Chocolate Pudding Recipe

mg_8478I found this recipe online a few months ago. It is pretty tasty for how easy it is. I primarily use it as a snack for Aidalyn, but I have been known to sneak a bite or two.

Grain Free Chocolate Pudding:

2 Bananas      

2 Avocados                                                                                                                 

2 tablespoons (I just eye-balled it) of Cocoa Powder or Carob Powder

Blend it all together or just mash it with your fork.

Aidalyn really enjoys the treat! Avocados are a great first food and have lots of healthy benefits for everyone. Below are some listed health benefits from the website “Health Diaries”

“Prostate Cancer Prevention
Avocados have been shown to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer.

Oral Cancer Defense
Research has shown that certain compounds in avocados are able to seek out pre-cancerous and cancerous oral cancer cells and destroy them without harming healthy cells.

Breast Cancer Protection
Avocado, like olive oil, is high in oleic acid, which has been shown to prevent breast cancer in numerous studies.

Eye Health
Avocados have more of the carotenoid lutein than any other commonly consumed fruit. Lutein protects against macular degeneration and cataracts, two disabling age-related eye diseases.

Lower Cholesterol
Avocados are high in beta-sitosterol, a compound that has been shown to lower cholesterol levels. In one study, 45 volunteers experienced an average drop in cholesterol of 17% after eating avocados for only one week.

Heart Health
One cup of avocado has 23% of the recommended daily value of folate. Studies show that people who eat diets rich in folate have a much lower incidence of heart disease than those who don’t. The vitamin E, monounsaturated fats, and glutathione in avocado are also great for your heart.

Stroke Prevention
The high levels of folate in avocado are also protective against strokes. People who eat diets rich in folate have a much lower risk of stroke than those who don’t.

Better Nutrient Absorption                                     Research has found that certain nutrients are absorbed better when eaten with avocado. In one study, when participants ate a salad containing avocados, they absorbed five times the amount of carotenoids (a group of nutrients that includes lycopene and beta carotene) than those who didn’t include avocados.

Glutathione Source
Avocados are an excellent source of glutathione, an important antioxidant that researchers say is important in preventing aging, cancer, and heart disease.

Vitamin E Powerhouse
Avocados are the best fruit source of vitamin E, an essential vitamin that protects against many diseases and helps maintains overall health.”

Here’s another variation of the recipe with coconut milk.

How do you like to use avocados?

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My name is Angela. I have been married for almost 10 years and have two little girls. I’m a speech therapist by trade. I am passionate about healing through nutrition, natural medicines, cooking with whole foods, and natural parenting. I strive to honor God with everything I do.
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  1. Really interested in your chocolate pudding using coconut milk. butvi cannot access it coz im not invited:-( Would u be able to send it to me please? Tganks ever so much xxx