Friday, April 26, 2013

RECIPE BOOK: Chocolate Avocado Pudding

I know, it doesn't sound right.  Avocados in pudding?!  Really?  Then again, I always thought Pistachio pudding was the worst butchering of a perfect dessert.  So if I love guacamole and pudding, what's the worst that could happen.  Turns out, it's extremely simple pretty darn good!

Chocolate Avocado Pudding


INGREDIENTS


2 Ripe avocados
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp raw honey
1/3 cup milk
1 tbsp vanilla extract
Salt, to taste
Coconut (garnish)
Nuts, chopped (garnish)

INSTRUCTIONS

Cut open the avocados and discard pit and peel.  Cut up avocado and place in blender with all other ingredients.  Blend until it’s reached your ideal consistency.  Taste test and adjust as needed.  Garnish as desired.

Seriously!  That's it.  I added the coconut after having made the pudding simply because I saw it while putting things away and thought "Hey, I wonder."  It was delicious!  And if I had any walnuts or peanuts around, I'm sure they would be great as well.  Feel free to garnish away - whipped cream, sprinkles, a dusting of cocoa powder, etc. 

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Questions
1.  Do you have a favorite healthy dessert?  Or do you have a favorite dessert you'd like to see converted to be healthier but taste just as good?
Let me know!  I love to experiment!

2.  What is one thing you thought would NEVER be part of a dessert?
I've used avocados for lots of things, but never as a dessert item.  Beans also have surprised me.


Dream.  Believe.  Achieve. 

3 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Not gonna lie, I am hestitate to try this, such a weird combonation

Easy heathly dessert I make, take an apple or pear, cut into slices, microwave for 45 seconds, lightly drizzle honey or agave on top, sprinkle on granola and cinnamon. My verison of a healthly apple pie.

Alyssa Duhe said...

I am definitely going to try this. I like everything in that recipe so it can't fail in my mind. Thanks for sharing

Art @ Fit at Fifty said...

We have a vitamix blender and we make healthy smoothies with frozen fruit.