This is a recipe from my recipe e-book, Nourish Your Nerves. It's dairy free, gluten free and can be made refined sugar free, depending on which dark chocolate you use. It's soooo easy to make, soooo delicious to eat and packed with fabulous, nourishing fats!
Serves 2, prep time 10 mins
Flesh of a whole ripe avocado
2/3 of a tin of coconut cream (the fatty part and a small splash or two of the liquid)
3 heaped tablespoons of cocoa or cacao powder OR 100g melted dark chocolate (melt in a stainless steel bowl over a pot with 2cm boiling water)
2 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste
-Combine all the above in a blender and blend until smooth.
-Taste and add more honey or maple syrup if needed (only likely if you are using cocoa rather than melted chocolate). If it needs thickening, add a little more coconut cream fat.
-Scrape the mix into ramekins, tumblers, or pretty small cups. Refrigerate for two hours.
-Garnish with grated dark chocolate and serve.
Some lovely possible additions are chopped fresh cherries or boysenberries, chunks of dark chocolate, and layers of cream (not dairy free). For a special treat, I like to add all three!
Nourish Your Nerves is available in my online store for NZ$7
Over 30 pages, Nourish Your Nerves offers delicious, easy-to-prepare meals from breakfast to dessert that are packed with nutrients that support reduction of the mental and physical symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.
Most recipes are gluten and dairy free and most recipes contain meat, eggs or fish.