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
- 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.
- 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.”
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.