I am not a fan of hiding vegetables in my kids food, because I want them to learn to eat those veggies, not secretly force them into them. I do blend things some times though, like I do with this lovely chocolate and avocado pudding. And it works as if I had hidden them, because they don’t like avocado. They have only ever tasted it and disapproved clearly.
Still, I don’t hide it, I do tell them what goes in this pudding, and they even love to help me making it as well. Scooping out the soft green bit of lovely ripe avocado is quite a fun thing to do anyway isn’t it? It might be because the green colour disappears completely anyway, or maybe because the flavour is quite mild, or maybe just because the taste of the result in this case, is just so overwhelmingly delicious. I don’t know, but I do know, they absolutely love it!
I have seen several recipes like this, but often they have peanut butter in them. Last time I made them like that, I got the comment that there was too much peanut butter in there. So this time, I hesitated and I was making them with my daughter and we were thinking that maybe we should add something different this time. She came up with lemon. Yes, I thought, that may be a good plan. We both tried with just of few drops of lemon juice on a spoonful of the pudding and yes, that was it! It gives it a slightly more fresh and fruity taste to it.
Chocolate and avocado pudding
|Prep:||Yield: 5 portions|
- 2 avocados
- 2 small or 1 large banana
- 100 gram pure cacao
- 60 grams honey
- 2 tbs lemon juice
- optional: coconut cream for on the top
- Cut open the ripe avocados and scoop out the soft flesh. If you are not sure wether the avocado is ripe, have a look at this useful little clip, I think it works.
- Throw everything, except the coconut cream, together in the food processor and mix really well.
- Divide over the cups.
- If you have the coconut cream, pour it out of the carton and stir it a bit. Now add a spoonful on each pot. Or put the pot with cream on the table and let everybody decorate their own pudding, that may be more messy but also much more fun!
from More Than Just Carrots