Chocolate Avocado pudding......

(UPDATE:  I just made this tonight - and WOW! is it ever good!  Rich and decadent tasting, but it's not - it's good for you.  This tastes like a really thick, luscious chocolate pudding.)

What if I told you that I am about to share with you a sweet chocolate pudding that is raw, rich, wholesome, creamy, dairy-free, egg-free, wheat/gluten-free and made with avocados...

Yep, avocados!

Chocolate Avocado Pudding Recipe

makes about  3 servings
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4-1/3 cup honey - or sweetener (I used 1/2 cup +2 Tbsp. Splenda)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 avocados, mashed
  • 1/4 cup, plus 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup liquid (either water or milk or coconut milk)

Process banana, sweetener, vanilla in a food processor (or blender) till smooth. Add the avocados, cocoa powder and process till creamy. Scrape down the sides a few times with a rubber spatula. Add the liquid and process briefly. Store in a sealed container. It will keep for three days in the fridge or two weeks in the freezer. Serve chilled or at room temp. (tastes best chilled!).

TO DOUBLE IT: Increase the amounts to 1 1/2 bananas, 1/2-3/4 cup raw honey, 1 tsp. vanilla, 4 avocados, 3/4 cup cocoa powder and 1/2 cup water.

Now, one thing to remember:  Since you are using avocados and a banana, the fat/carb/calorie  count will be high.  But this is real food, folks.  And no, you wouldn't want to serve it every night.  But when you want something that is not filled with trans fats and empty calories, this is a good food.  And you also get good nutrients, unlike conventional pudding.  Here is the breakdown, using milk and Splenda:

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 266.8
  Total Fat 19.2 g
      Saturated Fat 3.3 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 2.2 g
      Monounsaturated Fat 11.7 g
  Cholesterol 1.0 mg
  Sodium 20.5 mg
  Potassium 886.7 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 35.3 g
      Dietary Fiber 11.2 g
      Sugars 17.6 g
  Protein 4.7 g

  Vitamin A 4.8 %
  Vitamin B-12 1.5 %
  Vitamin B-6 28.8 %
  Vitamin C 22.9 %
  Vitamin D 2.6 %
  Vitamin E 8.4 %
  Calcium 5.1 %
  Copper 25.7 %
  Folate 28.3 %
  Iron 10.2 %
  Magnesium 20.9 %
  Manganese 25.9 %
  Niacin 13.1 %
  Pantothenic Acid     18.8 %
  Phosphorus     14.2 %
  Riboflavin 15.5 %
  Selenium 3.7 %
  Thiamin 7.6 %
  Zinc 9.5 %

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