In most modern diets avocados are a “no-no” but these fruits are packed with health giving qualities, they are full of fat but more importantly monounsaturated fat that can easily be used for energy. My philosophy has always been whole foods as nature intended so don’t let anyone convince you otherwise. They are also one of the safest fruits to buy non organically as most experts believe that pesticides cannot penetrate their tough skins.
This is one my favourite desserts, pair it with some raspberries or blueberries it’s amazing, it takes minutes to make and has only 4 ingredients.
Quite a few people I have spoken to don’t like avocados, personally I don’t know why, they’re my favourite item in any salad but the texture is probably an acquired taste and certainly children can sometimes be put off. This chocolate recipe is a perfect way to ensure your children receive all the benefits of an avocado.
I probably make this pudding about once a week for my daughter and I, I’ve even been known to sneak in a few extra ingredients when she was being a fussy eater, like spinach or alfalfa seeds, she’s never known the difference! Dark chocolate will disguise the taste of just about anything and luckily she shares my addiction.
Quick tip – You must use a ripe avocado for this recipe, this will ensure you have a lovely creamy texture, if it’s slightly under-ripe it ends up being grainy.
Reasons why you need to eat more avocados..
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled and deseeded
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa or cacao
- 1 can of coconut cream or the top of the coconut milk
- Put all ingredients into a blender and mix
- Serve with a few of your favourite fruit or just on its own.