Monday, February 11, 2013

Healthy chocolate pudding

My cousin Cheryl emailed me a recipe for this delicious looking chocolate pudding....made with avocados!! So of course I had to try this.

Today I did just that with a few tweaks of my own. I have to say I was even skeptical but the end creamy chocolate indulgence. Now this is not super low calorie because avocado is higher in calories and fat...but it is oh so good for you fat!!

In a food processor scoop out flesh of 2 haas avocado...this is the dark, black, kinda ugly looking avocado.

Blend with 2 Tbsp cocoa powder, 2 Tbsp honey, 1 Tbsp brown sugar, 2 tsp vanilla, pinch of salt, a little less than 1/4 cup milk (coconut,almond or skim) 4 ounces of dark chocolate melted.
Blend very well until creamy and thick.

Put into ramekins.

Chill and enjoy!!

So thick and creamy!

And gone! YUM!

So yet another weird food that ended up decadent and so delicious!! I just have to stay away from the rest of them or I may eat them all!



Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Snack attack

So I had a snack attack.  I was just craving something... something sweet and chocolatey and yes something healthy.  So I went looking online for something and remembered the am I nuts cookie dough dip.  Oh so yummy.

So, I adapted it a bit from Chocolate Covered Katie.. Thanks again Katie and made this.

1 can chickpeas
3/4 C brown sugar ( I used a little less)
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 C peanut butter (you can use oil or applesauce if you don't want the peanut butter taste, I happen to love it!)
1/8 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 instant oats or ground flax meal

Blend all of this in a food processor until smooth.

Add as many chocolate chips as you like.  Mix with spoon and put in a 8 x 8 baking dish.

Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Warning:  Will be soft and gooey... and delicious.

Organic Chick peas or Garbanzos
I used foil for easy clean up

Getting rid of the evidence...

Warm gooey deliciousness!!!

This is really delicious and low calorie.  One piece is around 100 calories and loaded with fiber!!

So try something nuts!!  You might like it.