From the April/May 2017 issue
Serves 4-6


  • 1 cup (packed) pitted Medjool dates
  • 3 TBSP maple syrup
  • 3 medium ripe avocados, halved, pitted, and coarsely mashed
  • 1 tsp finely grated orange zest
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 5 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes (optional, for topping)


  1. Cover the dates with hot water and soak for 1 hour. Drain well, reserving 2 tablespoons of the soaking liquid.
  2. Combine the drained dates, reserved soaking

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