Antioxidant Rich Winter Desserts for the Soul with Rebecca Gawthorne


Antioxidant Rich Winter Desserts for the Soul with Rebecca Gawthorne

Winter is the perfect time to discover healthy, nutritious and delicious desserts. As part of Comvita’s Timeless Wellness program, Dietitian and Nutritionist, Rebecca Gawthorne, shares her tips on how to create scrumptious and healthy desserts perfect for the cooler weather.

Inspired by a wonderful quote by Greek philosopher, Democritus, who says, “Happiness comes from the soul”, Rebecca explores how to create healthy and soulful food that will bring you happiness this winter!

Featuring the healthy fats and Vitamin C from Avocado, Potassium from Banana and the antioxidant Polyphenol from Comvita’s Olive Leaf Extract, the Avocado, Chocolate and Olive Leaf Extract Pudding is a perfect way to nourish your soul.

Rebecca gives us the inside scoop on this healthy twist on her favourite winter recipe. Follow the recipe below and bring happiness to your soul this winter!

How to make Avocado, Chocolate and Olive Leaf Extract Pudding


2 serves

  • 1 ripe Banana
  • 1 ripe Avocado
  • 1 cup/250ml Milk of choice – Soymilk
  • 1 heaped tbsp Nut Butter of choice, such as Peanut butter
  • 3 heaped tbsp Cacao powder 40 grams Dark Chocolate 2 tsp Vanilla Bean Extract
  • 1 tsp/5ml Comvita Olive Leaf Extract
  • Toppings: Sprinkle of dark grated chocolate 20 grams crushed pistachios


  • Add all ingredients into a high speed blender and blitz until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour into bowls and top with crushed pistachio nuts for texture on top.
  • Sprinkle with grated dark chocolate and bring happiness to your soul!

Rebecca uses 5ml of Olive Leaf Extract in her recipe. The required dose for antioxidant benefits is 15ml. Always read the label, follow the directions for use and if you have any symptoms, and they persist, consult your health professional.


Championing self-care, the Timeless Wellness program by Comvita is designed to help all Australians on their health and wellbeing journey this winter.


1. Follow Comvita on Instagram to catch the upcoming IGTV sessions and for your chance to win a Comvita Timeless Wellness Prize Pack

2. Go to Comvita’s Timeless Wellness program, for details on all the upcoming sessions.