Now for a cheeky and healthy treat! We all love chocolate. This recipe is so quick and easy and unbelievably tasty! It can be served like a gourmet dessert – very impressive, yet still cleansing! Crack some local sea salt over it with sliced Manacor strawberries from the market – a winner every time!
1 frozen banana
1 chilled avocado
3 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp raw honey
1 tsp lemon juice
2tbsp chilled water & pinch salt
Blend all the ingredients in food processors, adjust to taste if necessary (depending on size of banana and avocado)
Serve with a sprinkle of sea salt or your favourite fruit.
Avocados : Rich in oleic acid, reducing LDL (bad cholesterol), and raising HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol). Contains Omega 6 & vitamin E. Avocados are an excellent source of fat, actually assisting in weight loss! Rich in antioxidants and an anti-inflammatory food.
Also, thanks to their fat content, they improve absorption of the carotenoids antioxidants (beta-carotene) converting to Vitamin A – so a meal containing yellow, orange and green vegetables need this extra fat to provide optimum antioxidants to the body cleaning up our free radicals, supporting skin and anti-aging.
Raw cocoa powder: In a study, researchers compared the antioxidant capacity of black tea, green tea, red wine and cocoa, concluding that cocoa has the highest antioxidant activity among the four products and the greatest potential for health benefits. The Linus Pauling Institute indicates that flavonoid antioxidants such as those found in cacao might interfere with the development of cancer. Also rich in Magnesium, Calcium & B vitamins.