avocado-chocolate pudding

June 10, 2011




In the spirit of full disclosure, I would call myself an avacadoholic.  My day seems almost empty without one.  While they’re typically a savory treat on my plate, I’m never one to shy away from a twist on the usual, especially when that so-called twist involves chocolate.  Count me in.

I introduce to you, the avocado-chocolate pudding
 or chovocado pudding.  
Let's stick with the latter for cuteness.  



This dessert may sound weird to some, but don't knock till you try it.  There's no hint of avocado flavor, only it's densely creamy consistency.  Whipped together with a sweetener like agave and the rich chocolaty flavor from the cocoa powder, this pudding tastes like any chocolate pudding you've ever had...but probably better. 



Let's all forget about putting on our sweatpants with an elastic waistband this weekend and take a dip into a healthy chocolate pudding for a change.
 
Chovocado Pudding
vegan, gluten-free
1 ripe avocado
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup raw agave nectar
1/4 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Peel and quarter a ripe avocado. 
  2. Put all the ingredients in your beloved Magic Bullet (or a blender/hand mixer) and blend until smooth. 
  3. Serve and enjoy!
*This recipe is perfect for two servings.  Or perfect for one person with their feet propped up on the couch watching Nip Tuck re-runs.