Avocado Cream with Blackberry Coulis

Avocado Cream with Blackberry CoulisAvocado Cream with Blackberry Coulis


This flavorful dessert combines creamy avocados, which are a great source of fiber, potassium and vitamins C, K, folate and B6, with sweet, antioxidant-rich and brain-boosting blackberries.

The recipe comes from Bastyr instructor Alexis Durham, who teaches students to use healthful herbs in daily cooking in her Herbs and Food class.


medium avocados, peeled, seeded and chopped
tbsp coconut cream
tbsp lime juice
tbsp Raw Honey, coconut sugar or raw cane sugar (or substitute your favorite sweetener)
tbsp steamed fresh stinging nettle (Steam for 5 minutes)
tbsp nettle steaming water
pinch coconut flakes (for garnish)
3 1⁄2 cup blackberries (fresh or frozen)
tbsp molasses
cup skullcap tea ((Scutellaria lateriflora))


For the cream:

  1. In a blender, combine the chopped avocados, coconut cream, lime juice, sugar, nettles and nettle tea. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour cream into a bowl and refrigerate.

For the coulis:

  1. In a small pan, combine blackberries, molasses and skullcap tea.
  2. Cook until reduced to a jam-like consistency.

This dessert can be served in individual portions or as one large dish. Layer avocado cream on the bottom of the serving dish. Spread the coulis over the cream, garnish with coconut flakes, and serve.


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