Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Healthy Snacks: Avocado Chocolate Pudding

I'm back again today with my Healthy Snack series!
I don't know about you guys, but chocolate pudding is definitely one of my weaknesses! Ever since I was little I have loved those little pudding cups that my mom would put in my lunch, but being gluten free these past couple of years, I've had to avoid pudding! There isn't any wheat on the ingredients list of most puddings, but some people who are allergic to gluten - like myself - have said that it sometimes causes a reaction when they eat it. So, in order to avoid all of that, I just haven't really eaten pudding!
However, since starting this healthy snacks series, I actually found a chocolate pudding recipe that uses avocados as the base! I was kind of skeptical at first because I really don't like avocados, but the end result was super yummy!

 All of the ingredients you will need, minus the milk because I forgot to put it in this picture...

Recipe
2 ripe avocados
1/3 cup cocoa powder (I ended up putting in about a tablespoon extra at the end)
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup milk (almond or soy works too!)
1  1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

The whole process is super easy - just peal the avocados and cut them into chunks, put them in the blender, add everything else, and blend! As you can see, I used my magic bullet for this, and everything barely fit! I don't really have the luxury of having a full sized blender at college, though, so I use my magic bullet a lot! 

 Funny story - I could not get the cup open after I blended it! I needed to simply open it real quick in order to stir the last bits of avocado around, but the lid would not budge. I had to go and get one of the guys on my floor to open it for me! Apparently magic bullets double as vacuums now.

The end result! When I first tried the pudding, it had a very different flavor, but I got used to it after the third or fourth bite! I absolutely hate avocados, so I was extremely weary of trying this, but oh my gosh it is super yummy! It doesn't taste exactly like classic chocolate pudding, but it is still just as great. I was super satisfied with the results, and I could have a quick little dessert each night this week without feeling guilty!

Well that is it for this recipe - you guys should really try this one out if you love chocolate! Also, I'm going to try and do a more "savory" snack for the next one since the first two in the series have been sweet.

What are your guilty pleasures when it comes to dessert?

Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you have a great day! :)

12 comments:

  1. Found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it! You have interesting posts and everything is beautiful! Amazing!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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  2. Oh yum! I have all of these ingredients in my kitchen at the moment, I just might whip this up before going to work! Thanks for the recipe :)

    Renee
    www.losetheroad.blogspot.ca

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    1. Yeah no problem! You should definitely try it out! :)

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  3. I absolutely love avocados so this is the perfect recipe for me. I will definitely be giving this a go. <3

    Ellen,
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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    1. Yay! I'm not the biggest avocado fan and even I liked it, so I'm sure you'll love it! :)

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  4. Ohh that's amaziing <3 Thanks for sharing. I loove avocado :)

    https://aspoonfulofnature.wordpress.com/

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  5. Oh my goodness! THIS LOOKS AMAZING! But does it taste of avocado-I am not a big fan of avocado you see!


    I posted a healthy granola recipe which I would love you to check out!
    http://snapgracklepop.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/healthy-granola-recipe-there-is-nothing.html

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    1. It honestly doesn't! I actually really really don't like avocado, but I love it haha! And I definitely will!

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  6. This looks so interesting! I do love avocado but I just cannot imagine what this would taste like. I obviously need to try it! xx

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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