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February 13, 2019

No-Bake Chocolate Avocado Pudding

No-Bake Chocolate Avocado Pudding

 

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

 

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!

Serves: 4-6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 3 hours (chilled in the fridge)

Ingredients: 

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

DIRECTIONS:

  1. 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.
  2. Divide in to smaller serving bowls (be creative using a mason jar, heart shaped ramekins, etc) and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  3. 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