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Healthy Chocolate Avocado Ganache

Desserts

Chocolate lovers, it’s time to celebrate!

Here’s the most delicious, healthy and guilt-free dessert to ever grace this planet, designed by Golden Door Chefs. It’s so rich and creamy you only need a small amount. Cacao is high in antioxidants, and avocado a healthy fat bursting with Omega-3’s. Do not skimp on the quality of chocolate by substituting with sugary, low cacoa percentage chocolate.

NUTRITION PER TABLESPOON: 60 calories, 1 gram protein, 5 grams carbohydrate, 5 grams fat, 2 grams saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 mg sodium, 39 mg potassium, 2 grams sugar, 1 gram dietary fiber

MAKES 20

SERVING SIZE: 1 Tablespoon

What to buy:

5 ounces Dark chocolate (60-72%)

1 Avocado, ripe, peeled and cubed

Optional for garnish:

Mint leaves

Berries

What to do:

In the top of a double boiler, melt chocolate over medium heat. Do not mix chocolate with water. Let cool slightly. If you do not have a double boiler, add chocolate to a metal bowl placed over a saucepan filled with about 1/3 water and heat water to medium heat. Allow chocolate to melt while stirring occasionally, being careful not to overcook.

In a food processor, blend chocolate with avocado until smooth.

Remove and place in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate at least 1-2 hours.

Remove from refrigerator and with a small melon ball size scoop or large tablespoon, scoop mixture onto serving plate.

Garnish with mint leaves and/or berries. Pictured with berries and dark chocolate peanut butter cup.

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Toni Julian

Toni Julian is a nationally renowned health advocate, sports nutrition and fitness expert, and accomplished author of two books; BITE ME! Change Your Life One Bite at a Time and Smart, Fit & Female: The Busy Woman’s Blueprint for Looking and Feeling 10 Years Younger. She is a 60+ entrepreneurial mom of four and has founded six companies, the first while in college. NASM trained, Toni competed in natural figure competitions and tied for first place in the open Sports Model category at close to 50. Her research in the areas of sports nutrition, body composition, blood sugar regulation and satiety fueled the launch of her healthy lifestyle company--Toni’s Kitchen—and creating hand-crafted High-Performance, Hot & Cold Protein Meals® and Protein Meal Bars. She was named a Top Woman of Influence in Silicon Valley by the Business Journal for her strides in business, altruistic community service work and helping her father transition with dignity during a five-year terminal illness. Visit ToniJulian.com/shop.

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