Avocados are considered a fruit and are totally acceptable as part of this new healthy eating plan. I learned this the last time around when I whipped up this tasty soup. Despite avocados being a little high in fat, the fat is good for you and they are packed with tons of nutrients. I’ve been so good lately. I’ve been eating well, working on my fitness, and trying to keep my snarkiness in check. It’s only natural that I’m going to fall off the wagon after a brutal week. So, I enjoyed a little wine at the end of the week without getting too cray-cray. This morning while listening to a little Squeeze, I realized I won’t be having any black coffee in bed anytime soon (too much caffeine). However, chocolate was an option. I’d been contemplating the chocolate avocado mousse I enjoyed at The Owl House prior to the cleanse. I happened to have a bag of avocados and a well stocked pantry. I call that serendipitous. So let’s do this, people. Let’s have a dessert that’s kind of good for us today. We deserve it!
Lady Sensory’s Tempted By The Fruit of Another Chocolate-Almond Avocado Pudding
You will need a food processor or a blender. This makes two servings.
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp Justin’s Maple Almond Butter (you can use any almond butter but this is sooooooo good!)
1/4 tsp almond extract
4-5 tbsp real maple syrup (not pancake syrup)
Pinch of salt (optional)
Pulse all of these ingredients into the bowl of your food processor, scrape the sides down once and finish blending. Transfer to a festive serving bowl. You can garnish with fresh fruit or almond slices if you like. Serve immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container and serve within one day. After a few bites of this, you’ll forget all about that jerk who blew you off for a moron. Hmmmm. I think that may be construed as snarky. Whoopsie!