Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Updated: Jan 31, 2018
A healthy and delicious way to serve avocados that the whole family will enjoy. Avocado pudding makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert.
Avocados are a super food in my books! Loaded with important nutrients and very high in good fats, I try to use avocados wherever I can. My kids however, are not always big fans. The fact that they are green and have a "weird texture" turns them off. So, I look for ways to incorporate them into foods that are fun so they are willing to try!
I often make avocado pudding for breakfast, and at first I had to be sneaky. I had to cut open the avocados and mix up the pudding before the kids were up. If they saw I was preparing breakfast from something so green and mushy they would crinkle their faces and turn up their noses. Now that I've been making it for a few years, they know how amazing it is and don't mind seeing the green stuff going in first.
This pudding does not taste like a "healthier" version of something else. It is the richest, creamiest, most decadent pudding I've ever tried. It really is an amazing treat , and you're nourishing your body while your at it. Any recipe that can double as a yummy treat and a health food is a big WINNER in my books!
Why are avocados so amazing?
Just a few reasons:
They contain more potassium than bananas ( potassium is important to prevent hypertension, anxiety and stress.)
They are loaded with GOOD fats: Monounsaturated fatty acids called oleic acids. These can help lower cholesterol, triglyercides, improve heart health, decrease inflammation, and flatten your tummy!
They are LOADED with fibre. This is helpful to aid in weight loss, prevent blood sugar spikes and improve digestion. The soluble fibre in avocado is known as 'prebiotic' fibre and can feed the good bacteria we want living in our gut.
Servings: 2 Prep Time: 5 mins
1 Large Avocado
1 1/2 TBSP Cocoa Powder
3/4 cups almond milk ( can also use coconut milk or cashew milk)
1.5 TBSP of maple syrup. or
6 drops of liquid stevia
Cut avocado open lengthwise and remove the pit
Scoop avocado flesh out of the skin, and place in the blender
Add the rest of the ingredients and blend well
You may need to add more or less milk depending on the size of the avocado.
This recipe doubles or triples well depending on the amount of people you will be serving.
Toppings such as walnuts, strawberries, chia seeds, hemp seeds and coconut are delicious additions.
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