I found this recipe on The Blender Girl's site, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Easy and delicious and healthy. Who needs more than that?
Don't shy away from this because of the avocados; the cocoa, maple, and cinnamon are the main flavours. And for those of you who worry about the fat content in avocados - don't. Avocados are full of healthy fats that can actually help lower "bad" cholesterol and may reduce your risk for stroke, heart disease and diabetes. They are also full of fiber, have high amounts of potassium and vitamins B5, B6, B9, C, E, and K.
So, if you're feeling indulgent why not try out this healthy dessert?
Ingredients: this is a perfect amount for 2 servings
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
- 2 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup of water (the recipe called for rice milk/almond milk/coconut milk but we were all out and the pudding turned out fine!)
- Pinch of sea salt
1. Put the avocado, cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt into your blender and puree on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy. Add in a bit of water at a time so you can find the right consistency.
2. Transfer the pudding to glasses or jars and chill in the fridge for a couple of hours (the recipe says at least 3 but we couldn't wait that long and devoured them after about 1 hour).
*Use avocados that are ripe without any brown spots, and eat the same day... any longer and the avocado will change the flavours.