You Would Never Know……
I finally did it! I took the plunge. After five years of debate I decided to put on my big girl pants, be the true foodie that I claim to be and try one of the most popular combinations on the planet. I’ve been researching for years, and until a couple of days ago I couldn’t even wrap my mind around trying this without getting a little queasy. I grabbed four ingredients, “closed my eyes”, and with a deep breath dove in.
Avocado and chocolate! Yes, you heard right. I’m sure you’ve seen a hundred different ways to make chocolate pudding using avocados. With a general idea, and an adventurous spirit, I decided to throw together my own version of this trending dessert. I have to admit; I was completely stunned when I was done. Four simple ingredients turned out to be the thickest, creamiest pudding I have ever eaten. While it was fresh there was a slight taste of avocado that lingered. I’m pretty sure that is why the kids only took a few licks off the spatula. Once it was chilled the taste completely went away and all that was left was the taste of decadent chocolate pudding! Even the second day it was just as good, if not better. It didn’t get watery like regular pudding usually does..
This pudding is absolutely GUILT FREE!!!! At only 118 calories per serving, packed with good fats, and amazing flavor, you can indulge without any guilt at all. (Even if you eat both servings. 😉 )
You are probably still a little skeptical, and I can’t blame you. I have an adventurous food spirit, and it took me five years to try it! But I will guarantee that you will NOT be disappointed. I sprinkled mine with unsweetened shredded coconut for a little texture, and flavor contrast, but this pudding can stand all on its own. I also used 1% acidophilus milk, but you can use almond milk, coconut milk, whole milk, or 2% if you choose. I planned on using vanilla flavoring, but it slipped my mind, I’m sure if you wanted to add a teaspoon it would only enhance the flavor. Also, make sure that the avocado you pick is nice and ripe. Not mushy, but just right. If you are able to remove the end that held the stem easily, and it is a light brown underneath, you have an avocado that is just right. Whether you choose to be adventurous and indulge on your own, or share your new found guiltless treat, sit back, relax, and enjoy!
What is your favorite pudding flavor?
Have you ever been “brave” enough to try this combo?
Guilt Free Chocolate Pudding
By Angie Gouchenour
1 medium avocado – ripe
1-2 Tablespoons Sugar 2.0
2 Tablespoons raw cacao powder
¼ cup cashew milk
Add all ingredients together in a blender, or food processor
Blend until smooth, scraping down as needed
Scrape pudding into a sealable container and chill before serving
118 calories per serving