"Honey, apparently you can make fudgesicles with avocados," I said.
"Gee, that sounds disgusting," Sanfis replied.
And so I set out to try it out. The top two concerns I note when switching to a nourishing lifestyle are 1) how the heck do I get my child to eat nourishing food and 2) will I deprive my child of the delightful joys of delicious badness?
This recipe seems to solve both those worries. First, it contains avocados, which are nutrient-dense little balls filled with goodness, especially Folate and good fats. Read the impressive list here. You can also increase the goodness of this recipe by choosing organic vanilla extract and raw honey. Cacao has numerous benefits as well. In other words, this recipe doesn't have any cringe-worthy ingredients.
Second, whether chilled as pudding or frozen into fudgesicles, it was absolutely delicious. And trivial as it might seem to others, I was happy to see DD (Dear Daughter) running around with a popsicle in a cloth diaper. Ah, the good times of summer: barely clothed, eating frozen dessert!
So, here's the recipe:
8 medjool dates, pitted
1/2 cup water
3 medium avocados, pitted
1 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup honey
5 to 7 tablespoons cacao or cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
pinch sea salt
All you do is soak the dates in water for half an hour, then blend everything together. I personally found the vanilla to be a bit much, so the next time around I added less.
What did the family say?
Me: I liked it in pudding form the best. I love pudding and was happy to find a dairy free, nourishing alternative.
DH: "That looks like poop." *licks it tentatively* "Wow, that's delicious!"
DD: "NOM NOM NOM"