3 pH-Balanced Bone-Building Avocado-Based Dessert Recipes - Save Our Bones

Your liver is critically important to the health of your bones. It’s your body’s natural filtration system, and when it is not able to adequately remove acidifying toxins and other harmful substances, once bicarbonate reserves are depleted, your pH becomes acidic. To restore the pH balance, alkalizing minerals stored in bone, such as calcium and magnesium, are utilized, weakening your bones.

Today we bring you three delicious desserts that contain a common ingredient: a well-known yet underappreciated fruit rich in essential bone-building nutrients that also support the health of your liver. This food is an excellent detoxifier, just what your body needs after the indulgences of the holidays. If your sweet tooth isn’t quite sated, here’s some good news: today’s three delicious, pH-balanced dessert recipes have exactly what you need… and crave!

Read on to learn about why the ingredient is such a powerful detoxifier, and much more.

The Incredible Avocado

This fruit (yes, it’s actually a fruit!) has been steadily gaining in popularity over the past several years, and no wonder! The avocado is delicious, nutritious and incredibly versatile as a food unto itself or as an ingredient in recipes like the ones we share with you today.

Avocados are rich in a number of Foundation Supplements:

These alone make avocados an important part of every Saver’s diet, but remarkably this food has even more to offer.

Avocados Improve Liver Function

The avocado both supports liver function and protects it from damage. It does this in a variety of ways.

  • Healthy Fats – The avocado’s healthy fats, including Omega 3 fatty acids, improve cholesterol profiles by lowering LDL and raising HDL. This helps to prevent fatty liver disease, and keep the liver functioning smoothly.1
  • Glutathione – Avocados contain glutathione, also known as the Master Antioxidant. This powerful compound plays an important role in a large number of biological functions, including protecting your bones from oxidative damage. It also filters harmful substances from the liver, protecting it from damage. (Sufferers of liver damage are found to have low glutathione levels.)2
  • Vitamins – The Vitamin C and E present in avocados work to rein in liver cell destroying free radicals.2
  • Anti-inflammation – Avocados are anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is a bone-killer– hampering the bone-building process and exposing your bones to harmful immune reactions — and the liver is likewise negatively impacted by general inflammation.1
  • Taurine – Avocados are rich in an amino acid called taurine that detoxifies the liver while facilitating the body’s use of potassium, magnesium, sodium, and calcium. It’s a double-whammy of bone building power.

Reading the above list, you were probably struck by the many far-reaching benefits of the avocado, from immune support, cardiovascular benefits, to the neurological and bone health protection offered by glutathione.3 It’s no surprise that many consider avocado a superfood!

Other Benefits Of The Avocado

This fruit is also high in fiber, at around 7 grams in a one cup serving, and provides potassium, which is essential for balancing sodium intake.

As mentioned earlier, avocados contain Omega 3 fatty acids that increase calcium absorption and deposition. These bumpy-skinned wonders are also chock full of potent antioxidant carotenoids including lutein, beta-carotene, and alpha-carotene. (You might have thought carotenoids were only found in orange and red veggies like carrots!)

With so much to offer, avocados are worth working into your meals on a regular basis. You’re probably thinking salads, smoothies, sandwiches, etc., and those are all great uses for this fruit. But our three new recipes are going to crack the avocado wide open, helping you to turn even your most indulgent moments into a pH-balanced bliss.

Cocoa Cake

8 servings


  • 2/3 cup 100% cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup hot almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup honey (adjust to taste)
  • Stevia equivalent to 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 medium avocados, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 3/8 cup water
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and oil a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan and line with parchment paper.
  2. Place the cocoa powder in a small bowl and pour the hot almond milk and vanilla extract on it. Whisk until it becomes a runny paste.
  3. Use a large bowl to sift the almond flour and baking soda.
  4. Use a blender of food processor to mix the honey, stevia, and avocados until mixture becomes smooth.
  5. Add the chocolate mixture to the blender and process until well-combined.
  6. Whisk the eggs and add them to the blender, pulsing a few times to mix in.
  7. Whisk the 6 tablespoons of water with the flaxseed until it turns into a gelatin, add to the blender mixture, and process until blended.
  8. Fold the blended mixture into the bowl containing the almond flour, adding the slivered almonds.
  9. Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes or until a fork comes out clean.Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before removing from the pan.

Cinnamon Banana Bread

8 Servings


  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats (1 minute or regular)
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • Stevia equivalent to 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 3/8 cup water
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt


  1. Line a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan with parchment paper and use oil to lightly grease the bottom.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. In a bowl combine the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  4. Mash the avocado lightly in a large bowl. Add coconut oil, honey, and stevia to the avocado, and use an electric mixer to cream.
  5. Add one egg at a time, beating well after each one.
  6. Mix in the bananas and pecans to the oats and flour mixture.
  7. Stir in the yogurt and beat until it is well mixed.
  8. Pour the oat mixture into the large bowl containing the avocado and eggs.
  9. Pour entire contents of bowl into loaf pan and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Check after that time and bake a little longer if you prefer a drier bread.

Chocolate Avocado Truffles

12 Truffles


  • ½ cup dates
  • ¼ cup 100% cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup almond milk or coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 large avocado
  • Vanilla or chocolate whey protein to sprinkle


  1. Line a medium-sized baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until creamy and well blended, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Use a spoon to form small truffles and place on the baking tray.
  4. Sprinkle with whey protein and refrigerate for an hour before serving.

Enjoy these dishes without guilt, knowing that you’re rejuvenating your liver and providing your bones with essential nutrients they need to thrive. If you’re seeking more ways to detoxify after the holiday season, you can learn about Osteoporosis Fresh Start Cleanse: The 7 Day Bone Building Accelerator. Isn’t it a great way to kick off the new year, knowing that you’ll maximize bone building?

Till next time,


1 Mohammad Yasir, Sattwik Das, and M. D. Kharya. ”The phytochemical and pharmacological profile of Persea americana Mill.” Pharmacogn Rev. 2010 Jan-Jun; 4(7): 77–84. Web: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3249906/#!po=73.5294
2 Kawagishi H, Fukumoto Y, Hatakeyama M, He P, Arimoto H, Matsuzawa T, et al.” Liver injury suppressing compounds from avocado (Persea americana)” J Agric Food Chem. 2001;49:2215–21.
3 Zhou WW, et al. “Decreasing oxidative stress and neuroinflammation with a multifunctional peptide rescues memory deficits in mice with Alzheimer disease.” Free Radic Biol Med. 2014 Sep;74:50-63. Web: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24960578

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  1. Mary McCarthy

    I read recently that taking a small dosage of Borax is not only good for your bones but also eases arthritis pain. What do you know about this?

    • Vickie Lepore

      Your site and consistently well-researched articles and recipes are my lifeline to a continuing improvement of lifestyle. Although I’m up for a hip replacement (growing subchondral cyst and “keep me awake pain/limping”), I’m inspired to stick with the saveourbones exercises and diet.
      thank you!

      • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

        Thanks for your kind words, Vickie! WE hope your hip replacement will go well and that you’ll recover fast.

  2. Kay

    Hi Vivian could you tell me if kefir from cows milk is good for bones

  3. Lynn

    Your recipes look wonderful, however, I am allergic to tree nuts. This includes coconut. What substitutes could o use to make your recipes?

    Thanks Vivian


  4. Joan

    Just made the bannana bread it was gorgeous,will be having that from now on.
    Thank you.

  5. Maureen Walton

    HI Vivian and all. very grateful for your work. I have your book. thank you . I have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis. Im not taking the drugs they prescribed. Ive followed your recommendations. I’ve always eaten healthy but found we have to account for how we have handled past abuse and trauma,as that takes a toll too, as well as having a woman specific meditation practice to redirect energies from the womb to the heart and crown. theres a lot of natural technologies that have been hidden that we need to reclaim and so boost our bone building abilities. hope this helps . thanks Maureen

  6. Kelsey Fickling

    Thanks for those great receipes Vivian. My last bone scan showed an increase of bone density in the femur but a loss in my spine ???? I was disappointed. My doctor suggested I try Prolia – For about 5 years – he said it’s a different type of “ bone builder “ But I read about it and it’s frightening !! I have scoliosis and my back gets tired if I’m walking or shopping- I’m 86 years old – I’ve had your information for about 10 years. Thanks Vivian many blessings Kelsey.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      I hope you enjoy the recipes, Kelsey! Remember, it’s your choice – if you’re uncomfortable taking any osteoporosis drug, you don’t have to.

  7. Maureen

    Have the cake and break recipes been made without the eggs? I can tolerate egg white but not the yolk due to allergies. I love avocados and this would be a nice change of their use.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Hi Maureen,

      Have you tried using ground flax or chia seeds to replace the eggs in baking? Add 3 tablespoons of water to 1 tablespoon of ground flax or ground chia seeds, stir, and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then simply add the mixture to the recipe. 🙂

  8. Ghada

    Thank you Vivian ,I learn a lot from you.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      You’re welcome, Ghada – and I learn a lot from Savers like you as well!

  9. Lydia Hay

    I love avocados. They are good with Spike seasoning. My husband put a half on top of an omelette every single day and he’s healthy as a horse. I like mixing them with honey and cocoa powder and making chocolate pudding out of them.

    I just read an article that onions are really good for osteoporosis and help to build bones. The article was in Dr. David Williams recent newsletter. Last night I ordered takeout from a Peruvian restaurant and one of the only vegetarian meals they had that I bought was loaded with red onions. It was quite a coincidence.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Hi Lydia,

      That sure sounds like a bone-smart way to enjoy avocados! And you’re right – onions are one of the many foods that help build bones. You can read more about onions and bone health in this article:


  10. bernice

    These look great. Carb, fiber and calorie count would be very helpful. Also, I have been making a wonderful avacaodo bases chocolate mousse/pudding for years called “Chocamole” and everyone loves it…easy blender recipe.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      That sounds delicious, Bernice – feel free to post the recipe. 🙂

  11. ro

    I have osteopenia. And I have searched online for bone building, calcium enriched foods, other than dairy. How come I have never read online, or never been told by Physicians, that avocados are effective bone builders?

    Thank you.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Ro, you pose an excellent question. The short answer is that doctors are simply not trained in nutrition; their skills lie in the realm of drug prescriptions, surgeries, and other means of dealing with illnesses – or more precisely, of dealing with symptoms.

  12. Gail

    I really do not like avocados and definitely not into desserts, but I will certainly try these suggestions, especially the cake. I will also slowly introduce the avocado to my diet and make every effort to acquire a taste for it.
    Thank you for the words of wisdom.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Good for you, Gail. Glad to hear you’re going to try something new that’s good for your bones!

  13. Skdoolittlegirl

    Wow, I don’t like avocado but I think these recipes are so yummy I’ll never know it’s there!! Thanks, Vivian, for providing everything we need to be bone healthy!

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      You’re very welcome! Avocado has a fairly neutral flavor, and it’s so creamy that it really lends a lot of smoothness to recipes. 🙂

  14. Sara

    Any chance of getting the calorie count for the avocado recipes?

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Hi Sara,
      We don’t encourage calorie-counting at the Save Institute; the emphasis is on a pH-balanced nutritional plan, which also balances calories. If you would still like more detail about the calories in these recipes, you might try searching the internet for a calorie-counting website that allows you to enter ingredients.

      • Sara

        I belong to a TOPS group and wanted to have a taste testing. Since most of the ladies are in the process of losing and watching calories in a safe manner, they would be interested in those numbers.

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