Chocolate Pudding…with a secret ingredient

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
  1. Peel and quarter a ripe avocado.
  2. Put all the ingredients in your beloved Magic Bullet (or a blender/hand mixer) and blend until smooth.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Coincidentally, my sweet mamacita got me the Magic Bullet for Christmas, so I tried it out.

Consensus:

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!

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