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Raw dessert = pure nutrition

By Fredrica Syren:

On Sunday evenings I make dessert for my family.  My kids do not eat very much sugar and my golden rule is if goes into their mouths, it has to have some sort of nutrition.  Raw desserts are my favorite way to “un”-cook yummy treats because there is no white sugar and usually contains nuts, avocado, fruits (natural sweeteners).

Sunday night’s dessert was a chocolate pudding.  Because the base for this pudding is avocado and dates, I know my family gets nearly 20 essential nutrients from the avocado alone, including fiber, vitamin E, B and folic acid — and it contains good fats.  Dates provide iron, copper and potassium, among other things.

The avocado makes it wonderfully creamy and the dates make it perfectly sweet.  I made it a little more fun and shaved some raw chocolate on top of the pudding.  For decoration I put a raspberry on top and afterward realized it was delicious when combined with the chocolate.  Next time, I will make a raspberry flavored chocolate pudding.




2 fresh dates, pitted and soaked for 1 hour in 1/2 cup water

1/2 large and ripe avocado

1 tsp raw coconut butter

1/2 tbs maple syrup

1/2 vanilla bean, spilt open and seeds used

1 tsp mesquite powder (optional)

1/2 tbs cocoa powder

Shaved chocolate (optional)

Place the soaked dates and water in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add coconut butter, maple syrup, vanilla bean, cocoa powder, mesquite if using and avocado and process until very creamy, scrape down sides once. Pour into portion cups or serving bowl. Shave chocolate on top and decorate with fruit to make it extra special.


About Green Mom

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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