Yeah for Friday! And yeah for chocolate! I'm gonna forewarn you guys. This one's strange, but really really good. But before I tell you more about it, I have a story to share about this one and my reluctance to share this recipe with you.
I actually made this recipe in August, had a drafted and ready to post for you guys. Then BOOM! A very well known blogger who I adore and follow religiously posted her version of the recipe the day before mine was scheduled to go live. OMG....I seriously died inside. I even commented on her post and told her. She was super sweet. Her response was something like "I'm sure we're not the only ones who've thought of it." So I quickly scheduled a different recipe for the next day. Thank goodness I had another one already drafted. Then I was left to figure out what to do with this one. In the meantime, I scheduled it out to January 2015 until I could figure it out.
After a few weeks, I decided to post mine. The thing is the blogging community seems really big, but it's actually quite small. It's expected we're gonna trip on each others toes every now and then. Being in health and fitness, there's a high probability we're gonna write about similar topics. As I thought about it, I felt conflicted. I wanted to give you guys this awesome recipe that I've been loving as a healthy substitute to store-bought pudding. Then I realized I wanted to post it because we all have our own twist and perspective on things anyway.
So that brings us to today and this lovely heathified chocolate pudding (is healthified even a word?). One of my regrets from the time when I was losing weight, was the amount of low fat, low calorie, processed, low crap I ate. Looking back, I ate way too much processed gunk but I didn't realize it then. If I had to go back and do it over again, I would eat more real, whole foods and make that a priority over the junk I fed my body. One of them would be this creamy Chocolate Avocado Pudding.
One of the great habits I inherited from my weight loss is eating an apple a day. I still eat one to this day. It's hard to believe I'm going on five years and still not sick of them. Probably because I keep it fresh by looking for ways to keep my daily snack interesting like by adding this pudding or my favorite nut butter.
It's also hard to believe that you can take a ripe, avocado and make it into something so sweet, creamy and chocolate-y. Tastes just like the real thing, but even better and so much healthier. Loaded with healthy fats, no dairy or added sugars this thick and creamy goodness would make a great pair for any snack.
Hope you love it and oh yeah, swing by & Gina some love. She's my awesome and my favorite! Happy Week-ending all!
- ½ ripe avocado
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 tbsp chocolate powdered peanut butter (substitute for nut butter)
- ⅓ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Add all ingredients in a food processor
- Combine until smooth like pudding
Have you tried chocolate & avocado together? Have you ever collided with another blogger? What would you do?
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