For once, I will have to agree with myself: Not all dessert are bad!
Even when it comes to CHOCOLATE!
Yes, chocolate is rich in calories, but chocolate can also be a treat, and treats are good (if they stay that way: a treat!).
By using Raw Cocoa Powder and Raw Cocoa Nibs, the calorie content is intentionally reduced to very acceptable levels, even to the calorie-obsessed (not mentioning any name): 75 calories from chocolate in the entire recipe.
The recipe can be done for 1-3 persons, depending on the size of each portions.
The rest of the calories come from Avocado. Yes... Yes... You read it correctly, Avocado: about 240 calories in total, and Raw Almond Butter: 200 Calories.
The last of the Calories are from the Raw Honey or any sweetener you may prefer (Agave, Maple or Brown Rice Syrup): another 200 Calories.
If you share (yes you can, and you should. Be social, your friends love it when you are!), the calories per portion will be approximately: 238 Calories.
I have tried to add less sweetener but personally it was not that amazing. But it depends on your tastebuds. Experiment with different sweeteners to see which you prefer, and perhaps reduce the proportion.
238 Calories for an amazing and HEALTHY dessert!
(remember it is only to be made as a treat!)
Recipe (for 2-3)
1 Organic Avocado 160-200g
3 Tbsp of Raw Organic Honey
3 Tbsp Raw Organic Almon Butter
6 Tbsp Raw Orgabic Cocoa Powder
3 Tbsp Raw Organic Cocoa Nibs
1 Tsp Lemon Juice (optional)
Pinch of Cinnamon (optional)
Pinch of Ground Cardamom (optional)
Pinch of Chili Powder (optional)
To make your own Almond Butter:
3 Handful of Almonds
Place in food processor for 10-20 minutes until oils separate and the magic happens
To make Raw Almond Butter:
Place the nuts in masticator, and collect the paste at the end of the sausage attachment. return to masticator for a second time, and make sure that the almonds are crushed very finely. Mix very well with 1 tbsp of Almond Oil or Sesame Oil.
You can also buy it made. it will work the same.
Place all the ingredients together in the large food processor bowl, and purée for 3-4 minutes, until smooth and creamy, scrapping down the sides of the bowl occasionally.
Serve immediately, or keep in the fridge for 2-3 days (add the lemon juice, if you can manage to not eat it all, or want to prepare it in advance).
To make the recipe Raw Vegan: replace Raw Honey with Agave, Maple or Brown Rice Syrup.
To make it Paleo: add 1 extra Tbsp of Coconut Oil
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