So it’s now 2019! My first resolution of the year is to focus on clean eating. Christmas is always a hard time to keep away from high carbs and bad sugars. I’m in the process of resetting my system, and let me just say I am craving sugar! Sugars are an addictive substance, so yes I am currently going through withdraw. It doesn’t help that I am also suffering my monthly woman symptoms. So instead of indulging in ice cream, or something I will regret. I made Chocolate Avocado Pudding.
I know some of you are probably thinking what? Avocado pudding?!!! Others might agree that this recipe is down right delicious! Avocados are very popular and I have seen quite a few people on social media talk about this recipe. So I decided to take a leap of faith and make a batch one day and I am so glad I did. This pudding is silky smooth, similar to regular pudding ( in my opinion it’s better!) and you hardly taste the avocado. NOTE: Be sure to use very ripe avocados or you will get that strange unripened avocado taste in your pudding. Another reason why this recipe is great, it allows you to use the last few avocados you ave hanging around that are on the verge of going bad.
I used an organic unsweetened cocoa powder and maple syrup for this recipe. You can use honey if you prefer. I always start with two tablespoons of both cocoa powder and maple syrup, and taste as a blend. Sometimes if the avocados aren’t very ripe you might want to add more cocoa powder and maple syrup.
You do need another liquid in this recipe to give the pudding its silky texture. I usually use unsweetened vanilla almond milk. If you don’t have this or want to use a different non-dairy liquid, try anything you like. Use the same measurement in the recipe AND you might want to add in some vanilla extract to really boost the chocolate flavour. I highly recommend coconut milk of you really want a creamy pudding.This recipe is very versatile and the exciting part is adding some toppings. My go to is roasted almonds but really the list is endless; pistachios, peanuts, berries, chia seeds. For a big boost of flavour, blend in some natural peanut to enhance the chocolate flavour. My toddler loves this!
And yes I mentioned my toddler eats this, because she does eat this pudding. I should state she is infatuated with this pudding. The best part is that it is healthy with no bad sugars and full of great fats to help with her development. In our household, we don’t consume things with bad sugars, unless its the holidays or special occasions. Only simple sugars such as honey and maple syrup. I could go on about the negative short term and long term effects sugar has on children’s development. But I think I will save that for another post. See below for the recipe!
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
- two ripened avocados
- 2-3 tbsp. of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2-3 tbsp of maple syrup or honey
- 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
- **1/4 tsp vanilla extract if using another non-dairy liquid
- Add all ingredients into a blender or food processor.
- Blend on high for 1 minute. Scrap the sides and blend again on high for another minute.
- Chill and serve. If I want to eat it right away, I will place my avocados in the fridge ahead of time.
Well there you go! A delicious, easy and healthy treat for you and your family!
Thanks for reading,