Active Time: 15 minutes / Fridge Time: 20 minutes / Total Time: 35 minutes
Makes 2 servings
Nutrition Corner: Maple Syrup
Pure maple syrup is a viscous amber liquid with an earthy sweet taste. This sweetener is harvested in late winter or early spring, and is available all year round. If you are lucky enough to live in the Northeast, you can almost certainly find it produced locally. Maple syrup contains the minerals manganese, zinc, and iron which serve as antioxidants and immune support. Although maple syrup does contain these minerals, it is still sugar and should be consumed in moderation. Be sure to purchase 100% pure maple syrup.
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/4 cup unsweetened, full fat canned coconut milk (use the cream at the top)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- Dash sea salt
- 2-4 drops stevia, to taste (optional)
- Use a hand blender to mix together all ingredients in a medium bowl until smooth. Place in the fridge for at least 20 minutes and enjoy chilled.