When my first son was nursing, he was diagnosed with Milk, Soy, Protein Intolerance. So basically I had to drop everything dairy if I wanted to continue nursing. So, I did! One of the easiest ways to do this was to use some Vegan recipes. They gave great substitutions for dairy products! So, needless to say, I was VERY excited when I was asked to review the Ebook 101 Vegan Chocolate Recipes! These are super easy recipes that give great substitutions! It’s super cheap to buy or you can read it for free on amazon!
The first recipe I wanted to try out was the Chocolate Avocado frosting! I was impressed by how easy it was and how easily the Avocado is disguised! Avocado is a GREAT food to sneak into your kid’s diet! It has SO many benefits, has healthy calories and it is fairly tasteless when pureed and added to food. Check out this awesome recipe below! I adapted a few things to my liking. The frosting turned out very bitter to me. However, I am NOT a dark chocolate fan. If you like dark chocolate this recipe is for you!! I made a few adjustments and ended up loving it!
- 2 Soft, Pitted Medium Avocados
- 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
- 1/2 Cup Cocoa powder
- 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
To make the recipe more of a milk chocolate: (This will take away the vegan factor if you are going for that!)
- Add 1/4 cup powdered sugar (or to taste)
- 3 Tbs Milk
- Peel and cube the avocados
- Add to a food processor and blend until smooth. Pause in between to scrape off the sides and continue blending until all chunks are gone.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy
- Transfer to a jar and store in the fridge