My children are wonderful eaters. They eat all kinds of fruits and veggies (without bribery). But when it comes to avocado and sweet potato and zucchini, that’s where they draw the line! However, every so often we receive a few beautiful organic avocados in our fruit basket from the coop. Most people would be overjoyed to receive such beautiful fruits and they’d probably be gobbled up that day. My kids are the kinds that poke the avocado with a yuck face and let out a loud, “Ewwww! I’m not eating that!” They get it from their father. ;)
One day, three poor avocados were just sitting sadly in our refrigerator, trying their best not to turn (did I mention I don’t really like them either?), when I got a craving for chocolate pudding. We had chocolate in the house, but Reed was having trouble with dairy (as do the rest of my kiddos) and I was trying my hardest to refrain from anything that might give his little tummy some trouble….but today. Today I reeeally wanted something chocolaty. Not just regular plain old chocolate. Something good and creamy and satisfying. I decided to do an internet search for chocolate pudding recipes and I came upon a recipe for pudding made from avocados. Whaaaat? This was happening!! So, I got out my food processor and got to work. It was easy (really easy) and worth it!
The results? It was amazing! Creamy, chocolaty, rich….delicious! And good for you too! This pudding passed the test with my kids too. After dinner they enjoyed some chocolate pudding and wound up with a ring of chocolate around their sweet little mouths…and happy tummies.
- 1 ripe small or medium avocado
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup raw agave nectar or honey
- 1/4 cup nonfat milk, almond milk, or any type of milk you choose…this can be non-dairy ya know! ;)
Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. I used the food processor, but I’m sure a blender or mixer could get the job done. You can indulge right away or chill it in the refrigerator for a bit. This recipe yields two servings.