I used to eat “sugar-free” pudding thinking it was a healthy treat. It’s low-calorie and sugar free…so what’s wrong with it? Well, if you like to eat a bunch of chemicals that are slowing breaking down your body and food you can’t even pronounce…then nothing! But that doesn’t mean you can’t get your pudding fix.
A friend of mine passed this pudding recipe along to me and I have to admit, at first, I was skeptical. Especially since my plan was to test it on my kids. But then I ate it myself and I fell in love with this pudding. Plus, my kids gobbled it up. Just don’t tell them what is in it…it’s our little secret.
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1/2 cup of organic wild collected honey (I use Trader Joe’s brand)
- 1 cup of almond milk (unsweetened)
- 1/4 cup of organic cocoa powder
- 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
Mash up the avocados (don’t let the kids see this step) and add above ingredients into a processor (I use the Magic Bullet) and blend until desired consistency. There should be no lumps, if so keep blending. I will add only half the almond milk at first, then blend, and then add the second half. This helps make sure the avocados puree smooth. Make sure to use ripe and soft avocados too. Scoop and serve.
The best thing about this pudding recipe is it can be adjusted easily to fit your taste buds. Some like their pudding thick (just use less almond milk), others like their chocolate pudding dark (use more cocoa). Have fun and experiment till you find the version that is right for you…and your kids!