Dairy-free Chocolate Avocado Pudding

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I’ve been working on variations of this recipe for over a year and I’m finally ready to share. Blood sugar balance has huge implications for physical and mental health, weight and longevity.  The ingredients in this recipe have been selected with that in mind

Combine the following in the blender or food processor and process until smooth:
2 ripe medium-size avocados 
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 c. almond milk (unsweetened)
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 dropperful (15 to 20 drops) stevia liquid (non-caloric sweetener)
Smigeon* of salt

Add the following and process until creamy. If blending, stop to release air bubbles as needed.

  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon, or 1/2 Tbsp. 5 Spice powder (optional)
  • 4 to 6 Tbsp. cacao** powder (unsweetened)
  • 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseeds

Last but not least, for extra thickening power blend in 1-2 Tbsp. virgin coconut oil (room temperature)

Pour into serving bowl or individual dessert cups and refrigerate for a couple of hours. Enjoy a truly guiltless pleasure! Yields about 6 4-ounce servings.                      

Variations:

Replace 1 avocado with an under-ripe banana. Bananas that are slightly green contain a “resistant starch” that helps w blood sugar balance, they are also binding.

Replace 1 avocado with 1/2 cup fresh berries, or a 3 or 4 fresh figs, or 2 pitted dates.            

*FYI — A smidgeon is 1/32 teaspoon (or 1/2 pinch).  www.accuracyproject.org/pinchdash.html

**Raw and unprocessed cacao beans are superfoods! Antioxidants, nutrients and some health benefits are lost when it’s processed into cocoa. However, unsweetened cocoa powder could be substituted in this recipe.


					

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