September 5, 2014
Recipe: Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Amy Donovan is one of those “super moms” that we all admire so much. Not only is she she a busy mom and a local childcare consultant for Cultural Care Au Pair, she is a food lover, entertaining enthusiast and crafty DIYer! Amy has agreed to share some of her favorite recipes with the Cultural Care Au Pair community—recipes that are kid-friendly, easy-to-prepare and, of course, super healthy. Check out her website—Fearless Homemaker—for more delicious recipes and gorgeous photos of the end results! 

As a busy mom to a very active toddler, I’m always looking for healthy, tasty, fun recipes that both she AND the whole family will enjoy. One of her favorite foods these days is avocados, and while she’s happy to just eat them straight-up, I’ve enjoyed experimenting with other avocado-centered recipes. Avocado-based dips and and avocado/pasta dishes have been particularly well-received, but I think this Chocolate Avocado Pudding is her number one favorite so far. It’s awesomely easy to whip up, taking literally less than a minute to make. Simply throw the 5 ingredients in a blender or food processor, blend until smooth, and serve. Simple to make, kid-approved, delicious, AND full of good-for-you, heart-healthy fats, fiber, and vitamins? You can’t beat a treat like that!

Chocolate Avocado Pudding
serves 2, adapted from Forgiving Martha

Ingredients

1 ripe avocado, peeled + quartered

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/4 cup raw agave nectar (I substituted honey)

1/4 cup almond milk (I used chocolate almond milk)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
Put all the ingredients in blender or food processor + blend until smooth. Top with fresh fruit and/or whipped cream, serve + enjoy!

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