I’m trying to find ways to do better for me and my, almost here, kid.
You would never know this Chocolate Avocado Frosting is made with avocados.
This whole gestational diabetes has me a little shook. I mean the fact that I could actually develop Type II Diabetes within the next 5-10 years if I am not careful and my kid could also develop diabetes as well. That is some scary stuff. So I’m trying to find comfortable ways to eat some of the foods I like but with less processed sugar and more ingredients with nutrient value. I have made some adjustments such as switching to whole grains in my pasta and breads; I’ve started using more natural sweeteners such as maple syrup, honey, and agave; and I don’t buy processed meals unless it is serious hunger emergency and even then I’m very picky. I want to live my best life and a full life for my husband and kid. Now that the diabetes monster and peaked its head, it’s time for me to make sure I do everything I can so it doesn’t happen again. For the most part, diabetes can be prevented by good diet and exercise. But I am still human and need a sweet fix now and then.
When it comes to making baked dishes healthier, there is always this gamble of not knowing how something is going to come or if you will even like it. Let’s face it, our taste buds like sugar. The sweeter the better, for most of us. However, I think diabetes is a result of how our bodies respond to too much sugar that we are not meant to have. That’s why it’s best to keep our bodies moving and full of good stuff that is was meant to use and digest as much as possible. I don’t think there is anything wrong with shameful guilty pleasures that we all have and enjoy, but I am honestly learning the true meaning of moderation and smaller portions. It’s all for the greater good of the human body. And the next time you make chocolate cakes or cupcakes this Chocolate Avocado Frosting will be good for your body and taste buds as well.
All you have to do is add all the ingredients to a food processor and mix well! I promise you won’t believe how much it looks and tastes like frosting! You can use this on top of your favorite chocolate cake recipe. I bought a box cake recipe to test this idea. But you know what I think I’m going to do next, is make a chocolate cake out of black beans that I came across. That way I’m getting more protein and other good stuff between the black beans and avocados in my cake. If I try it and like it, you will be the first to know!
- 3 avocados, ripe
- 4 oz. Bakers Chocolate semi-sweet, melted
- ¾ c. cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp. Pure coconut oil, melted
- 1 ½ c. maple syrup
- 1 ½ tbsp. Vanilla extract
- Open the avocados and remove the pit. Scoop the avocado out of the skin and place into a food processor. Pulse until smooth. Next, add the melted chocolate, cocoa powder, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Continue to pulse until smooth and use as desired.