Chocolate avocado pudding [Vegan, Raw]
If you love chocolate pudding, you're going to adore this recipe for a delicious but healthier version of your favorite dessert. Creamy, rich, and bursting with sweet chocolate flavor, this pudding takes only a few minutes with a blender to put together.
The avocados -- full of vitamins and healthy fat -- give it the smooth, thick consistency while honey and dates sweeten it. The mild flavor of the avocado allows the chocolate flavor to stand out front and center. Topped off with favorites like sliced bananas and chopped walnuts, or perhaps fresh strawberries and mint leaves, and you have a guilt-free dessert!
Adjust the amount of almond milk (or whatever vegan milk substitute you choose to use) to adjust thickness. Remember that it will thicken up in the fridge so don't be too worried about adding more milk than you might think it needs.
In fact, by using less almond milk, you can make this into a fantastic thick, structured frosting for vegan cupcakes.
Inspired by This Rawsome Life.
2 ripe avocados
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, or coconut oil, or avocado oil
1/3 cup agave or maple syrup (or honey for a non-vegan version)
3 dates soaked in warm water for 15 minutes and chopped
1/2 cup cacao powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 to 1 cup non-dairy milk, such as almond milk
Chopped fresh strawberries
Fresh mint leaves
1. Add ingredients to a blender or food processor in this order: oil, dates, honey, vanilla, half your non-dairy milk, avocados, cocoa powder.
2. Blend until smooth, about 2-3 minutes. Add additional non-dairy milk until the pudding is the consistency you want. A little on the thin side is best since it will thicken after chilling in the refrigerator.
3. Spoon into ramekins or bowls, cover and chill.
4. Top with your favorite fruits, nuts, or other yumminess, and enjoy!