Wellness

4 Amazing Dessert Recipes — Made with Avocados

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Widely touted as a go-to snack by wellness experts, avocados are high in folic acid, fiber, potassium, vitamin E, B-vitamins and healthy fats, while being low in calories and naturally sodium- and cholesterol-free. While there has been endless hype over avocado toast, why not go for something more unique and try your hand at incorporating the nutrient-dense fruit via one of these sweet avocado-infused recipes?

Tiye Massey, Organic Avenue Wellness Concierge

“I love this key lime pie because it is easy to make, but impressive enough for a dinner party. This pie is delicious and rich thanks to healthy fats from avocados as well as almonds, pumpkin seeds and coconut oil. It’s 100 percent raw vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free, making it an easy-to-digest and guilt-free sweet treat.”

Green Tiye’s Key Lime Pie

Base:

  • 1/4 cup almonds 
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 10 pitted dates
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil 

Soak the nuts and seeds overnight. Drain nuts and use a food processor to combine with other ingredients until sticky, but still slightly crumbly, and press into a greased pan. You can use a full-sized pie tin or several small ramekins.

Filling:

  • 2 avocados
  • Juice from 3 limes
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
  • Stevia to sweeten
  • A pinch of Himalayan salt

Blend filling and pour into crust shell. Put in the freezer for about 10-30 minutes to set.

Olivier Reginensi, Corporate Chef at Maison Kayser

“This is a great, healthy recipe made without eggs. I love it because it’s very fresh and it doesn’t feel heavy at the end of a meal, yet at the same time it’s both elegant and original.”

Avocado Ice Cream with Pineapple

For the ice cream:

  • 2 ripe Hass avocados
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum
  • Pinch of salt
  • A squeeze of fresh lime juice

Halve the avocados and crush them; put everything in the blender and mix until smooth. Place in a plastic container and freeze for 12 hours. You can garnish with toasted shaved coconut if desired.

For the pineapple:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon rum
  • 1/2 pineapple peeled and diced

Bring to a boil the water and the sugar, add the rum, the pineapple and bring back to the boiling point. Remove from stove-top and let it cool down before placing it in the fridge for one hour.