10 min. 15 min.
Avocados are one of the most nutritious foods available in your supermarket today. It is a superfood without the trendy label and publicity. In this article by nutritionist David Wolfe, he states “An avocado a day, will keep the doctor away, forever!” The article goes on to talk about how despite their “fat” content, they won’t make you fat, and will actually help you curb hunger. Especially if you are a gym junkie, avocados are the perfect food for you to add into your fitness diet. They are high in fat, protein and packed with nutrition. You can use them in protein shakes, fill them with cottage cheese, sprinkle salt on top, and even make salad or guacamole with them. What many people DONT know, is that they make amazing desserts. Let’s take a look…
In this recipe I used Cacao Puro del Choco, a super high quality chocolate from the rainforests of Colombia which I receive a couple times a year from my daughter and her husband. I have mentioned them in other articles, they buy the cocoa beans from his sister, process them and package them for sale in local farmers markets, stores and personal acquaintances. Pure chocolate is not as easy to obtain as we all believe but the benefits are every bit as powerful as avocados. Chocolate contains cocoa butter, a natural fat, which like avocados, will not make you fat. Chocolate makes you fat when it is processed at high temperatures, the components are separated and then large amounts of soy lecithin and sugar are added. The chocolate I used has been toasted at low temperatures which conserves nutrition, ground into a thick peanut butter-like mass and then allowed to set in molds. The result are little squares which can be used to make hot chocolate or ground up for cooking. It is a chocolate which, based on variety, has a natural sweet taste. I can eat this chocolate plain with just a little bit of honey, but I prefer to cook with it.
This pie is a no-bake, time saver. You can throw the ingredients in the blender or food processer, bake a crust or buy a pre-baked crust, and then let it set in the fridge. The result is a velvety, creamy, melt in your mouth, taste bomb. A no-guilt dessert, you will receive so much nutrition from this pie it makes a great post-workout treat, mid-day snack or even an afternoon pick-me-up.
Next time I will try coconut oil w/coconut crème mixed for the whip cream.
Another alternative is to use Cashew Whip:
1 cup soaked raw cashew nuts
1/3 cup water or hemp or nut milk
1 tbsp coconut oil
½ tbsp. raw ground cane sugar
½ tsp vanilla bean powder
1/8 tsp salt