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