Chocolate Avocado Tart

Easy. Mouth watering. Fudgey. Decadent. Moist. Healthy. Creamy. High in nutrition and good fats. Satiating. Chocolate avocado tart is all of this. It has a short ingredient list, tastes fresh and light, and needs no cooking. Need I say more? Just look at the pictures. Let’s talk about avocados and chocolate.

Avocados are a unique fruit, high in fat rather than carbohydrates and sugar. They are nutrient dense containing high amounts of potassium (more than a banana), folate, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, E, K, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, and zinc. The monounsaturated fatty acids (oleic acid) in avocados promote heart health, have no cholesterol, prevent cancer, maintain weight, balance appetite, and reduce inflammation. Avocados are especially great for fighting breast and ovarian cancer thanks to their oleic acid. They are also more resistant to oxidation by heat so it is ok to use this oil in cooking without destroying the benefits. Include this superfood in your diet when you can. You won’t regret it.

Raw cacao (which is what I use) is the pure, unheated version of the ground cacao bean. The cacao fruit tree bears the cacao pods, which have inside them the cacao beans, from then which cacao and cocoa products are made. The beans can be chopped up into cacao nibs, melted into cacao paste, or have the cacao butter extracted from the fatty outer lining on the inside of the bean before the rest of the bean is made into cacao powder. Cacao retains more nutrients than cocoa because it’s unprocessed state helps to keep them intact. Raw cacao can have a bitter taste, while dutch cocoa alkalizes the bitterness and is great for baking. Both cacao and cocoa have an impressive profile of benefits. It’s no wonder these prized beans were used a a trade currency going back thousands of years to their native lands of Latin and South America.

Raw cacao also has over 300 different chemical compounds, is a leading antioxidant superfood (in the top 10), and has a list of nutrients that include protein, fiber, essential fatty acids, calcium, riboflavin, carotene, thiamin, magnesium, sulfur, and flavonoids. The naturally occurring phytochemicals and antioxidants help to combat, reverse, and prevent diseases including cancer, fight free radicals and protect cells from damage, lower bad cholesterol, reduce inflammation, and promote heart health. Cacao also has aphrodisiac properties, uplifting ones emotional state by producing serotonin, phenethylamine, endorphins, and neurotransmitters, that help with focus, pain relief, depression, euphoria, and feelings of bliss. If you’re not an addict of this stuff, just eat more, you will be.

Chocolate Avocado Tart

Chocolate avocado tart
  • Filling
  • 2 avocados
  • 1/2 bar melted unsweetened or semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 10-13 Medjool dates, de-pitted, and soaked in warm water for 10 minutes
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2-4 tbsp almond or coconut milk
  • optional; 1/2 cup chocolate chips for topping
  • Crust
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp raw buckwheat groats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 5 dates (de-pitted, do not soak)
  • 2 tbsp coconut shreds
  • 2 tbsp oats

Whip all the filling ingredients in a high powered blender until it forms a whip.

In a food processor, mix all the crust ingredients.

When they are both done, put the crust ingredients in the bottom of a round cake pan (preferably one that is detachable or can pop out). Pour the filling inside.

Freeze for an hour or more until it slices clean and easy.

Chocolate Avocado Tart
Chocolate Avocado Tart
Chocolate Avocado Tart
Chocolate Avocado Tart
Chocolate Avocado Tart
Chocolate Avocado Tart
Chocolate Avocado Tart

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