Avocado Rye Bread With Pecans & Dark Chocolate (#Vegan, #LowGL)

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In the UK we are just getting over a bank holiday and getting back into work and unfortunately I have to say it is probably the worst bank holiday I have had in ages. Just about every plan I had did not come off and it just left me feeling stressed out and generally fed up. Plans to go out did not happen, unwanted guests came round and I made a lame attempt at internet dating.

Ok so maybe I am exaggerating and a lot of feeling are coming from the stress I am feeling about all the things I need to sort out in my personal life, like getting a job and sorting out my finances. It feels like a never ending list of problems as well as a significant change to my life. The reality is that I just need to start dealing with things and stop burying my head and then the way I am feeling will lift.

I mentioned earlier about internet dating but what I actually meant was I have starting using Tinder, the thing I was wondering is whether anyone has actually met anyone using it. At the moment it just feels like a game that is fun to play but that the chance of actually going on a date with anyone is slim, let alone anything more serious. It might just be that I am completely rubbish at all of the online thing, and put people off before it gets to the dating stages or maybe it is that I am not that interested, who knows!

I will keep you updated as to whether there is any luck or whether I have deleted the app this time next week, which is most likely and get on with the recipe now. I subscribe to a lot of blogs and I get a lot of banana bread recipes in my inbox but the problem with that is I hate bananas, the smell, the taste everything and so I never make it. I spent a bit of time thinking about what would make a good alternative and came up with avocado for a number of reasons.

The first thing to say about avocado is it is a lovely consistency and will have similar binding abilities to banana so would be perfect in that way. However it has a massive advantage over banana in that it contains much less sugar and so is so much better for you plus it has less of a taste making it easier to flavour the bread. I have actually made this quite savoury and is delicious with some peanut butter or a little bit of coconut oil spread on it.

About the author

Mercedes Aspland

Mercedes is a Yoga Sports Coach with experiences working with athletes from many disciplines and experience levels. She is keen to spread the word of how valuable yoga is to sport. With additional qualifications in nutrition she also shares a number of recipes and nutritional advice to keep you fuelled while training.

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