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The Best Chocolate Avocado Frosting (GF/DF/V/Paleo/AIP)

This is the best chocolate avocado frosting on the planet. Featured here in my chocolate peanut butter Nutsola tart, but also delicious pipped inside fruit or straight out of a bowl with a spoon (not that I’m speaking from experience.)

It took me a long time to make this. I kept thinking it would taste like avocado but you actually can’t taste the avocado at all!! The rich chocolately cacao powder takes over. The avocado makes it creamy. The coconut oil adds a bit of silk and shine. And the agave syrup and vanilla powder give it that true frosting sweetness.

Health Benefits of Avocados

We all know avocados are healthy. But why? Avocados are a stone fruit grown in warm climates such as California, Mexico and Florida. They contain over 20 vitmains and minerals and are one of the only fruits to have a heavy dose of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA). Scientifically, avocados consumption is:

  • Good for cardiovascular health
  • Preventative for depression
  • Good for digestion
  • An important protectant against cancer
  • A player in strong vision and bone health
  • Antimicrobial
  • Supportive of healthy weight and aging
  • Lowers your risk for Metabolic Syndrome by 50%
  • Supportive of positive maternal health, birth outcomes and breast milk quality

Plus they are delicious. Especially in this chocolate avocado frosting recipe. I use this all the time. Sometimes I pipe it on a Nutsola Superfood Bar with fresh fruit on top. Sometimes I leave it in a bowl and let the kids use it as fruit dip. I have even pipped it into fruit with a frosting bag.

chocolate piped fruit
I put the frosting inside fresh fruit for an after school treat

This recipe is so versatile I promise you will make it again and again. I even experimented with and included a low sugar / keto chocolate avocado frosting substitution below that is also delicious (and totally addicting.) Let me know what you think in the comments.

chocolate avocado frosting

The Best Chocolate Avocado Frosting

This 5 minute healthy avocado frosting will fool the whole family!
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large avocado, seed removed
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder can sub vanilla bean paste
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup see notes for a low sugar option
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder

Instructions
 

  • Pulse all in a food processor until smooth. Seriously, that's it!!

Notes

For a low sugar or KETO FRIENDLY version:
Omit agave syrup.  Use 1/2tsp pure monk fruit powder and 2tbs water instead.
To make the full peanut butter chocolate tart as shown:
I used Nutsola Peanut Butter Cacao Superfood bar mix and pressed it into the bottom of min tart tins.  Baked at 250 degrees for 45 minutes.  Topped with frosting and fresh fruit.
 
 
Recipe by Liz at https://www.thenutramom.com
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References

Journal of Experimental Therapeutics and Oncology. 2011. Avocado fruit (Persea americana Mill) exhibits chemo-protective potentiality against cyclophosphamide induced genotoxicity in human lymphocyte culture.

Critical Review in Food Sciences and Nutrition. 2013. Hass Avocado Composition and Potential Health Effects.

Nutrition Journal. 2013. Avocado Consumption Is Associated With Better Diet Quality and Nutrient Intake, and Lower Metabolic Syndrome Risk in US Adults: Results From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001-2008.

Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 2005. Inhibition of Prostate Cancer Cell Growth by an Avocado Extract: Role of Lipid-Soluble Bioactive Substances.

Nutrients. 2016. The Role of Avocados in Maternal Diets During the Periconceptional Period, Pregnancy, and Lactation.

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