Fruit is the ultimate healthy, gluten-free dessert, but sometimes it can get a little, well, boring. Dress up your fruit with this super-easy (and insanely delicious) chocolate fondue dip. Avocados are the main ingredient, meaning this treat is full of nutrients, including vitamin E, folate, potassium, and magnesium.
⅓ cup Medjool dates (pitted)
¼ cup maple syrup*
½ cup ripe avocado, mashed with a fork
½ cup filtered water
⅓ cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
Directions: Combine dates and maple syrup in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Add mashed avocado and process until smooth. Add water, cocoa powder, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla. Process until mixed well, adding a tablespoon more water to reach a desired consistency (you may need to scrape down the sides of the food processor or blender so that everything is mixed well). Serve with fruit, such as strawberries or bananas, and garnish with toasted nuts.
Makes 4 servings
Nutrition score per serving (dip only): 130 calories, 3.7g fat (1g saturated fat), 27g carbohydrates, 18g sugar, 4.7g fiber, 6mg sodium, 2.1g protein
*Be sure to use pure maple syrup, as some processed brands may contain gluten.
Recipe provided by Gilda Mulero of Naturally Tasty.com