Who doesn’t love a decadent, creamy chocolate pudding? I wouldn’t reserve this recipe just for special occasions like Valentine’s Day. It’s loaded with healthy fat, fibre, and nutrients that will keep you full and satisfied for breakfast, lunch, or dessert. Whether you are on a weight loss journey, maintaining your weight, fuelling your love for chocolate, or wanting to eat delicious recipes without the refined sugar, you’ll want to bookmark this one.
It contains just a few ingredients, and you can customize it with toppings like berries, toasted coconut, nuts, seeds, or chocolate chips. Here is what you need:
2 very ripe avocados (I always buy a few extra in case one isn’t ripe enough)
4 Tbsp pure maple syrup or a splash of vanilla (omit if in Phase 2 of Metabolic Balance)
4 Tbsp raw cacao powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/3 cup unsweetened milk of choice
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper for a kick (optional)
Optional toppings: walnuts, berries, toasted coconut flakes, cacao nibs, almond slivers
Food processor or blender
Scoop out the flesh of two ripe avocados and add to your food processor or blender. Add maple syrup or vanilla, cacao powder, milk of choice (Soy, coconut, rice or dairy), sea salt, and cayenne pepper if you like it spicy. Purée for about a minute until creamy. Add a splash more of milk if you need to make it more thin to blend better.
Scoop into 4 small bowls or martini glasses.
Top with berries and nuts, or shredded coconut flakes and chill in the fridge before serving.
Recipe makes 4 servings