Monday, May 2, 2011

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

by Lisa Beach, Ph.D.
I recently subscribed to an Avocado of the Month Club through SoCal Avocados, and I love it!  They send me 20 avocados a month, and I've had a great time experimenting with new recipes and ways to ripen the fruits at varying rates. The SoCal Avocados website has great tips about types of avocados and how to store and ripen them.
Avocados are high in  fiber, healthy fats, and vitamins A, C, E, and K (great for skin, hair and nails!).
My current favorite way to eat avocados is in chocolate pudding. I don't worry too much about measuring amounts, but to start with, check out this recipe: 
1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
6-10 dates (they vary in size and sweetness!), soaked for a couple hours in water (and drained/dried)
½ tsp vanilla
4 heaping Tbsp unsweetened unprocessed cocoa/cacao powder or 2 Tbsp. carob powder
½ cup water or coconut milk (or almond milk...or any other milk you prefer)

Avocados in the food processor

Add cacao (cocoa) powder and other ingredients and process until smooth---the texture of this is AMAZING!


kprandi said...

This looks great and it reminds me of an avocado cheesecake recipe I have.

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