Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Avocado Fudgesicles

This week marks the end of another school year. It's also Water Fun Day at my daughter's Montessori school so what better way to enjoy the sun, sprinkler and start of summer than Fudgsicles!

These are one of my favourite treats to make my kids because even though they taste like they are unhealthy, they really aren't. They are loaded with healthy fats, low in sugar, super easy to make and if you don't want to freeze it all, the mixture can be eaten as pudding straight out of the blender jar!
The original recipe is from the Whole Life Nutrition's Blog.

8 medjool dates, pitted (can also use honey dates just double the amount)1/2 cup hot water3 medium avocados, pitted1 cup coconut milk, almond milk, cashew milk, etc.1/4 cup honey or maple syrup5 to 7 tablespoons cacao or cocoa powder2 teaspoons vanillapinch sea salt Place the dates into your high powered blender (I used my Blendtec) or food processor and cover with the 1/2 cup hot water. Pack the dates down if needed so they are covered, for the most part, in the water and let soak for about 30 minutes.  Then add in the remaining ingredients and blend until very smooth and creamy. Depending on your blender, you may need to add a little extra coconut milk or water. I often will reduce if not almost completely eliminate the honey, however, for the Mes Amis kids, I did add the full 1/4 cup. Pour into small bowls and serve as pudding or pour into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 6 hours. Run under hot water to release.

If you would like to make these completely Vegan- use maple syrup instead of honey. You can also adjust the sweetener and cocoa powder to taste.

Disclaimer: The information contained in these topics is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it is provided for educational purposes only. This information shouldn’t take the place of seeing a Naturopathic Doctor or your primary care provider for individualized health recommendations.

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