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Healthy Chocolate Fudgesicles

No need to pinch yourself, because you're not dreaming.

It is possible to create a deliciously decadent and healthy fudgesicle.

How did I do it? By incorporating plenty of healthy fats along with a wide array of vitamins and minerals.

Before you begin to worry about the fat part – let me reassure you that more than half of the fat in avocados is in the form of oleic acid, which is a heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. Avocados are also a rich source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre.

So how else do these treats earn brownie points?

Coconuts contain antiviral and antibacterial properties, and they are one of the few sources of lauric acid – an especially nourishing fat that's also found in breast milk.
Raw cacao powder is chock full of antioxidants and magnesium, the mineral that help relax our nerves and muscles and strengthens our bones.
And did you know that maple syrup has tons of good stuff like potassium, iron, zinc and calcium?
I'm not saying you should scarf one of these every day. They're still a treat, after all. But if I'm going to indulge, I love it when my desserts are as nutrient-dense as possible.

These fudgesicles are luxurious, sweet and smooth. I encourage you to play around with the recipe – feel free to leave out an avocado, or use more or less coconut milk, or add a different amount of cacao or maple syrup. Experiment until you find the consistency and flavour that appeals to you.

And if you don't have popsicle molds (I like using ones that are free of BPA, a toxin that disrupts our endocrine system), just freeze the mixture in one big container and scoop it out like ice cream.

Healthy Chocolate Fudgesicles

This Recipe is :

Ingredients

  • 2 small ripe avocados
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder, or cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup water, or more as needed to blend
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Preparation

  1. Place everything into a blender and blend until smooth. You may need additional water, depending on how thick you want your fudgesicles to be.
  2. Taste, and adjust ingredients (maple syrup, cacao, etc) if necessary.
  3. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until solid.

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Sondi Bruner is holistic nutritionist, freelance writer and food blogger who can't stop dreaming about what to create in the kitchen. She believes that fresh, whole foods contain tremendous power and are the key to feeling healthy, energetic and joyful. You can find her blogging about plant-based, gluten-free and dairy-free recipes at The Copycat Cook.


 

 

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3 comments on “Healthy Chocolate Fudgesicles”

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Adam Barnhart
3 Years Ago

Wow. Those fudgesicles look really really good. Did you know that eating dark chocolate can decrease your blood pressure? I'm not sure if fudgesicles fall under the category of dark chocolate, but there are compounds in cocoa called flavanols. According to NPR.org, "flavanols can contribute to the formation of nitric oxide in the body, which has the effect of relaxing blood vessel walls." Sondi, you might try making your next batch of fudgesicles with chocolate from http://novachocolate.com.


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Karen
3 Years Ago

Hi, delicious chocolate fudgesicles, really hit the spot when you crave something sweet and indulgent. Ta very much Karen, England


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Misae
3 Years Ago

I love that recipe! It's really similar to the first ever cacao treat I was shown to make; the only difference is that you use coconut milk whereas I'd been using oil and mine came out like a mousse whereas yours is the perfect summer heat remedy!


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