This recipe comes from my exceptional Health Coach, Irina Kachalenko. This is one of her recipes that I tried when I was first learning about food choices and healthy eating on her program. This recipe actually has a cult following among her clients, so I asked if I could share this recipe on my blog. You can find the recipe below or here on her website Vibrant, Healthy and Whole. You should also check out some of her other tasty recipes, most of which are super easy to prepare. If you are interested in loosing weight or gaining a better understanding of how to eat healthy she offers free breakthrough consultations as well. I just have to say that hiring a health coach was the best thing I've ever done for myself.
1 very ripe avocado
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon raw honey
couple of drops real vanilla extract
1/2 ripe small banana (optional)
berries and extra honey for garnish
With a high power blender or food processor puree all ingredients together until smooth. If the consistency is not smooth enough add some water in teaspoon increments until desired consistency is achieved. Top with berries and a drizzle of honey.
Note: You can add the 1/2 of a ripe banana for some extra sweetness but I find the recipe is wonderful without it. Try experimenting with different types of honey and berries to find your perfect combination. I agree with Irina that blackberries are the best. I normally don't have fresh berries so I topped mine with frozen ones. I also like to use Butter Bean Honey because it is super sweet and light.