Foods That Boost Your Mood: Sea Salt-flecked Dark Chocolate Blueberry Parfaits

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Sea Salt-flecked Dark Chocolate Blueberry Parfaits

Ingredients

½ cup walnuts
2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
2 tsp sea salt, divided
½ cup nut butter
1 cup agave nectar
1 cup water
¼ cup cocoa powder
2 Tbsp coconut oil
2 medium avocados
1 handful blueberries
1 pinch Maldon sea salt

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Toss the walnuts with the maple syrup and 1 tsp sea salt. Spread evenly on a baking sheet and toast for 3-4 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool. Then chop and set aside.

3. Blend the nut butter, agave, water, and cocoa together in a high-speed blender. With the blender running, slowly add the coconut oil. Add the avocados and blend until smooth. Divide into small cups or bowls and allow to set in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

4. Layer pudding between, fresh blueberries and walnut mixture. Top with a pinch of flaky sea salt. This can be made up to two days in advance.

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Erin Stewart O'CookiesIn-House Natural Foods Chef, Erin O’Leary Stewart

Erin earned her culinary degree from New York City’s Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts and focuses on using natural,seasonal ingredients aimed towards healing in order to live a balanced and grounded lifestyle. She created and operated her own natural cookie and granola company called O’Cookies Wholesome Bites and continues to study the effects that food and movement have on both mind and body. Check out our blog for recipes as well as culinary and nutritional insight from Erin’s DEFINE foods program. 

 

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