I crave chocolate, a lot, so healthy ways to satisfy my cravings are absolutely necessary. Ever since I invested in my Vitamix, I try to get as creative as possible with it...Meaning, I try not to limit my blending to smoothies.
I'll be honest it's been forever since I've had chocolate pudding. I remember when I was shedding pounds I would buy those sugar free, low calorie pudding cups to satisfy my chocolate needs, but the ingredients are gross! They look something like this:
WATER, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, XYLITOL, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, CONTAINS LESS THAN 1.5% OF MILK PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL (COCONUT OIL AND PALM KERNEL OILS), SALT, SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE (FOR SMOOTH TEXTURE), CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SODIUM ALGINATE, SUCRALOSE, ACESULFAME POTASSIUM, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, ARTIFICIAL COLOR.
You absolutely do not need that in your body. So next time you go to grab a pudding cup just blend up some avocado's instead. I promise it doesn't taste like avocado AT ALL!
This recipe makes about 4 servings - ish. I'm loosey goosey with that stuff...I also write things like loosey goosey and don't delete them...shame on me.
1/4 milk (any kind of milk will work)
2 large ripe avocados
3 Tbsp of cocoa powder
5-8 dates (depending on how sweet you like it / whether or not it still tastes like avocado)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Blend that sh*t til it's smooth. Taste it, if it tastes a little like avocado - add a bit more cocoa powder and or dates and blend some more.
*WARNING! - This pudding is good, like really good! So good that I may or may not have eaten the whole batch of pudding in 1 sitting...Okay I did. I don't feel good about it, because it's still made from Avocado and although it's a healthier pudding it still has a lot of fat. So you(read I) can't eat 2 avocado's in one sitting! (that's my way of scolding myself) So as much as you (I) hate sharing...you (I) need to share!
SCHEDULE THIS WEEK:
Making healthy food choices is extremely important when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, but it also includes exercise. If you're in the Toronto area hit up my classes this week at Elle Fitness and Social.
Thursday March 23rd
6AM Bodies By Elle
7AM Bikini Bootcamp
Friday March 24th
7AM Bodies By Elle
8AM Bikini Bootcamp
Saturday March 25th
9:30AM Core & Cardio
Sunday March 26th
10AM Bodies By Elle
11AM Bodies By Elle
Tuesday March 28th
6:30AM Bodies By Elle
Wednesday March 29th
4:30PM Bodies By Elle
5:30PM Bikini Bootcamp