Avocado Truffle Balls

As American Thanksgiving has just passed, we are definitely counting down to the holidays. I’m sure everyone’s social calendars are quickly following up. Some of us will choose to go out to eat but some of us will choose to attend potlucks. The question is: what do you bring to a potluck?

For individuals who want to stay on track and/or to help maintain skin health, he/she may volunteer to bring a vegetable platter or make a antioxidant rich salad but why not consider incorporating avocado into your dessert?

Avocado- what’s not to love about this wonderful fruit? It is so versatile and can be easily incorporated in many foods. Rich in Vitamin E, this fruit is perfect to help you maintain skin health during the holidays. Vitamin E is important in helping to protect your skin against UV light. Like many fruits & vegetables, avocados can also be a good source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is needed to help make collagen which is the major structural component of skin to maintain elasticity & firmness.

Avocados are an amazing source of both polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats keep the skin moist so it’s soft and healthy looking. Polyunsaturated fats help to prevent symptoms of inflammation.

Last but not least, we can’t forget the discussion around biotin. Avocados are a good source of biotin. Biotin is part of the B-vitamins. Without biotin, your skin can turn scaly and dry.

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Give this avocado truffle recipe a try. Your guests won’t even know there is avocado in there. 😉

Ingredients:

1 medium avocado (mashed)

One bag dark chocolate chips (melted)

2 Tbsp brown sugar

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp lemon zest

1/8 tsp kosher salt

2.5 Tbsp cocoa powder

Toppings: unsweetened coconut flakes OR sprinkles

 Instructions:

  1. Melt the chocolate in either the microwave or the stove, taking care not to burn it. Once melted, stir in the mashed avocado, brown sugar, vanilla extract, lemon zest, salt and 1 ½ tbsp. of the cocoa powder until thoroughly combined.
  2. Place the truffle mixture into the fridge for 30-45 minutes and let cool until partially set.
  3. Use a tablespoon to dollop out the truffles and form balls with your hands.
  4. Roll in the remaining 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder or other desired toppings (e.g. unsweetened coconut flakes).

avocado truffles

Food For Thought: How often do you have avocados? Will you eat avocados a little more frequently? Remember a portion of avocado is 1/4 at each time. Individuals will have up to 1/2 at one time but because avocados are calorically dense, you need to be conscious of that should weight be a priority.

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