Chocolate Paleo Avocado Pudding
I’ve been craving a little treat having started my food sensitivity avoidance (see here for more info on that!) and I’ve been feeling a desperate for something tasty!
I also love trying to “healthy up” delicious treats and recipes that may not be the best to start out with. There has been a ton of media and information released in the last few years that have begun to dismiss fears of fats that we’ve had for the past couple decades. Guess what, it’s true… HEALTHY FATS ARE GOOD FOR YOU! Your body needs fats for a ridiculous variety of functions in your body, from cell creation to hormone production. Without good fats in your diet, your body struggles to get all of this done!
That’s why I love this chocolate pudding recipe so much. It’s absolutely delicious and is full of healthy fats from the avocado. Also check out the notes below for additional options for making a protein pudding as well!
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2-4 Tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder (more=increased chocolate flavor!)
- 2 teaspoon of nut butter (I used peanut but you can use what you’d like and avoid peanuts if you’re paleo!)
- 2-4 teaspoons of raw honey
- pinch of salt
- Optional: 5-10 dark chocolate chips (for extra deliciousness)
- Blend all ingredients (except the dark chocolate chips) in a blender or food processor. Simple as that!
- You can also hand mash the avocado but I like a smooth pudding consistency as compared to the odd green chunk here and there.
- Sprinkle with dark chocolate chips if you’d like.
- Refrigerate then enjoy! I cut up fresh fruit and dipped it in the pudding and it was sooooo good!
A few notes:
- AVOCADOS: are on the Clean 15 List! They came in almost DEAD LAST in the 2017 Environmental Working Group Pesticide Residue Data, which is great! This means that of the 51 fruits/veggies tested, they had the least amount of pesticide residue as compared to everything else! On a tight budget, non-organic avocados are okay to purchase as compared to other fruits/veggies and sometimes we get ours from Costco!
- PROTEIN SNACK: You can also add in a tablespoon or so of your favorite chocolate protein powder to boost your energy and the protein intake of your snack