Saturday, August 13, 2016
This is a recipe that I have had friends asking me to recreate for quite some time. I've hesitated, because I always try to invent my own recipes (I feel like this one has been done over and over by others). But I had some ready-to-use avocados so I gave it a whirl.
I have quite a few clients coming to me seeking advice on how to gain weight. I like to encourage them to continue to eat healthy, but just choose more calorie-dense foods, like those high in healthy fats. This recipe is perfect for that!
The avocados blend to create a very smooth consistency, which enhances the chocolatey flavor. And, as with my Mexican Chocolate Avocado Brownies, you never suspect that a healthy ingredient is actually responsible for all of that creamy goodness.
Avocado Chocolate Pudding
1 1/2 hass avocados, ripe (**see my tip below for assessing the ripeness of avocados)
1/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
2/3 cup dark chocolate chips, melted
1/4 cup honey
6 Tbsp milk (you may use almond milk or coconut milk as a non-dairy substitute)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
**A ripe avocado will give into pressure from your finger at the stem. Avoid "squeezing" avocados- this may damage their flesh.
Place all ingredients into a large food processor. Mix until very smooth (several minutes).
Spoon into four small ramekins or dishes and refrigerate for one hour prior to serving. Top with whipped cream, berries, or chopped nuts.
Nutrition info per ~1/2 cup: 371 calories, 21 g fat, 3 g protein, 50 g carbohydrate
Posted by Lindsay Kay Kordick, MS, RD, LN, EPc at 2:46 PM