A creamy, decadent and healthy dessert that will help to satisfy your sweet tooth or hunger while including some healthy fats!
When it comes to pudding, I LOVE topping it off with fresh berries and bananas, whipped cream or making a delicious layered pudding and cake creation. SO when I got tired of buying the store bought pudding cups or pudding mixes, I thought WHY NOT make a more simple treat that is healthier, filling and delicious? IN come the avocados!
WHY AVOCADOS? Avocados provide a creamy and smooth texture when blended - similar to the texture bananas provide when added to smoothies. YES, I have added avocado to smoothies and YOU CAN TOO!
Avocados are a great source of healthy fat (mono and poly-unsaturated fat) and fiber - both of which can slow digestion and help improve satiety (feelings of fullness). Adding avocado to your meals is a great (and simple) way to increase your healthy fat consumption while also enjoying its natural and creamy goodness.
SO why not add it to your smoothies or PUDDING to make a more nutrient dense meal or snack?
For more nutrition information and health benefits of avocados, read more at LOVE ONE TODAY.
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
3 ripe medium-sized avocados, pitted
1/4 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 1/2 cup skim milk or your favorite milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons liquid stevia, depending on your preferred sweetness level
Optional toppings: chopped walnuts, chia seeds, granola, fresh berries, or shredded coconut
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. If mixture is too thick, thin it out by adding water.
Refrigerate for 1 hour and enjoy chilled.
Note: Add your favorite toppings to enjoy this delightful treat!
Nutrition Facts: 177 calories, 15 g fat, 52 mg sodium, 580 mg potassium, 11 g carbohydrate, 8 g dietary fiber, 1 g sugar, 2 g protein