Looking for a healthy alternative to those fast-food treats? Look no further than this paleo, real-food Chocolate Peppermint Frosty with hidden greens!
Learning to love.
I’m going to be honest here. Avocados and I have not always gotten along. And that really means that I hated their guts growing up. Just being honest. My cousin had an avocado tree in her backyard, and there were always rats all over it. While it was a huge turn off back then, I look back on it now with sadness. All those beautiful wasted avocados! Well, at least the rats were happy.
Anyway, this “frosty” was my first attempt avocado anything. I know avocado stuff has been floating around internet-dom forever now, but I’ve never tried any of it. Not only because of how much I hated avocados, but also because they’re stinkin’ expensive. What I wouldn’t give for my own personal avocado tree right about now!
The perfect first.
My 10-month old does not share my distaste of avocados, which is a good thing, in my opinion. Avocados are full of fiber, potassium (more than twice what a banana has!), vitamin E and B-vitamins, folic acid, and of course healthy fats. Since turning to a more traditional diet for my non-gluten-intolerant family, I’ve been trying to stay away from feeding my babies cereal, and opt for more gentle forms of first foods. One of them being avocados.
Chocolate Peppermint Frosty
After feeding my baby breakfast one morning I just happened to have a half of avocado leftover and I thought, “Eh, why not?” So I threw it in my smoothie. Now I’m addicted. 🙂 Ever since then I’ve been putting them in everything: smoothies, cakes, frostings, you name it!
Avocado + chocolate anything = win.
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Chocolate Peppermint Frosty
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 1 small avocado
- 1 c. fresh spinach
- 1/4 c. cocoa powder
- 1/4 c. raw/local honey
- 1 T. coconut oil, liquid state
- 1 t. vanilla extract (I like to make my own)
- 1/2 t. peppermint extract
- pinch Himalayan salt
- 1-1/2 c. coconut milk (I use my homemade coconut milk)
- 2 c. ice
Place everything in blender (I use my Blendtec.) and puree until smooth.
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I have been seeing more and more ice cream recipes made with avocado! I must try it! 🙂 This look great… The perfect treat for the unofficial start to summer this weekend!
The avocado must make this so creamy! Would you come share your frosty at Raw Foods Thursdays? This is a great "almost raw" recipe!
Hope you like it! : )
Thanks Heather! I'll check it out. : )
Raia, I'm so glad that you linked up! I'm featuring your recipe tomorrow at Raw Foods Thursdays and pinning it on our RFT board. Hope to see you tomorrow!
Love this! There's a new link-up party going on at One Sharendipity Place and we would love for you to join us! Here's the link if you want to come: http://thet2women.com/welcome-to-one-sharendipity-place-link-up-4/
Thanks Suzanne! I'll check it out! : )
I'm so glad you linked this up again. Such a great recipe! I 100% agree with you that avocado and chocolate is always a win! Sharing this again on Facebook and adding it to my list of smoothies to make this week. Thanks!
Haha! I didn't realized I'd already linked it until after I was done. And then I couldn't delete the link, so I thought it was meant for somebody to see it! 🙂
Just give me a spoon!
Haha! Yes, Rebecca! Spoons are necessary! 😉
Oh my goodness Raia this looks and sounds amazing! My little one just saw this and said, “oooohhhh!!!!” lol I guess she thinks it looks great too. 🙂
Haha! I hope you both get a chance to enjoy it. 😉
This looks so delicious! I could finish the whole jar in minutes! 😉
Thanks! I usually do, Sabrina. 😉
Avocados are a few you have to require a taste for – I think. They are expensive so I make I don’t buy too many at a time so they don’t go to waste, but they do make a lot of good recipes. This recipes sounds wonderful with the chocolate and peppermint – perfect for the holidays season. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!
Thank you, Marla! It’s a wonderful way to use up avocados that are a little on the mushy side, too. 😉
Oh what a yummy treat! #FreeFromFridays
Thank you, Chloe! 🙂 I hope you get a chance to enjoy it. 😉
Loving how you have avocado and spinach in a frosty! Looks delicious. 🙂
Haha! Thanks, CJ! 😉 A mom’s gotta get it in where she can!