I promised you the recipe for this wonderful healthy Chocolate Pudding.
So how do those two words together: chocolate pudding & healthy??
Sounds somehow not right, does it?
I know, I had the same feeling when I first discovered this quite a few years ago and could not believe that it could ge that great with this very unusual ingredient in it: Avocado! Avocado? In a chocolate pudding?
Yes, indeed… but hold your horses, as this was like a revelation.
With the avocado being a little powerhouse full of health fats, vitamins and antioxidants plus fibre, it brought the whole concept of chocolate pudding as a dessert or treat to a different level.
This meant: you could actually have chocolate pudding for breakfast and still have a very good start into the day!
Let me say that again:
You could have chocolate pudding for breakfast!
Now how does that sound?
If you are a chocaholic like me you might like the thought of this. Although, I have to admit, I only had this once or twice for breakfast, there are so many other things to choose from that it did not occur to me.
But why then is it so healthy?
Well, let me just focus on the avocado for today:
It’s actually a fruit, although I don’t think most of us regard it as such. That’s because it is not really sweet and has the least amount of sugars of all fruits.
It contains a rather high amount of vitamins and minerals like Folate, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6 and many more, like Potassium.
Potassium is very important for a healthy blood pressure regulation.
In one of my video posts I talked about the importance to have a healthy circulatory system and how this aspect is especially important for migraine sufferers. So this is a good one for you!
What other goodness is hidden in this creamy gem?
Well, a lot of fat! But almost exclusively healthy fats. Monounsaturated fats, high in Oleic Acid. Those fats are are said to help in reducing inflammation and even help to lose abdominal fat or help in preventing weight gain.
It is also packed with the highest amount of dietary insoluble fibre of any fruit. Dietary fibre helps digestion and ensures everything is moving as it should, so really great for our wellbeing each day!
So, what do you think? Would you like to get more avocados into your diet?
Then maybe you haven’t so far because you only find unripe, hard avocados in the stores or overripe ones?
Here’s a tip: buy a few avocados at a time, at a distance of a few days and then let them ripen in your kitchen. If you want them to ripen quicker, put them into a paper bag and to speed things up even more you can put an apple or a banana in the bag with them.
Once they are ripe you can stop them a little from deterioriating by putting them in the fridge. But don’t forget them there, like I have done before. And kitchen-wise it’s one of the saddest pictures to have to throw an overripe avocado into the bin… Don’t do it! Make Chocolate Pudding instead!
- 2 ripe avocados, pitted and skin removed.
- 4-5 tablespoons (ca. 40 g) raw cacao powder (cocoa powder is okay as well)
- 2 tablespoons (ca. 30 g) almond butter
- ½ cup (ca. 120 ml) water
- 2-4 tablespoons maple sirup plus some stevia (taste test and adjust to your liking)
- 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- a good pinch of Himalaya or sea salt
- Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor and combine until smooth. You can even do this with a fork and mash/mix together. It does not become that smooth, but it would still work.
- Taste test and adjust sweetness to your liking.
- Enjoy straight away! But this tastes best if slightly chilled through, so cover and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
I would be very happy if you feel inspired to try more healthy AND delicious recipes. Just to start out you can find 4 days worth of recipes plus awesome lifestyle tips in my free mini-migraine-detox, which you can get from here.