Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Recipe: Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Yesterday, I posted this to Instagram after my lunch break (caption included):

I received varied comments.

Definitely sounds interesting!  
I want in on this health.  
Blog post coming soon?  
I'm not sure about that...

Whether I was asked to post the recipe out of desire to try it or out of general concern for my sanity, I thought I'd share it!  Mr. TBS intended to make frozen pudding pops last week, but it was so tasty that we dug right in.  Why wait, right?

And with requests to post this easy recipe, I was in luck, because guess what he made last night?  Oh, yes, he did.

Healthy Chocolate Pudding
(aka Chocolate Avocado Pudding)

2 ripe bananas
2 ripe California avocados
1/3 cup honey (local raw, unheated, unfiltered honey is best)
1/4 cup organic non-dairy cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup water

1.) Peel and mash bananas and avocados in a large bowl using a fork or masher.
2.) Add honey, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and water.
3.) Mix well with a hand mixer, blender, or food processor.
4.) Serve immediately, chill first, or fill an ice cube tray and freeze to make mini pudding pops!

We have no patience when it comes to chocolate, so we dove right in!

I have a pretty extreme sweet tooth, so I love that this hits the spot without sending me into a sugar crash 30 minutes later. 

And just in case you missed them, I have to list those too-good-to-be-true recipe facts again:

Egg free
Cholesterol free
Healthy fats
High Fiber
Naturally sweet 
Dairy free 
(Shout out to my lactose intolerant homies! ... TMI? ... *cricket, cricket*)

 You can thank me later, but I'll go ahead and say it now: You're welcome.  :-)  Now go make some!

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Frikken Duckie said...

Say what!? I have NEVER heard of chocolate avocado pudding. Ever. You've got me interested now, missy!

♥ Duckie.

Devon said...

I love it! Im always looking for healthy ways to satisfy sweet cravings! Gracias

Gaby said...

I just learned how to make this last week and it is yummy!

Unknown said...

If i could stand the texture of pudding I would so try this... maybe I could freeze them because I def finished off my really healthy dinner with a candy bar yesterday....#healthfail

Avocado is really a great base because it has such a mild flavor!

thanks for the treat sweet friend!!!

Cookin' Canuck said...

This definitely does sound intriguing. I'll bet the avocado adds a great creaminess to the pudding.

I’d love for you to share this recipe (and any of your other favorite avocado recipes) in the avocado link-up/giveaway that I’m hosting with Kristen of Dine & Dish right now.http://bit.ly/NKF4rk

Jess said...

OKAY. I'm gonna be real...this sounds SO FREAKING WEIRD TO ME.
But I know that I would like it! Avocado as dessert = WHAAAT?

I need to get out of my comfort son and try it, yes?

Okay, done deal.
Love you and say thank you to your master chef husband for me ;)


Nadine said...

This looks so good! I can't wait to try it. Hopefully it will satisfy my persistant sweet tooth. Thanks for sharing!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings said...

Now this is different! I'd totally try it!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Unknown said...

After reading the title I just HAD to click this post. Now I'm not usually an avacodo fan, but throw some chocolate in the mix and I'm sold :)

xo Shane

Darby Hawley said...

Wow this sounds simply scrumptious! Thank you for sharing this recipe; I just pinned it!

Anna {ramblyblog.com} said...

You are so brave!!!

Will have to try soon for sure :)

Jenn said...

I'm am super *duper* jealous. Too bad I am allergic to bananas and avocados. Boo - enjoy some for me!

Artista said...

I dont eat chocolate but this is brilliant! hmm what can i substitute the chocolate with...


Amy said...

YUM! I have to try this!

Patty said...

Ok. This just went straight to the top of my to-make-list-asap. Can't wait to try it! I'll report back soon!

Michelle said...

Thank you!!! I am SO excited to try this. I love how healthy it is!