When it comes to getting your chocolate fix, finding satisfying treats that won’t leave you feeling guilty can be tough. Typical chocolate treats like ice cream, candy bars, and cakes are packed with sugar, salt, and artery-clogging fats, making these foods a big no-no for anyone who’s trying to eat healthier.
While it’s true that many chocolatey delights are off-limits for health-conscious diners, thanks to some creative culinary magic you really can have your cake and eat it too (or in this case, your brownies).
The latest healthy eating trend to hit the Internet is avocado-based brownies – that’s right, avocado!
These guilt-free, vegan-friendly recipes for low-sugar, flourless brownies are chock-full of rich, satisfying chocolate – and they don’t have all those extra additives and mystery ingredients that are found in commercially-produced treats.
Here’s some of our favorite versions of these amazingly tasty, surprisingly healthy brownies:
What makes all of these recipes guilt-free is the fact that they’re created using heart-healthy monounsaturated fats from avocados – a vegan-friendly way to replace the saturated fat from the butter and shortening that’s often used in recipes for brownies, cookies, and other chocolate desserts.
Better yet, most of these guilt-free brownies are flour-less as well, which not only makes them extra gooey, but, it means that people with gluten sensitivities can dig in too.
Of course, the real star of any brownie is the chocolate, and high-quality dark chocolate is filled with naturally-occurring antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that can actually help to reduce your risk of suffering from cardiovascular disease, a heart attack, or a stroke.
So, the next time you get a craving for a chocolate fix, put on your apron, crack open an avocado, and bake up some guilt-free, gluten-free brownies!
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