This is a ridiculously easy recipe. Really, all you need is your blender – as it’s a totally raw recipe. I made this the other day when I – yet again – staring at the 3 perfectly ripe avocados I had in the fruit bowl and didn’t know what to do with them. I was planning something avocado-less for dinner, but didn’t want to waste these guys. I hate food waste and I forever try to come up with ways to reduce it. Well, here we go, this recipe is perfect for using up ripe avocados AND bananas together.
The other reason I was making this, was that I was – yet again – desperate to smuggle some fruits and healthy bits into a dish my Bobcat would eat. He’s now pickier than ever and I’m really struggling to come up with new ways to tempt him to try new food. But if the new food looks like chocolate, tastes like chocolate and generally behaves like chocolate mousse, then we can call it as a success. Now, I know that it’s sweet and perfectly resembles a real chocolate mousse – but it also has THREE avos! Avocados are the only fruit that contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fat (good for your brain) lots of fibre and are rich in vitamins and minerals, likeas B-vitamins (folate), vitamin K, potassium, copper, vitamin E and vitamin C. Plus the nutritional benefits of the banana. (fibre, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and other antioxidants) I’ve got lots of banana recipes too. The thing is, that since he only eats pizza and white bread with cheese and some smoothies – WHATEVER extra fruits and veggies in whatever form I can get him to eat – is a huge win. Other ASD parents might feel this pain too.
HE LOVED IT!!!
It’s a perfect, easy dessert to eat either on a midweek night or even prepare them for guests. They will be surprised to know that it’s made with avocados.So here’s this not too complicated recipe, put everything in the blender, give it a whizz and enjoy.
This is a very easy recipe, takes only 20 minutes to prepare it! It's healthy and it's got chocolate in it - so what's not to love about is?
- 3 small avocados or two large ones, ripe
- 1 small banana ripe
- 120 ml milk, oat milk or coconut milk
- 4 tbsp raw cacao powder unsweetened
- 4 tbsp coconut blossom nectar syrup, agave syrup or honey
Put everything into the blender and give it a few minutes whizz, to make it smooth and fluffy.
You can add more sweetener of your choice or sweetened cacao powder too - if you prefer it sweeter. The ingredients above will produce a subtle sweetness and more of a dark chocolate taste.