Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Yes, you read that right... chocolate AVOCADO pudding!  I first learned about this through cooking classes at a local restaurant, and I was too intrigued not to try it.  Here in the Milwaukee area, we are lucky enough to have a great organic restaurant called Cafe Manna.  It is, by far, my favorite restaurant in the world.  They use local, organic, vegetarian ingredients to create unique and flavorful dishes that change on a seasonal basis.  An added bonus is that they are willing to accommodate ANY diet.  I'm not kidding.  I went there once with a friend who has uncountable allergies: she's dairy free, gluten free, and nut free.  Cafe Manna was able to feed her.  Off the menu.  Wow!  At any rate, I was very excited when they began to offer cooking classes, and the first class I signed up for included a recipe for Chocolate Avocado Pudding.  I've since found many similar recipes online, but the recipe I'm going to share today is very close to the original Cafe Manna pudding that I first tasted over a year ago.  So, without further ado, here is the recipe that sounds so strange, but tastes so good. C'mon... you know you want to try it!


1 ripe avocado*
1/2 cup light agave nectar
3 Tbsp. 100% cocoa powder
3 tsp. natural Mexican vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
Sprinkle of unsweetened shredded coconut

*Avocados are soooo good for you!  See here for a list of amazing health benefits!

1.  Cut avocado in half.  Use a spoon to scoop out the "meat."

2.  Be sure to get every last bit!

3.  Add all ingredients to food processor.  Process until smooth.

4.  Top with coconut and ENJOY!

Gather Ingredients
Cut avocado in half.  Use a spoon to scoop out the "meat."

Be sure to get every last bit!

Add all ingredients to food processor.  It's funny how good this stuff is, but how bad it looks when the ingredients are just sitting there, waiting to be mixed.

Process until smooth.

Top with shredded coconut and ENJOY!

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