y kids love a sweet treat. I mean, who doesn’t, really? They even go so far as to feel like they deserve a sweet treat when they’ve had a bad experience. Like being sick, or getting hurt……or going to the dentist to get 2 teeth pulled. Yup, that was my daughter today. She lost her 2 baby canine teeth in order to make more room for those grown up teeth.
And she wanted a milkshake.
Luckily for me (and for our “real food rules”), she’s not allowed to use a straw for 24 hours. I promised pudding, but really, I had no idea how I was going to pull that one off. After a quick search, I found a recipe on the Blendtec website that only required a little bit of tweaking to make it lower in sugar and just as delicious.
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/4 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips I used Enjoy Life brand
- 2 tbsp monk fruit extract or maple syrup or honey
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp powdered cocao
Add chocolate, coconut oil, monk fruit, salt, and cocoa powder to small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 20–30 seconds. Stir to combine and allow to sit while blending avocado.
Add avocado to blender and blend on medium for 10 seconds or until soft and fluffy. Add chocolate mixture, and blend on medium until well incorporated.
Pour into 3-4 ramekins, and chill for at least 1 hour.
The pudding is okay to eat warm, right out of the blender. It will get slightly thicker after being refrigerated, but the chocolate flavor does become stronger with time.
I tried this recipe with just 1 tbsp of sweetener, but the avocado flavor came through too much, so I do recommend the 2 tbsp.
Adapted from Bledtec