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Brain Food: Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Looking for a sweet treat with a little less guilt? Look no further than this chocolate avocado pudding made with, you guessed it! Dark chocolate and avocado. Give your brain a boost with antioxidant-rich dark chocolate, which also has caffeine to stimulate the brain, increasing alertness and focus. And let’s not forget the avocado, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for helping to maintain cognitive function! We swear, you (and your kids) won’t even taste the avocado!

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Photo and Recipe courtesy of how sweet it is

YIELD: SERVES 2-4

TOTAL TIME: 10 MINUTES

ingredients:

4 ripe avocados
1/4 cup light coconut milk
4 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder
3 tablespoons honey
2 ounces of dark chocolate (72% or higher), melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

for topping: whipped cream, sprinkles, cocoa nibs

directions:

Remove avocados from the skin (and pit) and place in a food processor. Blend until combined and creamy. Add in all remaining ingredients, blending until pureed, scraping down the sides when needed to combine. Taste and season/sweetened additionally if desired. Blend for a good 1-2 minutes until completely creamy, then serve with desired toppings.

Note: the pudding can be kept in the fridge for about 24 hours successfully, just make sure to immediately place it in a seal tight container. If you would like a smaller serving, cut the recipe in half.