Naturally-Sweetened Chocolate Avocado Frosting

My kids will occasionally ask me to make cupcakes, which is another way of just asking for permission to eat loads and loads of frosting and maybe a nibble of the cake.  I prefer them not to make a meal of just sugar and butter, so I try to find alternatives that still allow them to eat those treats.

This frosting is raw, vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and naturally-sweetened.  You can also make it nut-free by swapping out the almond milk.  It only takes a few minutes to make and you can store it in the fridge for a couple of days.  I use it to frost my raw brownies.



  • 1 cup avocados, packed (approximately 3 small avocadoes)
  • 1/3 cup raw cocao powder
  • 6 large (soft) medjool dates
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • pinch salt


  1. Put the dates and almond milk into a high-powered blender and blend until a smooth paste forms
  2. Add in the remainder of the ingredients and blend until smooth.  Use your damper to help get things moving, or scrape down the sides as you go.
  3. Serve!

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Running with Veggies

I'm a plant-based distance runner and mother of two young girls. I enjoy making healthy recipes and experimenting with food. I also love to garden, so you will see many seasonal recipes that use what is currently growing in my backyard. I have a HBSc. in Nutrition and a Doctorate in Education and this background provides me with the skills necessary to pursue my passion - educating others on healthy eating. I don't count calories, so you won't find any nutritional information in my recipes. However, I strive to make each recipe healthy enough to fuel you and your family through the day.

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