding them brown and stringy.
You know how much I hate food waste, but not nearly as much as I hate a brown, stringy avocados so I decided to find a way to make them edible. After all, there’s nothing really wrong with them, they just don’t look appetising and I’m a bit of a fussy one when it comes to texture. I found myself taking ages to eat my meal because I had to keep pulling these bits out of my mouth! Maybe you’re a stalwart and would eat them anyway, but not me I’m afraid.
When I saw the link to this food carnival, asking for chocolatey recipes that were actually GOOD for you, how could I resist?
Mr Green has been extolling the virtues of raw cocoa for many months – it’s full of antioxidants which may help protect the heart and our bodies from certain cancers. Plus it has some valuable trace minerals such as magnesium and iron. So I’m right onboard with my magical smoothie recipe that is packed with nutrients and will keep you going for the entire morning until lunchtime.
Avocado and chocolate smoothie recipe:
250ml preferred milk – I use soy
small handful oats
1 medium eating apple, quartered and cored
1/2 large ripe avocado, pit removed
3 apricots, halved and stoned
3 heaped dessertspoons fresh or frozen blueberries
1 tbsp (or more to taste) raw cocoa powder
Grab your vitamix (or whatever smoothie maker you use), put the ingredients in, in the order shown and blitz until thick, creamy and smooth.
Now stick a spoon into the delicious creamy mix, close your eyes and prepare yourself for a taste of heaven!
If you have a sweet palate or are making this for children who are used to a commercial taste feel free to add your own sweetener such as Sweet Freedom or coconut sugar.
What about you? Any healthy chocolate recipes to share?
Please take a moment to visit the blogs of our other Festival of Food participants. The links in this list will be live by the end of the day, as participants are all in different time zones.
- Got children who won’t eat their fruit? On a healthy eating plan and yearning for something decadent? Mrs. Green’s decadent avocado smoothie recipe ticks ALL the boxes!You can also find Mrs. Green at Little Green Blog.
- Lindy at Poppy Soap Co. shares Delectable, Grain Free Chocolate Cookie Bites, a simple, savory cookie that you will not be able to resist. You can also find Lindy on Facebook.
- Luschka at Diary of a First Child shares her favourite vegan chocolate cake recipe, perfect for when you’ve run out of eggs. Add some coconut oil for a taste extravaganza. You can also find Luschka on Facebook.
- Sarah at Why Food Works shares Chocolate on Your Face (a mug cake, revisited), a recipe that yields batter you can use as a facial – or bake up into a healthier-than-normal mug cake, right in your microwave. You can also find Sarah on Facebook.
- Angela at EarthMamas World shares one of her families favorite desserts, chocolate chia pudding. It is as easy as it is delicious! You can also find Angela on Facebook.
- Jennifer at Hybrid Rasta Mama shares the Easiest, Tastiest 5-Ingredient Chocolate Cake! This recipe literally takes minutes to throw together and is Gluten, Grain, and Dairy Free . You can also find Jennifer on Facebook.
- Lauren at Hobo Mama has a simple cheater’s way to make this decadent-tasting but guilt-free Freestyle Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and it dirties only one bowl and one spoon!You can also find Hobo Mama on Facebook.
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