Need a treat to share with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day?
Try this healthy, satisfying creamy chocolate pudding. Yes, pudding that has health benefits!
Good fats are necessary for your health. Do not be afraid! Your body needs good fats to work properly and create healthy cells to keep you feeling great. We are NOT talking about jello pudding or your basic junk chocolate you find in the candy aisle loaded with sugar and chemicals.
Lovely avocados and dark chocolate are great additions to good nutrition. So mix it up, relax and enjoy!
Creamy Gluten-free Chocolate Pudding:
2 ripe avocados
3 T raw cacao powder or your favorite cocoa powder
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
2 T agave nectar or pure maple syrup
1 t vanilla
2/3 cup coconut milk or organic rice milk
You can prepare this completely in the blender or cream the avocados, then whisk all together in a separate bowl. Wash and cut the avocados in half. Scoop the flesh into a blender. Cream avocados- you can add a little of the milk if needed. In a small bowl, place the chocolate chips with 1T water. Microwave for about 20 seconds to melt, give it a good stir to cream the chocolate.
Mix (or add all into your blender) the creamed avocado, melted chocolate chips, cacao powder, vanilla and agave/maple syrup. Completely blend together. Slowly add the milk- a little less and get a thicker pudding, much like a mousse. More milk gives a creamier pudding. Mix until well blended. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour before enjoying!
Top with berries, shredded coconut or cacao nibs.