This is perhaps my most requested, and certainly the most talked about, recipe I’ve created. While I wish I could take total credit for the genius of this chocolate indulgence, it was adapted from The Balanced Plate by Renee Loux. Over the years, I have made a few tweaks and omissions from the original recipe that simplifies the ingredients and cuts down on the richness. But make no mistake: this chocolate pudding is decadent, full-bodied, perfectly textured, and has the most amazing glossy sheen. And this is ‘health food’??
I love that the ‘secret ingredient’ of avocados are a great sources of fiber, vitamin e, potassium, and healthy monounsaturated fats. Maple syrup is considerably less processed than white sugar, is loaded with trace minerals, and is a natural immunity booster. Call me crazy, but I swear that the day after indulging in this chocolate pudding recipe, my skin glows.
Recipe Adapted from ‘The Balanced Plate’ by Renee Loux
I love making this recipe for clients and friends and having them taste first, and then try to guess the ingredients. In the dozen or so times I’ve done so, I can’t say anyone has ever guessed correctly!
2 avocados, medium sized
1 cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup cocoa powder, sifted
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup water
1-1/2 pint raspberries (optional)
1 tablespoon cacao nibs (optional)
In a food processor, blend avocados, maple syrup, agave and vanilla until smooth. Add in sifted cocoa powder and sea salt. Process until full combined. Add water, and blend again.
Optional: Serve with raspberries and cacao nibs.