Avo choc bowl

If you haven’t yet been convinced to try an avocado chocolate recipe – I can assure you it’s good, really good.  That lovely ripe avocado you have will blend up wonderfully with some cocoa powder and frozen banana (and a few other bits) and taste absolutely fabulous without any hint that you’re eating avocado and not a pure chocolate pud.

A great excuse to have chocolate pudding for breakfast.

Avo choc bowl

avo choc bowl

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon yoghurt (or milk of choice – if using milk add a bit at a time to ensure it doesn’t go too runny)
  • Pinch cardamom
  • 1/2-1 tablespoon raw cacao powder (or good quality cocoa powder) – I love chocolate but find that 1/2 a tablespoon is enough for me, you may like a bit more.

Blend everything together in a blender – you may have to wipe down the sides as there isn’t a lot of liquid to blend it quickly and you don’t want it too runny – think mousse consistency.

Sprinkle some grated chocolate to serve – any excuse to add more chocolate.

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Avo lime bircher

Having tried the Honestly Healthy avocado bircher a few weeks ago I’ve been trying other combinations.  Avocado and lime is a natural pairing and having the sharpness of lime with the avocado and coconut gives a great sharp sparkle to breakfast.  The mix of chia seeds, quinoa flakes and oats provides a slightly less carb heavy bircher mix.

This is a touch of Mexican summer nights on a breakfast plate.

Avo lime bircher (serves one)

Avo and lime bircher

  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • 1 tbs quinoa flakes
  • 2 tbs oats
  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 1 baby avocado (or half a large one)
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Zest of 1 lime

Mix everything together and leave to soak overnight.  Sprinkle some desiccated coconut or coconut flakes on top before eating and a few extra slithers of lime zest.

 

Avocado Bircher

I came across this recipe from Honestly Healthy and had never thought about adding avocado to oats.  I made this last night and really enjoyed it this morning. The avocado adds a lovely smooth texture to the oats.  The original recipe uses pomegranate seeds at the end before serving – I didn’t have any so substituted some dried cranberries and goji seeds instead.  Definitely a great way to have avocado for breakfast.

See the original recipe here

Avocado bircherAvocado Bircher (serves two generous portions)

  • 150g oats
  • 1 avocado
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 350ml almond milk (or other milk)
  • 1 apple grated
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Topping

  • Any seeds or fruit – pomegranate, dried cranberries, goji berries – something with a slightly sharp taste is a nice complement to the dish

Method

  • Chop the avocado into smallish chunks – squeeze the lemon juice over the top.
  • Put the oats in a bowl and add the milk, cinnamon, sesame seeds, apple and avocado.
  • Mix and leave to soak overnight.
  • Top with your choice of seeds and fruit.