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Cook with us: Avocado on rye toast with chocolate

For those of you who wanted to add some more nutrients into your diet this New Year, this is the perfect recipe for you. Avocado with chocolate - sounds questionable, right? However, when you mix the avocado with the cocoa, it forms a rich chocolate mousse-like consistency. Before you knock it, why not give it a go?

The recipe is simple...

  1. Use a fork to smash up the avocado, banana, cream cheese and cocoa powder until smooth.
  2. Spread over the rye bread or toast.
  3. Sprinkle over a few raspberries and the toasted hazelnuts.
  4. If you have a really sweet tooth, shave over a tiny bit of dark chocolate as the final touch.

Mrs Christodoulou, Teacher of Food and Nutrition, says, "this is a good one as it has a few uses, and specific health benefits.

Make a double quantity to use up the whole banana and avocado.  You can use half the portion served on rye toast, and freeze second portion in a lollipop mould. When you release it from the mould, drizzle with melted dark chocolate, refreeze and have a treat ready in the freezer. 

Using avocado to replace the cream when making ice-cream is a healthy swap. It brings in monounsaturated fat to help lower blood cholesterol, and antioxidants which together have an anti-inflammatory effect to combat creaky joints in the winter. 

Using cacao powder instead of cocoa powder provides a richer source of nutrients, including more antioxidants in the form of flavonoids, as well as providing mood and energy-boosting effects. 

What's not to like?!"

Avocado Chocolate Pudding | popsicles or by the spoonful

 We just love this week's recipe from Mrs Christodoulou. Who doesn't love a multi-use recipe? No waste and plenty of taste! Pop back next week to see another delicious and healthy recipe.

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