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Chocolate Avocado Pudding {vegan!}

So, I’ve seen chocolate avocado pudding on lots of my favorite blogs over the last few months, + while it always looks delicious, I’ve been reluctant to try it. I love avocados (in guacamole, in pasta, etc.) + I love chocolate, but together? I had my doubts. But, when I had a few avocados quickly getting ripe + was craving something sweet the other day, I decided to (finally!) give this intriguing pudding recipe a try.

So, how was it? Pretty flippin’ delicious! I’m not going to say that you can’t taste the avocado at all, because in this version at least, I could taste a subtle avocado flavor. As an avocado fan, I actually liked that. But would I try to sneak this by an avocado hater? (like I did with my beet-hating husband + this awesome chocolate beet cake?) – nope. That being said, it was delicious – wonderfully rich, chocolatey, smooth + creamy, with just a hint of awesome avocado flavor. And, because of the ingredients, it’s vegan, gluten-free, + has lots of heart-healthy benefits. Win!

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

serves 2, adapted from Forgiving Martha

ingredients

1 ripe avocado, peeled + quartered
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup raw agave nectar (i substituted honey)
1/4 cup almond milk (i used chocolate almond milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

directions

put all the ingredients in blender or food processor + blend until smooth.
top with fresh fruit and/or whipped cream, serve + enjoy!