Today I am very excited and honored to share with you these amazing Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries from Dawn Rofrano, author of the blog Spoonful of Health. Sharing her recipe here on Living Healthy With Chocolate and with all of you, my loyal followers, was a must for me when Dawn introduced me to her recipe.
These are not your typical chocolate filled strawberries! They have a secret ingredient that sends this recipe off the charts for being incredibly nutritious and savory. Please read on and also be sure to check out Dawn’s instructional video below as she and her daughter (also named Adriana ) show you how to make this recipe step by step.
Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries
gluten free, dairy free, soy free, refined sugar free, Paleo
Hello Everyone! I have to say this is a real honor for me to be Adriana’s guest on Living Healthy with Chocolate, who has been my mentor as a new blogger! As you all know, Adriana is very inspirational and creative with feeding you the most nutrient packed desserts ever! Why shouldn’t she be? Life is too short to be anything but sweet as chocolate!
Although Spoonful of Health is new to the blogging world (we will be celebrating our 1st year soon), we have been teaching cooking classes and nutrition to our patients for over 20 years at our Natural Medicine Clinic! Not only can we say Adriana’s desserts are delicious, as you know, but the good Doc can scientifically say they are healthier!
We love seeing our patient’s lives transformed by changing their diets. You will find the best of gluten and grain free, diary and soy free recipes; as well as raw, paleo, vegan and vegetarian creations on our blog that are sweet and savory. Also, we address food allergies/sensitivities by offering recipes that fit those specific needs.
So you see, Adriana is a girl after my own heart. To work with her is like a scrumptious strawberry stuffed with chocolate pudding; they complement each other’s mission to sweet perfection!
So it is with a grateful heart that I thank Adriana for her passion and for this opportunity to share with you a Spoonful of Health!
This recipe is so healthy that I would let my 9-year old daughter eat it for breakfast but it is so decadent that one could eat this pudding for dessert too! So who says yes to chocolate and strawberries for breakfast?!
Here is a little food science for you. I bet you will never guess what’s inside these strawberries that make the chocolate pudding so rich and creamy! I’ll give you a hint. It’s a FRUIT, it contains all of the essential amino acids necessary for the body to form a complete protein, provides the healthy kind of fats the body needs, and is loaded with vitamins, minerals and fiber!
If you guessed an avocado you’re spot on! The avocado is a fruit because of the seed it contains. The proof is in the pudding that a healthy version is possible! So say goodbye to that boxed, icky pretend pudding and hello to this “healthified” makeover!
I hope you enjoy this pudding of perfection with strawberries. It’s so simple to make and you only need a few ingredients to get your taste buds jumping for joy!
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 ripe banana
- ¼ cup cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons coconut nectar, honey or maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 quart of strawberries
- wash and core strawberries so you can fill them. Slice a small sliver off bottom so berry sits flat. Put them in refrigerator until ready to fill.
- in food processor or Vitamix, blend all the other ingredients until creamy.
- taste pudding to check if it is sweet enough for your taste. A dash of stevia can be added for extra sweetness.
- pipe or spoon pudding in strawberries. Refrigerate till ready to eat.
Recipe serves 15 people.
About Dawn Rofrano with Spoonful of Health:
Dawn Wicks Rofrano is a Health Coach alongside her husband, Dr. Thomas Rofrano, a Chiropractic Physician and nutrition expert at their Natural Medicine Clinic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. It’s there where they provide health solutions for the entire family. Dawn’s passion for sharing real food recipes ignited when their daughter, Adriana, was born in 2005. It was then that she realized the challenges many parents face when it came to providing healthy choices for their families. Join Dawn for a “Spoonful of Health” at http://spoonfulofhealth.com for delicious, gluten free recipes and great health tips.
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