Have you ever eaten an avocado? If not, chances are that you have at least heard of them. Perhaps you have had it spiced or even pureed; the choices are endless. Avocados are a great addition to your diet and a delicious dessert, so much so that many people make it their “go-to” food item.
In order to enjoy avocado as part of your diet, you must learn how to properly prepare it, but don’t let that stop you. Avocados are loaded with vitamins and other helpful nutrients, making them a healthy addition to almost any meal. Of course, like all fruits, avocados are also loaded with natural fiber, which helps carry excess cholesterol away from your heart and body. However, that fiber also has other benefits for you as well, so if you aren’t a fan of beans or other legumes, avocados might not be the best addition to your daily diet.
While there are many good things about avocados, including the fact that they are low in saturated fats, there are some things that you need to be wary of. For example, many people believe that there is something special about the fruit itself that makes it a better choice than other fruits, when in actuality it is the rich, creamy avocado ingredients inside that make it a better choice than virtually anything else. If you are one of those people who like their chocolate and their peanut butter, then by all means indulge in both at the same time; but the truth is that you should never eat an entire avocado. You can snack on the peel instead.
There are some excellent alternatives to using avocado in your cake toppings, however. In particular, the combination of fresh strawberries and toasted, unsalted peanuts works quite well, especially when combined with the natural protein found in the flesh of the avocado. Another good option is to use pitted dates instead of the powdered sugar typically found in recipes for avocado cheesecake.
Many of the same considerations apply to recipes for avocado cheesecake that you will find for any dessert, including another familiar dessert flavor like chocolate pudding or banana pudding. It is important, of course, to ensure that the primary ingredient in both recipes is a product that is highly nutritious and low in saturated fat. And while it is true that avocados are good for you, it is also true that they can be high in calories if eaten in large quantities, particularly when they are fried. Therefore, it is a good idea to plan your meals so that you include a variety of healthy ingredients, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products, among other things.
In the case of recipes for avocado cake, you might also want to consider preparing it using low-fat sour cream, which can also be used in many fruit desserts. A simple substitution would be to use equal parts sour cream and whole-wheat flour. In addition, you can always substitute low-fat yogurt for the milk that may be used in the cake. By using yogurt in place of the milk, you can greatly reduce the number of calories that you end up taking in.
You can make a delicious, no-sugar-added, dessert by simply combining pitted dates, chopped nuts, unsalted peanuts, and maple syrup in a blender. You’ll find that this is a quick and easy way to make a no-calorie, sugar-free, extremely sweet brownie. Although it’s called a brownie, it’s not technically browned. You can also make use of avocados instead of dates to make your own version of a chocolate eclair.
If you’re feeling in a rush, you could instead choose to make an already-baked cake. Using an oven-safe blender and a processor to liquefy the bananas and other ingredients, you can create a no-fuss, quick dessert. Just set the mixture to the desired consistency – it will still be quite lumpy. It will also go from a liquid state to a solid-state without cracking. If you prefer, you can also use a food processor to liquefy it even more.