I am an avid follower of the 80/20 rule. We have all experienced the complete BINGE-FEST that follows a period of too strict or restrictive eating. What makes me cringe though, is when I hear people using the "everything in moderation" moto as an excuse to eat anything they want - whenever they want. We've all said it, to justify that DQ blizzard or that crave cupcake left in the office lunch room. But when you eat "everything in moderation" everyday - or several times a day.... that ain't moderation my friend, and you ain't fooling no one.
I LOVE sweets! So much so that I feel COMPLETELY unsatisfied unless every meal is followed by some sort of dessert like substance. We don't need to deprive ourselves but we also don't need to shovel garbage into our bodies to feel satisfied.
Enter Avocado Chocolate Pudding! I know some of you just cringed. But trust me on this one! Avocado by itself is pretty lame/boring/even kinda gross to most people, but mash it up with some tomato and red onion and all of the sudden it is ridiculously delicious guacamole.... mmmmm guacamole.... I smell a future blog post. Avocado has a way about it that allows it to go incognito in a recipe and enhance other flavours with its cream texture. I dare you to try this Chocolate Pudding and tell me otherwise!
CREAMY CHOCOLATE PUDDING - WITH AVOCADO
Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: ZEEEEERO Total Time: 5 min
Serves 4 (or one if you've had a hard day)
2 Large ripe avocados
6 tbsp unsweetened raw cocoa powder
5 tbsp pure maple syrup
1/4 cup almond milk
1 tsp vanilla
Pinch of Sea Salt
Optional Add-ins (change it up with a little spice from cinnamon or cayenne; get real fancy like with some Grand Marnier - as seen in photos; up the protein with Arbonne's Vegan chocolate Protein Powder http://www.arbonne.com/Pws/shannonhagel/store/AMCA/product/Protein-Shake-Mix-Chocolate-2957,8625,355.aspx
Put it all in food processor and blend, baby, blend!
BOOM! You've got 4 serving of delicious chocolate pudding that wont spike your blood sugar levels AND nourishes your body and brain with some healthy fats!
I topped these bad boys with some Whipped Coconut Cream and chocolate drizzle.