I heard of this idea a long time ago but never tried it, and it just so happened that I had a few avocados about to go bad. So what better time than today to use my kiddos as guinea pigs for this recipe? If you are like me, sometimes it is a challenge to get enough healthy fats into those kids of ours, so this is a great recipe to use that tastes great, is pretty healthy, and doesn’t take like a health food. Everyone was skeptical, including myself, but it actually turned out to be delicious. I took the original recipe from Forgiving Martha, except I didn’t have any agave or almond milk on hand, so I used plain old sugar and milk in their place. Here it is:
Chocolate AVOCADO Pudding
makes about 1 1/2 cups total
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup raw agave nectar
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Peel and quarter a ripe avocado.
- Put all the ingredients in your beloved Magic Bullet (or a blender/hand mixer) and blend until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
Coincidentally, my sweet mamacita got me the Magic Bullet for Christmas, so I tried it out.
Me: It was delicious, but sweeter than I thought it would be. Next time I think I will try using even less sugar, or using maple syrup instead. The avocado makes it so creamy. I honestly could not tell a difference between this pudding and the conventional instant stuff I’ve had in the past. Yum.
The Mr: He is not a huge pudding fan, so he said, “wow, that’s pretty cool,” but didn’t eat much.
The Wild One: Devoured it and begged for more.
Tornado: Ate it fast and then started to cry when it was all gone.
I’d say it was a hit! Can’t wait to find more recipes like this one that are loaded with healthy stuff in disguise!