Mike and Brynn LOVE chocolate, heck, everyone I know loves chocolate. I've never been a big chocolate person, so chocolate pudding wasn't something I ever made. But it's so easy to make it's crazy, and you can hide avocado (which is a super-food) in it. WHAT!? Nope, I'm not kidding! It's perfect because Brynn has been picky with fruits and veggies, especially green ones. So I have had to hide them in her foods whenever I can.
This recipe is perfect for picky eaters and chocolate lovers of all ages! It can be adapted so that it is paleo-friendly, vegan or just lower in fat.
What You Need
1 medium avocado, ripe
2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons of honey (low fat or paleo) OR 2 tablespoons of agave nectar (vegan)
6 tablespoons skim milk (low fat) or almond milk (paleo or vegan)
Pistachios, other nuts, hemp hearts, chia seeds or coconut shavings to top the pudding - optional
1. Cut open the avocado and use a spoon to scoop out the pit. Cut it into chunks and put the chunks in the blender or food processor.
2. Add the cocoa, honey or agave nectar, and milk of choice. Blend until it is smooth.
3. If the avocado is larger, you will need a bit more of each ingredient. If it is too thick, drizzle in a bit more milk. Add more cocoa, honey, or agave to taste.
4. Serve immediately OR refrigerate first and serve cold. Top with pistachios, other nuts, hemp hearts, chia seeds, or coconut shavings and enjoy!
~ Misty Blue of the Us & Him Blog