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Chocolate Almond Butter Avocado Pudding

Move over guacamole, here comes pudding. Once again, avocado rocks my world.  I was beyond ecstatic to come across this recipe on Minimalist Baker’s blog. I tweaked it to my liking and now I’m stuck with a really luscious, chocolatey, creamy dessert. This is what you need to do from now on when you have those last couple of avocados sitting on your counter that you haven’t used, but feel guilty not eating because they were $1.50 each. Pudding, people, is the answer. Give this easy recipe a crack and let the addiction ensue.

Chocolate Almond Butter Avocado Pudding

Chocolate Almond Butter Avocado Pudding

Chocolate Almond Butter Avocado Pudding

Chocolate Almond Butter Avocado Pudding
 
www.deserthealthy.com:
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe avocados; scoop flesh out
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • ½ C. + 1 TBSP of raw cacao powder (I used this brand)
  • ½ C. of creamy or crunchy almond butter (can use peanut butter too)
  • ½ C. of maple syrup (can also use honey)
  • ¼ C. of almond milk (or any nut milk)
  • 1 TBSP. of chia seeds (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender until creamy & smooth.
  2. If you want a more intense chocolate or for it to be sweeter, add more cacao and syrup. Taste test and tweak it until it tastes delicious to you.
  3. Divide into 4 glasses or ramekins. Chill in the fridge for a few hours and serve.
  4. Top with fresh fruit, drizzle of melted almond butter, or this coconut cream recipe.

 

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Friday Five 6.5.15

goat cheese and jam

Enjoying a little goat cheese & apricot jam fresh from the Farmyard. Still obsessing over my CSA subscription.

 

fur brothers

I received this adorable pic from the parentals. I’m excited to see these sweet psycho’s next month when we head back to the Midwest for a long weekend. Fur brothers are the best!

 

cacao energy ballsI made these awesome energy balls, a recipe I adapted from Eat.Real.Food.NYC. These little bad boys are packed full of dates, nuts, almond butter and raw cacao. Protein, antioxidants and fiber…yes please. This is super easy too….you just combine everything in a food processor, mix and roll. This recipe makes about 12 balls.

 

super spicesI love experimenting with different herbs and spices. I stumbled across this diagram on Instagram and it prompted me to reevaluate the spices that I am using on a day-to-day basis. I eat all 6 shown minus nutmeg, but definitely not an adequate amount. Cumin and tumeric specifically are spices I want to incorporate into my diet more because of the strong anti-inflammatory properties they contain.

 

The School of Greatness - Lewis HowesIf you’re not into podcasts yet, get on it. I just discovered The School of Greatness podcast this week and I instantly felt connected to the theme and message of the show. The episode I listened to was so inspiring. Lewis interviewed ‘Fully Raw Kristina‘, a gal I’ve followed on Instagram for the last year or so. She was so energetic, insightful and spiritual that her voice radiated through my earbuds. Her story is incredible and totally worth the 54 minutes to listen to.

 

I have these recipes saved for the near future…
Summer Squash Hummus
One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies
9 DIY Ramen Recipes

 

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