This is a delicious healthy way to indulge a little! The benefits from the avocado and chia seed are plentiful and good for your body! So go ahead and enjoy!
2 ripe avocados peeled and chopped
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3 TBSP Chia Seeds
1/4 cup honey or agave (I use our homemade maple syrup too)
2/3 cup almond milk, coconut milk, or regular milk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Place all in a blender and blend until somewhat smooth. (you may have to scrape the sides of the blender here and there).
**this will not be as smooth as a regular pudding with the Chia Seeds. If you want a smooth pudding omit the seeds and reduce the milk to 1/2 cup
A fellow blogger posted this on her blog this morning and being a pudding lover, I mean someone who REALLY loves pudding, I had to try this. Below are the pictures making it and the link to her blog and recipe. YOU MUST TRY THIS!! This was so simple and delicious. I am already envisioning my next chocolate cream pie with it and making it in snack size bowls for the kids lunches. I love that I know exactly what’s in it. I followed her directions and doubled it like she does. It came out perfect!! Can’t wait to try the vanilla next!!
dry ingredients while milk is warming in dutch oven
dry ingredients with warm milk so eggs temper
mixing all into the warm milk in dutch oven on stovetop
keeping on medium heat and bringing to a light simmer to thicken
made 2 nice size bowls
one big bowl chilling
I admit it, I am not an avocado fan. Sorry, I don’t like the texture of them and I have tried them every way you can try them. I know they have many health benefits so a few years ago I saw a recipe for Avocado Chocolate Pudding. Any type of pudding is my downfall. I LOVE the stuff!!! So I decided I would give this a try. YUM is all I can say. I make this every other week it seems if not more. The kids love it with a little whipped cream. I put it in their lunches for a great dessert at lunch time.
Keep blending if using a hand mixer for smooth pudding. The blender or food processor is much better if you want it as smooth as regular pudding.
Avocado Chocolate Pudding
2 ripe medium avocados, peeled and chopped
1/3 cup cocoa powder (I use Hershey’s)
1/4 cup honey (I cut it back a bit as it’s sweet)
1/2 cup milk (regular, almond, or coconut)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Blend all ingredients using a blender or food processor. You can use a hand held mixer but it won’t be as creamy as the blender. Chill for an hour and serve
I used the hand mixer and then transferred to the blender. Also my kids will eat it right after I make it without waiting for it to chill!!
This is delicious, filling and creamy!! Don’t be afraid of the avocado, you can’t even taste it!!! Give it a try