Note: This recipe is especially for pregnant
and breastfeeding women, but it can be a nutritious part of
almost anyone's diet. Pregnant and breastfeeding women need
to consume extra calories and eat a variety of nutritious foods
to contribute to their baby's growth and
- 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 Hass avocado, flesh only
- 8 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
- 1 c. + 2 tbsp. evaporated skim milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Combine all ingredients into a food processor and blend until
smooth. Chill before serving, if desired.
- Note: The amount of evaporated skim milk needed may vary,
depending on the size of the avocado used.
about 1/3 c.
Nutritional analysis (per serving):
7 g protein
8 g fat
1 g sat. fat
47 g carbohydrate
9 g fiber
2 mg cholesterol
50 mg sodium
152 mg calcium
4 mg iron
51 mcg folic acid
Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands
Why this recipe is good for pregnant or breastfeeding
This no-guilt, no-cook, high-fiber, low-fat dessert is an
excellent source of iron and fiber, and a good source of protein,
calcium, vitamin K, riboflavin, vitamin B6, and folic acid, all of
which are important nutrients during pregnancy and
Mary L. Gavin, MD, and Tracy Chivari, MS, RD, CDN
Date reviewed: June 2006
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice,
diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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