As promised in my last post, here’s one of the simplest and healthiest ways to sooth your soul when those chocolate cravings get hold of you.
Blend 1-2 cups of your favourite nuts (ideally activated and organic) with a dash of salt, maca (optional to boost your stamina) and cup of dried fruit. I generally use dates as they are easy to blend, super sweet and rich in iron (always a plus for us vegetarians) – but try out for yourself what suits your taste buds: dried apricots, goji berries, inca berries… Your boundary is your imagination! According to taste you can keep some crunchy bits, or blend it all until smooth.
What you definitely need for the filling
- 2 avocados
- 8 tablespoons of cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons of carob
- dash of cinnamon
- 5 tablespoons of honey
- 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
Nice to add to enhance the filling
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of pitted dates
- coconut flesh
- berries or nuts to decorate
- …options are countless once your choc-magination goes wild!
Making the filling
Blend all ingredients until nice and smooth. Fill onto your base and top with berries, seeds, nuts or whatever else takes your fancy. Place in the fridge for at least an hour. Indulge with no regrets! I confess that sometimes this creamy filling doesn’t make its way past my mouth and ends up being enjoyed as simple chocolate mousse instead of a cake.
Extra nutritional bites
This cake nourishes your body with folates (especially great for pregnancy), Vitamin C , K, and E, Magnesium, Manganese, healthy fats, anti-oxidants and more. Some even go as far as to say that avocados help prevent many forms of cancer, are high in good cholesterol and a great source of protein, especially for vegetarians.
Ayurvedically speaking, the many Vata-balancing ingredients like avocado, banana, almonds and dates will help to strengthen Kapha and increase groundedness. In other words, if you tend to fly through life hyper with a billion thoughts on your mind, a million tasks on your to-do list and are possibly reading this blog on the go as you are talking to a friend simultaneously – this cake is for you.
This looks incredible, I will seek out the ingredients and have a go!
Good Jackie, I’m sure you’ll love it as much as we do. Let me know how you go! xx
I am transitioning to a vegetarian diet and this looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
Awesome, good luck. This works even for vegans. Would love to here how you go with your transition! I’ve gone veggie 7 years ago and it’s been so much easier than what I thought. Happy to pass on any tips – recipes and beyond. Look forward to hearing about your journey. x Dini
this looks amazing- I can’t wait to try it. one thing we struggle with sometimes is finding ingredients, but ~almost~ all those ‘required’ ingredients are readily available here in Indonesia! Hmm… think I can get away without the carob?
Hi Behan, you should be able to get away without the carob. Just be generous on the cinnamon – it’s about decreasing the avocado taste and increasing the chocolate feel. Maybe you can add some other local spice. Let me know how you go! x