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Chocolate Berry Mud

April 2, 2014

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This chocolaty dessert is gloriously simple and 100% nutritious, and it tastes as good as any sorbet I've eaten—perhaps a little creamier, even! Besides being delicious and sugar-free, it's also filled with nutrient-packed superfoods like avocado, spinach, and berries, so you can feel zero guilt about going back for seconds.

I wrote this recipe to serve two people generously, but you could also use the quantities given here to make 4 smaller servings if you prefer. And if you somehow end up with leftovers, it's super easy to save for later: Just pour into little teacups and freeze, and then you can pull one out, let it thaw for about an hour, and eat on a hot afternoon when you "need" chocolate.

 

Serves 2

Ingredients:

1/2 cup frozen berries

1/3 medium ripe avocado

1 cup baby spinach leaves

1/4 cup raw cacao powder

1/2 teaspoon granulated stevia

Pinch of vanilla powder

2 trays ice cubes

Instructions:

Blend all the ingredients using a blender, preferably a high-powered one. If you're using a regular blender or an immersion blender, add a little water. Pour into bowls and serve immediately.

When do you most "need" a chocolate fix? Tell us in the comments!

Sarah Wilson is an author, tv host, blogger and wellness coach whose journalism career has spanned 20 years across television, radio, magazines, newspapers and online. She's the author of the Australian best-seller I Quit Sugar, available in the US April 8.  (Pre-order before April 8 and get a free cocktail cookbook!) Sarah has also authored a best-selling series of ebooks from IQuitSugar.com. She is a certified Health Coach through the Institute for for Integrative Nutrition in New York. Sarah’s 8-Week Program has seen over 300 000 people quit sugar.