by Melanie A. Albert, intuitive cooking expert, author, speaker, Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition Group, LLC
I’m so honored to be presenting monthly cooking classes at the Humana Community Center in Mesa, Arizona. Today’s theme was superfoods. One of my very favorite superfoods is raw cacao, so we prepared the very simple Avocado Chocolate Pudding. We topped the pudding with hydrated goji berries, raw cacao nibs, and hemp seeds. Everyone in the class loved the simplicity of making the pudding, it’s smooth texture and how healthy it is.
A few fun photos from today’s class:
Today I was very fortunate to have a few left-over perfectly ripe avocados. When I returned home from the cooking class, I made a small batch of the Chocolate Avocado Pudding. I had fun mindfully plating it with some of my favorite superfoods and a sweet Arizona navel orange. After the recipe from “A New View of Healthy Eating,” scroll down for today’s dessert creation.
Simple Recipe from “A New View of Healthy Eating”
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Incredible, rich, and creamy vegan chocolate pudding will delight everyone. Make it for dessert or an after-work or after-school snack. Once you’ve made this avocado pudding, experiment by adding some extras, such as bananas, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, homemade nut milk, and freshly ground spices, like cinnamon and nutmeg.
- 4 ripe avocados
- 8 Medjool dates, pitted and sliced
- 2 tsp vanilla extract or 2 vanilla beans, scraped
- ½ cup raw cacao powder
- 2 cups water
- Place all ingredients in high-speed blender.
- Blend on high for about 2 minutes.
- Stop and scrape down sides of blender, if needed.
- Blend for another 2 minutes or until completely pureed and smooth.
- Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
- Enjoy topped with fresh fruit, nuts, and seeds.
Avocado Pudding Mise en Place
Blend All Ingredients in Food Processor
Prepare your Plating Mise en Place
Fun Chocolate Pudding Plating
Another look at the final Chocolate Pudding Plate…
Having fun with the raw cacao…maybe a little too much…but tasty!
If you’re interested in learning more simple culinary skills and healthy recipes, Melanie’s book, “A New View of Healthy Eating” is available.
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