QUICK AND EASY CHOCOLATE PUDDING
When it comes to sweet treats, anything chocolate works for me. However, I always try for my sweet treats to be healthy and nutritious.
Avocado chocolate pudding is certainly a nutritious dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth and will have you feeling great after you eat it! It is rich, creamy, and packed with healthy fats. Plus, it will take you less than 10 minutes to make.
Avocado chocolate pudding is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and sooo good.
Note: For this recipe, you will need a perfectly ripe avocado.
AVOCADOS – THE WORLD’S MOST PERFECT FOOD
Avocados are considered one of nature’s most perfect foods. And for a good reason – they are loaded with various nutrients and healthy fats.
- They are a good source of Vitamin K, a vitamin the body needs to stay healthy. Half of an avocado provides approximately 25 percent of the daily recommended intake.
- Avocados are a good source of dietary fiber. Dietary fiber is an essential part of a healthy diet. It helps reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity and it’s crucial for keeping the gut healthy.
- Avocado is a low-glycemic food – the glycemic index for avocado is estimated to be 15.
- The high-fat content will make some people think twice before adding avocados to their balanced diet. The good news is, avocados contain mostly monounsaturated fats, also known as the “heart-healthy” type of fats. Monounsaturated fats are an important part of a healthy diet – they can help reduce the risk of heart disease and decrease inflammation.
AVOCADO NUTRITIONAL PROFILE
100 g avocado contains:
Fat: 15 g
Saturated fat: 2.1 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.8 g
Monounsaturated fat: 10 g
Carbs: 9 g
Dietary fiber: 7 g
Sugar: 0.7 g
Avocados are best eaten when they are perfectly ripe. To achieve this, store avocados at room temperature and keep in mind it can take 4 to 5 days for avocados to ripen. When ripe, avocados should feel slightly soft when you apply some pressure.
If you want to speed up the ripening process, put them in a paper bag along with an apple or banana. Once avocados are ripe, it’s best to store them in the fridge to prevent them from going overripe.
HOW TO MAKE AVOCADO CHOCOLATE PUDDING
Combine avocado, cacao powder, maple syrup, and 2-3 tablespoons of rice milk in a blender and blend until completely smooth and creamy.
Serve in jars and garnish with mint leaves.
Note: The pudding is ready to eat right away or you can chill it in the fridge for 15 minutes.
TIPS AND SUBSTITUTES
Avocado: To achieve a creamy consistency, avocado should be perfectly ripe.
Maple: You can substitute it with agave or date syrup.
Rice milk: You can use other plant-based milk like almond, soy, or oat.
AVOCADO CHOCOLATE PUDDING IS:
- Super easy to make
- Ready in less than 10 minutes
- Packed with healthy fats
- Healthy and nutritious
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Avocado Chocolate Pudding
- 1 medium-sized ripe avocado approx. 170 g peeled, pitted, and cubed
- 2 tablespoons cacao powder approx. 20 g
- 5 tablespoons maple or date syrup
- 3-4 tablespoons rice milk at room temperature
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth and creamy.
- Serve in jars and garnish with mint leaves.
* The nutritional information provided is calculated automatically and should be used as an estimate.