If you’re looking for a heart healthy, sweet treat to serve up your loved ones on a special occasion, like Valentine’s Day, Westmed registered dietitian, In Jung Lifrieri, has an easy, no-cook, recipe for you to try!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 3 hours (chilled in the fridge)
½ cup unsweetened almond milk OR 1% milk
2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
1/3 heaping cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup agave syrup, or honey (or 6-9 drops Stevia liquid extract – more or less for taste)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Sliced strawberries and chopped walnuts for garnish
- Add the almond or cow’s milk, avocados, cocoa, agave syrup and vanilla extract into your blender. Blend on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth.
- Divide in to smaller serving bowls (be creative using a mason jar, heart shaped ramekins, etc) and refrigerate for 3 hours.
- After refrigerating, top each serving of pudding with fresh strawberries and chopped walnuts.
Bonus: to pump of the nutritional value of this heart healthy dessert, add 1-2 tablespoon of chia seeds to mixture, then let chill in fridge for 3 hours