I absolutely love this dessert, I jujjed up my original recipe with blood oranges and a selection of spices. Blood oranges are abundant at the moment and I picked up some lovely organic ones from Randwick Farmers Markets, the purply-orange colour is just packed with flavour and not as sweet as the classic navels.
The combination of avocado, rich cocoa, medjool dates blood orange, cinnamon, cardamom and sweetened with honey (can use maple syrup if vegan) is a deliciously decadent dessert that I can imagine on the Christmas menu, yes it is almost that time of year again!! But perhaps without all the guilt as it is made from all natural no refined sugar ingredients.
Why is it good for you;
Avocados are in season at the moment. They have the good fats (a good source of monounsaturated fats) which have been known to help lower cholesterol, slowdown digestion to ease on your blood glucose (good for diabetes) and can also aid with heart disease. They contain vitamin E (hair, skin), potassium (fluid balance in the body and a steady heart beat), magnesium (sleep) and folate (brain function, healthy blood cells, good to boost up if low in iron).
Blood Oranges are not just a good source of vitamin C to help with immunity, but they also contain a small source of the B-Vits; thiamine (helps to release the energy from food) and folate (brain function, healthy blood cells and reduces risk of coronary heart disease)
Cinnamon has a wonderful carminative effect on the body, it will also aid with the balance of blood sugars in the body, so good for diabetes.
Dates are also high in potassium according to this book, not only that they can help bone loss in women, it can also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as supporting muscle function
*N.B. GF, DF, VF, PF, You will need a food processor for this