Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Got Any Extra Ripe Avocados Kicking Around??








For those who aren't used to the succulent taste and texture of an avocado, then this recipe might take a few minutes to wrap your mind around!

How do you take a green/vegetable-y food like avocado and make it taste like something you would arm wrestle your husband over? Well, you make it into a chocolate pudding :)

Today's recipe is "Chocolate Creamy Avocado Pudding"

There are a few variations of this but this is my fav basic one:

-take a ripe avocado (or two or three, just adjust measurements accordingly)
-mash it up until it is smooth (can use food processor if preferred)
-on stove top take some extra virgin coconut oil (about 1/4 cup) and melt it, mix it with some pure cocoa powder until a dark brown liquid
-mix with avocado
-then simply add raw honey until sweetened to your satisfaction!

Some Variations You Could Add:

-add smooth 100% peanut butter (tablespoon or 2)
-add shredded unsweetened coconut
-add chia seeds (tablespoon or 2)
-add organic raisins
-add organic chocolate chips
-add a very ripe mashed banana

You can even take this pudding and make it into a pie filling! I've used in with nut crusts or even graham cracker crusts.

Super yummy!

I assure you this...it won't LAST LONG :)

**Note: I want to thank my friend Christina Meyer for introducing me to adding the coconut oil to this recipe. It's taken it to a whole new level of tastiness! Thanks Christina!!


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17 comments:

  1. We're so glad to have you join us at NOBH. Happy blog hopping!

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    1. Thanks again!! One of the best blog hops I've found :)

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  2. I saw this over at Modest Mom link up and I laughed because I am right now eating avocado chocolate pudding! However, the way I made it was different than yours. Mine was a ripe avocado 2/3 cups carob powder and 2/3 cups agave nectar. Regardless, it's delicious any way you make it and healthy too!!

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    1. I've heard of using Carob powder! I should try that sometime.
      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. I'm dying to see if the kids like it...and I'm half hoping they don't (more for me).

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    1. Laugh!! Well, hope they do, but ENJOY it if they don't :)

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  4. I have never tried to make my own pudding. Now I have no excuse! Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I hope you will be able to join us again next week. :-) Many blessings, Lisa

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    1. Thank you for hosting! Yes, looking forward to sharing more recipes in the future :)

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    1. Hope you do get a chance! It's amazing :)
      & thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I tried to join via twitter but kept getting the "Can't be found" message. Any hints on how to join? Thanks!
    Lee in Florida

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    1. I'm sorry, I'm not sure. Sometimes I have trouble on other blogs with clicking on links as well. Which link specifically are you trying to use from twitter?

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  7. Oh yum. I think this would taste great. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. It does!! Hopefully you get an opportunity to try it out :)

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  8. My youngest loved this as a snack. In fact, every now and then when I remember to make it, he still likes it.

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