My little brother, Kyle, sent me a recipe for chocolate pudding made with an avocado base. As I looked the ingredients over I thought this could go either way- really good or really bad, but totally have to blog about this recipe.
This past weekend Kyle and his girlfriend, Megan, came to visit and claimed they made the pudding and it was awesome but forgot to bring some for us. Well tonight we made it and I loved it! So did my daughter. The boys in the house…not so much. I used less sweetener than the recipe called for and my husband wants me to try it again with “more sugar.” He likes the idea that we are eating entire avocados. Avocados are a nutritional powerhouse. They promote heart health, are naturally anti- inflammatory, help prevent cancer, and stabilize blood sugar. They are high in fiber, vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B5, potassium, vitamin B6.
Here is how to make it yourself.
2 ripe avocados
2 tablespoons coconut oil (we used sunflower oil because of a coconut allergy)
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 almond milk
I started with super ripe avocados. These ones sat on my counter for four days. The best way to open an avacado is to slice it around and open it in half. After you pop out the seed use a spoon to scoop the insides. Get all the way to the skin. The nutrients are concentrated in the dark green outside part.
I put the avocados into the baby bullet (a food processor if you have one) along with the other ingredients. I didn’t bother measuring the ingredients and found it to be a forgiving recipe. When it is mixed you have amazing chocolate pudding. It has a really smooth and creamy texture. I scooped it into sundae dishes and looked great.
My husband calls this pudding “Frank Stallone” pudding. Frank Stallone is the younger brother of Sylvester Stallone. Frank was not quite as good looking, not quite as successful, and not quite as famous as his big brother Sly. Poor Frank was in Sly’s shadow. To my husband, this pudding is in the shadow of “real” chocolate pudding. It looks like pudding, feels like pudding, but the taste is a little different.
If you are into clean healthy eating definitely make some of this pudding.