- 3 ripe avocados
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup raw cocoa powder
- Remove pits from avocado, and measure all ingredients.
- Add all contents to blender and puree - best if consumed within 24 hours. Garnish with sliced avocado and raspberries if desired.
- Hard to believe something so delicous and decadent could be raw, vegan, gluten free, and so good for you. I definitely did not mind giving my girls this for dessert tonight. Avocados are high in oleic acid, (known to protect against breast cancer) folate (which helps prevent heart disease) as well as vitamin E- great for overall health. Dark chocolate and vanilla are both rich in anti oxidants, which helpt to defend against cancer. For a variation, layer with fresh berries and slivered almonds or add in peppermint or almond extract. Guilt free and delicious – need I say more!
Encouraging children to eat more fruit is certainly not the same as the vegetable struggle. Full of natural sweetness, fruit is a healthy and delicious treat anytime of the day that children tend to gobble right up. Try to stick with produce that is in season whenever possible. Eating with the seasons is better for the environment, is more affordable, and is generally fresher/higher in nutrient density making it better for our health. Try these colorful, fun fruit skewers at your child’s next playdate or party. They are easy and always a crowd pleaser.
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup orange segments, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup kiwi, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup grapefruit, cut into 1 inch pieces
½ cup pineapple cut into 1 inch pieces
6-10 wooden skewers
Wash and dry all fruit thoroughly. For each skewer, thread fruit pieces in a rainbow pattern starting first with 1 raspberry, followed by a piece of grapefruit, orange, pineapple, kiwi and finally ending with 2 blueberries.
Rainbow Fruit Skewers