Chocolate Avocado Loaf

With recent emphasis on eating more fat, avocados have been in the spotlight for their healthy source of omega-6 fatty acids. The yellow-green flesh infused with many phytochemical compounds (from the sun) help restore stomach and intestinal linings. Easy to digest, their creamy flesh is the ultimate gut soother for those suffering with food sensitivities, Crohn’s, colitis or IBS. Avocados even contain anti-inflammatory properties that act like aspirin, without thinning the blood.

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No, eating fat does not make you fat. Fat has taken the blame for the increasing number of obesity rates over the years. Eating the wrong fats, such as filing up on fried donuts or blocks of processed cheese, will wreak havoc on the body and contribute to inflammation, which in turn can cause you to gain weight. But eating the right types of healthy fat is crucial for your brain and body to function in an optimal state. You can find these fats in foods such as avocados, chia seeds, flax, hemp, coconut oil, olive oil, organic grass-fed butter, ghee, and wild-caught salmon.

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One of the easiest ways to bring more of the healthy fat back into your diet is homemade salad dressings. Instead of trying to pronounce chemical-filled ingredient labels found on commercially made salad dressings, you will know all of the ingredients going into your body. Normally, I will make a dressing 5 minutes before serving dinner. Simply add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, a dash of maple syrup and a squeeze of lemon to your blender, blend on high until creamy and enjoy over greens of choice! Adding in hemp seeds, or avocado will make dressings extra thick and creamy.  If salads are not your jam, this decadent, chocolate avocado loaf will be sure to do the trick!

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P.S. Did you know that avocados are actually a fruit?

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Chocolate Avocado Loaf
If you love avocado on toast, this recipe is for you! Moist, creamy, decadent.. this loaf is full of healthy fats, fibre and raw cacao powder for an added boost of powerful antioxidants.
Cuisine Baking, Breads
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
loaf
Ingredients
Cuisine Baking, Breads
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
loaf
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor combine avocado, maple syrup, coconut sugar, olive oil and water. Pulse on low for 30-45 seconds or until mixture is well combined.
  3. Add in almond meal, cacao, flaxseed, eggs, cinnamon, baking soda and salt and pulse until mixture is well incorporated.
  4. Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides as the batter may build up while pulsing. Pulse a couple more times to ensure all batter is evenly mixed.
  5. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan, sprinkle with chocolate chips and bake for 50 minutes.
  6. Let cool completely before slicing.
Recipe Notes

*Store leftover loaf on the counter overnight, place in the fridge for longer storage.

*If you do not have a food processor, you could use a high power blender, kitchen aid or a mixing bowl.

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