I can't take credit for this recipe, but I'm sure I'm a gourmet genius in my daughter's eyes. Who would have thought avocado and a few other ingredients could make such a delicious, decadent, dessert? It sounds odd but I swear it's fabulous... and it's made with some ingredients that pack some great nutrients and powerful antioxidants!!!
Avocados contain folate, potassium, vitamin E, lutein, and consist of monounsaturated fat (A 2 Z of Health and Beauty, 2010). The other key ingredient, cocoa, "contains a large amount of antioxidants Cocoa and dark chocolate may keep high blood pressure down and reduce the blood's ability to clot, thus the risk of stroke and heart attacks may be reduced" (Cacoaweb, 2010, paragraph 1).
Here's the recipe. Of course my daughter helped make it. It's a fantastic recipe to prepare with young children!
Raw Vegan Chocolate Pudding
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp cocoa
1 Tbsp vanilla
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/4 - 1/2 cup water (depends on the consistency you prefer)
1- Gather your ingredients. Peel and remove the pit from the avocado.
2- Place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor.
Add water as you blend to ensure your preferred consistency.
3- Eat immediately or chill before serving.
Cacoaweb.net. (2010). Nutrition facts for cocoa and chocolate. Retrieved October 7, 2010 from http://www.cacaoweb.net/nutrition.html