Because Sometimes You Just Need a Little Chocolate….
In the days prior to me going “dairy-free” one of my favorite things to eat was chocolate pudding. I used to buy the little Jello packs and have me up a little piece of yum 🙂
Luckily I’ve found the key to bringing this yumminess back into my life in a much healthier way. Yay! I must share.
If you haven’t tried avocado pudding yet then get ready for your world to shift! Check out the nutrient breakdown and benefits of the primary ingredients….
Avocado: has properties that keep inflammation under control and they contain oleic acid, which helps your digestive tract absorb fat-soluable nutrients like carotenoids, which boost your immune system. Avocado also contain a fair amount of fiber, vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, B5, B6 and potassium.
Raw Cacao: contains a bunch of antioxidants. It raises the level of serotonin your brain and stimulates the secretion of endorphins. Raw cacao provides essential vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, potassium and manganese.
Raw Honey: is a powerful antioxidant that strengthens your immune system. It contains all the B complex vitamins, amino acids and enzymes that make it an all around energy-building food. In addition raw honey provides vitamins A, C, D, E, K, along with magnesium, iron, calcium, iodine and manganese.
Avocado Pudding Recipe
- 1 avocado
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 1 Tablespoon raw honey
- 1/4 cup of coconut milk (I like the So-Delicious brand, which no longer contains carrageenan)
- Dash of sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
Combine all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
You can also use a blender, but I’ve found this method a little trickier to get it to the right creaminess. If you are privy to having a fancy Vitamix or something similar then this method could work for you 🙂
On the Positive Side?
This simple recipe includes only five ingredients and as we’ve seen they’re packed with healing goodness. Since this recipe is raw you are getting a lot of beneficial digestive enzymes and the healthy fat in the avocado make this choice pretty filling.
I admit…. sometimes I eat it for breakfast 🙂
The avocado gives the pudding a nice creamy texture so it really feels like I’m eating my old school pudding.
A positive to removing a main-stream ingredient like dairy from my diet opened up my horizons and has forced me to experiment with different food combinations. Who knew avocado and chocolate were so amazing together?
If you would have asked me five years ago if I ate avocado pudding I’d probably give you a weird look, LOL.
Don’t knock it till you try it right? Would love to hear from you if you do….