Raw Fermented Chocolate Avocado Pudding
I made this as a treat for my husband who is going Ketogenic for this month. This would make a healthy but really good Valentines Day treat.
Raw, Paleo, Vegetarian, gluten and soy free (Dairy free option)
Serves 4/ took me 5 minutes to make
2 soft avocados (peeled, pitted, scooped out of shell)
1/3 c. cocoa powder
2 T. almond butter (see note)
1/2 T. raw local honey* (see note below)
1/2 cup goat milk kefir* (see note below)
1 t. vanilla extract
Toppings (optional): sprinkle on sliced almonds, sunflower seeds, grated chocolate, strawberries or shredded coconut
Directions: Add all to food processor and process until smooth. Spoon into dessert cups. Top with topping of your choice and serve or chill until ready to serve.
- Opt for pure almond butter. Many local stores now grind almonds fresh daily. Otherwise read the back label and choose a brand that does not have added oils and sugar.
- If you are using honey, raw and local is best. If not using honey, you can try liquid stevia or pure monk fruit and play with the amount according to your taste preference.
- Kefir: this is what makes it a fermented food. You can use cow milk kefir if you can tolerate it or try coconut kefir (if you can find it in your stores-I can never find it locally). You can also use almond or coconut milk but then it will be a fermented food.
- Ketogenic: If you are trying out the Ketogenic diet, I personally only suggest it for 4 to 8 weeks in duration and then bumping up the carbs to closer to 80-120 grams per day, depending on your dietary needs. If you are on the Ketogenic diet, on non-exercise days, your carb content should be 20 grams. On exercise days, you can bump this up to 40 grams per day.
Raw Honey: Can reduce your seasonal/pollen allergy symptoms, natural source of energy, immune system booster
Fermented Kefir: Supports gut health, supports your immune system, may improve IBS and IBD, may improve brain health, mental health, cognition, focus and mood disorders, can aid in weight loss.
Avocado: Rich in healthy mon0-saturated fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Great for healthy skin and hair and eye health to name a few benefits.
Almond Butter: Rich in healthy fats and protein. Good for healthy cholesterol levels, combatting heart disease and providing you with energy.
- 2 avocados (flesh scooped out of shells)
- 2 T. pure almond butter
- 1 t. vanilla extract
- 1/2 T. raw honey
- 1/3 c. cocoa
- 1/2 c. fermented goat milk kefir
- place all ingredients in your food processor and process until smooth. Spoon into 4 custard dishes. Sprinkle on top your choice of topping
- Serve right away or chill until serving.
- 1. opt for raw, local honey. If you do not want to use honey, you can try liquid stevia or pure monk fruit and play with the amount according to your taste preference
- 2. choose almond butter that is just almond not some of the processed products that have a lot of added sugar and oils.
- 3. kefir: you can use cow milk kefir if you can tolerate cow's milk. If not, and cannot tolerate goat kefir either, try almond or coconut milk but it will not be a fermented food if you do this.