It’s been a long while since I’ve posted a recipe, but I just HAD to share this one! On Sunday my mother-in-law made a dessert that she had first tasted at a friend’s house last week. There is no official name for the dessert that we know of, but it is DELICIOUS. Andrew said it is one of the best desserts he ever had and it is now his new favorite. AND, the amazing thing is that the dessert is good for you!
Now, before you read the recipe, promise me you won’t let the ingredients put you off from trying this dessert. Promise? Good , here it is:
1 handful of fresh spinach
1/2 of an avocado
2 cups of ice
cap-full mint extract
Topping of your choice (such as chocolate chips, or crushed Andes chocolate mints, etc)
1. Line the bottom of a blender with agave nectar.
2. Add the avocado.
3. Add the spinach.
4, Add the mint extract and ice on top.
5. Blend until all ingredients are completely combined and it is the consistency you want (an ice cream-y consistency).
6. Add topping to each individual serving. (We used the crushed Andes chocolate mints but you can use other toppings that you enjoy.)
I know, I know, it looks crazy (and probably not that appetizing). Trust me, you will NOT taste the spinach or the avocado. Andrew, as most of you know, is eight-years-old and doesn’t like avocado at all and admits that you can’t taste either the spinach or avocado. All you taste is a cool, refreshing and delicious dessert with the texture of ice cream or yogurt.
P.S. We made this again on Monday, and this time after putting it together I put my serving back in the freezer because I wasn’t ready to eat it yet. About a half hour or so later I took it out and it had the texture sort of like an Italian ice (not exactly, but similar). It was almost better than the first time I had it!