Wanna guess what’s in here? Go ahead, guess.
Okay okay, I’ll give you a hint… It’s GREEN and to put in on your salads.
DING DING!! I made chocolate pudding with AVOCADOS!!
You think I’m totally gross now, don’t you?
Well, this is just what happens when a food blogger has a ton of ripe avocados and decides to make a chocolate dessert for Valentines Day Crazy things, like Chocolate Avocado Pudding happen.
You guys, with the dates and the sprinkle of sea salt, you’d NEVER KNOW there was avocado in it.
aaaaaand there’s no cooking involved.
So, we friends again?
Before you go deleting me off your RSS feed, check out some of the health benefits, you might be surprised.
- Promotes heart health
- Prevents inflammation
- Increases the absorption of nutrients when eaten with avocados
- Regulates blood sugar levels
- Fights cancer
I could go on, but you the point. Avocados are super healthy for you so why not add them to your dessert?
For this, the avocados make for a creaminess base and then the chocolate and dates [or honey] add the sweetness. It totally rocked my world.
Want more chocolate?
I’ve teamed up with oh so lovely Amie from The Healthy Apple to share some chocolatey desserts, without the gluten just in time for Valentines day! Now, go check out The Healthy Apple and see what she made for ya!
optional – top with orange zest
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
- 2 medium avocados
- 5 tablespoons of cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons honey OR 6 dates, pitted
- 2-3 tablespoons coconut milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- sea salt
In a food processor or heavy duty blender – puree avocados, cocoa powder, honey OR dates, coconut milk, vanilla extract and orange zest until smooth.
Before serving, sprinkle with sea salt.
*gluten-free *dairy-free *vegan
[adapted by Martha Stewart]
Ramekin can be found/purchased at Icing on the Cake
February 2 2012