Note from Girl Meets Nourishment: Hey everybody, Katie here – I am taking a quick vacation for the next two weeks, but I have some excellent guest posts lined up for you! Last but not least, this post comes from Rachel of This Original Organic Life – she has amazing pictures and recipes on such a fun and informative site. Thank you, Rachel!
Pudding Memory Lane
Here are some of the nostalgic images that come to mind when I think of pudding:
And this . . .
This pudding of my youth may stir up some fond memories, but it doesn’t stir up the same goodness in my stomach. In fact, since I became a healthier eater in my adulthood, I’ve avoided pudding altogether. As a chocolate-lover, there came a point where this pudding-avoidance became unacceptable.
Thankfully, my sister-in-law entered in at this very point, reigniting my passion for pudding recently by sharing her experience with avocado pudding. That’s right, avocado and pudding. I also happen to be deeply passionate about avocados, so as soon as I heard that they could be used to make chocolate pudding, I was pretty convinced.
This recipe is one that I’ve adapted from the many who’ve gone before me. What makes it unique is that it uses no artificial sweeteners, dairy products, or hard-to-pronounce ingredients.
Here’s the recipe for you to enjoy:
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
1.) 2 medium-sized avocados, ripe
2.) 1 tsp cinnamon (optional) (like this)
3.) 1/4 cup cacao powder, raw (like this)
4.) 3/4 cup honey, raw & local (like this)
5.) 2-3 tablespoons coconut oil (where to buy coconut oil)
6.) Dash of sea salt (like this)
7.) 1 tablespoon vanilla (like this)
*I use the most local, organic ingredients I can get my hands on
*Makes about 4-6 servings. Though I knew a gal who ate the entire batch in one quick sitting, so who am I to tell you how much to eat?
This is so simple, the photos are mostly to display the beauty of a ripe avocado, but they also aid in your own journey through making pudding.
It goes like this:
Combine all ingredients into food processor and blend until well-combined. I suggest giving it a taste test to determine if your own taste buds would prefer it with more honey, for example, to cut the strength of the cacao, or more cinnamon to give it an added kick.
Whatever your flavor, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the tastiness of this healthy pudding.
People will be in awe and so impressed with your creation; you don’t have to tell them it only took you about 7 minutes to make . . . you could even try not saying anything about it being “healthy” or containing avocados and see if they notice. 😉
Did you try this recipe? What are some other ways you can add your own flavor to the avocado pudding?
Share in the comments section, or come visit me at This Original Organic Life with any ideas or questions you may have!
Thanks so much for reading!
Rachel is a homesteader, hand-maker, and healthy-liver behind This Original Organic Life, born inNashville, Tennessee and currently living in St. Paul, Minnesota with her husband
Jon. She has always loved writing and taking photos, so her blog is a great way for her to direct this passion into something that marries many of her passions! Stop by This Original Organic Life to learn more!