Dr Oz: Avocado Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream + Healthy Sweets


Dr Oz: Emotional Eating

Dr Oz welcomed Jenny Hutt, host of the radio show Just Jenny to talk about what to eat for every emotion, to be sure that you’re eating the right things to help you feel better. Dr Oz pulled three women from his audience as well, to talk about foods you crave and foods you should be eating for every emotion.


Dr Oz: Healthy Potato Chips

Dr Oz: Avocado Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream + Healthy Sweets

Dr Oz explained how to make common sweets a little healthier, then shared his recipe for avocado mint chocolate chip ice cream. (kimberlykv / Flickr)

First, Jenny shared that when she’s feeling anxious, she craves salty snacks like potato chips. She said the crunch of her potato chip is “ritualistic” and makes her stop thinking about what’s making her nervous. Dr Oz said to try microwave sweet potato chips instead. All you have to do is slice a sweet potato very thin, drizzle with olive oil, and then put them in the microwave for three minutes each side, before drizzling with sea salt.


Dr Oz: Healthier Chocolate Cake

When Jenny was happy, she liked to enjoy chocolate cake because it made her think about happy things. Dr Oz revealed that he made healthier chocolate cake using boxed cake mix, but instead of the egg, he replaced it with 1/2 a mashed banana, and instead of the cup of oil, he used 3/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt.

Dr Oz: Healthy Avocado Mint Ice Cream

When Jenny is feeling sad, she craves ice cream. Dr Oz actually made his own version of a healthier ice cream, avocado mint chocolate chip ice cream. Click through to find the recipe for this delicious sweet treat. The three women in the audience said the cake was their favorite, but all were certainly worth trying.

Dr Oz: Healthier Buckwheat Pancakes

Before the end of his show, Dr Oz shared an incredible video of pancake art, and then explained that pancakes are actually a “good mood food” that can lift your spirits. Dr Oz then showed a picture of his granddaughter Philo helping him make pancakes. Finally, he explained that you can make pancakes using buckwheat flour to add even more fiber and nutrition to typical pancakes. Then, top with healthy toppings to add to the nutritional value.

Dr Oz: Avocado Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 1/2 tsp mint extract
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 2 tbsp unrefined coconut oil
  • 1/4 C maple syrup
  • 1/3 C bittersweet chocolate chips

Dr Oz: Avocado Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe Directions

  1. Add avocados, coconut oil, banana, extract, milk, and maple syrup to a blender, then blend until smooth
  2. Mix in the chocolate chips and freeze, stirring a few times while it freezes
  3. After approximately six hours, the ice cream should be ready to eat



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