Avocado Vanilla Fruit Dip + Peace, Love & Snacks Giveaway

Avocado Vanilla Fruit Dip | Teaspoonofspice.com

See this yummy dip? Well, we have Stan Starsky @ Peace, Love and Snacks to thank for it. Stan contacted me last month asking me to do a podcast. For years, he owned a vending machine business. Then one day he realized he really didn’t like what types of foods he was peddling. So he quit and started making his own recipes, which lead to Peace, Love and Snacks – Taking Revenge Against Junk Food - a lighthearted snack cookbook with super simple, kid-friendly recipes including ‘fun’ sauces, dips and granolas among other things.

Stan also has been interviewing dietitians on a variety of topics then posting the transcripts to his blog. We had a great chat about how cooking and being comfortable in the kitchen is really key to eating healthy because you’ll be eating deliciously as well. Click here to read more.

Back to the cookbook. There were so many fun snack ideas – I wanted to make the “Cantaloupe, So Stay in Town and Get Married” sauce just from the title alone. In the end I settled for this delish Avocado Vanilla Dip because I had all the ingredients on hand and I’m obsessed with all things avocado lately.

Stan recommended pairing it with tropical fruit and it was so tasty for dipping chunks of pineapple, mango and banana – my 5 year old got into it, too. Which is the entire point – cooking doesn’t have to be fancy or tricky – sometimes the simplest, healthiest recipes are the best tasting too.

Avocado Vanilla Fruit Dip | Teaspoonofspice.com

Avocado Vanilla Fruit Dip

Makes 6 - 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado, pitted
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chunks of tropical fruit like pineapple, mango and banana

Directions

  1. Thoroughly mash the avocado in a bowl.
  2. Mix in coconut milk.
  3. Mix in honey and vanilla.
  4. Serve cold as a dip for fruit like pineapple, mango and banana

Notes

Reprinted with permission from "Peace, Love & Snacks - Taking Revenge on Junk Food - Look and Feel Great Deliciously" by Stan Starsky @2011.

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Peace, Love and Snacks Cookbook Giveaway: One lucky winner will receive their choice of either the paperback or the digital version of the Peace, Love and Snacks cookbook!

To enter, leave a comment below telling me about your favorite fruit snack and you will also be entered each time you do the following (and leave a separate comment letting me know you’ve done it):

UPDATE - Congrats to Kristin O on wining the cookbook! Thanks to all who shared their favorite fruit snack ideas and for the follows!

Disclaimer: I received a digital version of the Peace, Love and Snacks cookbook. I was under no obligation to review/write a post about the book. I was not paid for this post and my opinions are my own.

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Comments

  1. Love your Avocado Vanilla Fruit Dip!!!
    My favorite fruit snack is fruit salad with seasonal fruit.
    Thanks, great giveaway!

  2. My favorite fruit snack is a big bowl of watermellon.

  3. I follow on Pinterest as Joan Osborne

  4. I follow on facebook and I shared there.

  5. I have a picky eater in the family that I bet would love this dip!

  6. Favorite fruit snack is fruit salad…or fruit pizza (definitely not the healthier option). Have to try your avocado fruit dip!

  7. Following Teaspoon of Spice Creations on Pinterest @Kristin O’Leary. So glad I found your board!

  8. Liked Teaspoon of Spice Facebook page @ Andrew-Kristin O’Leary. Great way to view all the yummies!!

  9. Never really thought to pair avocado with fruit..well, I will be trying this tomorrow!

    My favourite fruit snack is oatmeal cooked with banana and topped with any fruit/nuts I have on hand. Very quick, healthy and satisfying.

  10. Honeybird says:

    It looked interesting; avocado-dip with fruit. But when I saw the ingrediënts, I thought that maybe I could give it a try sometimes :P.
    My fav fruitsnack is Strawberries! When they are in season, they are the best!!

  11. What a good idea for avocado! I have had it in sweets like “ice cream” and smoothies, but this is my first time seeing a sweet dip!
    I’m following you on Pinterest now!

  12. Avocado + coconut milk sounds like a match made in heaven. So creative!! Love Love Love
    I’m already following you on interest

  13. Liked you guys on fb!

  14. I LOVE banana + natural unsalted creamy peanut butter for a fruit snack! Perfect combo of sugars, carbs, protein and healthy fats :)

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