Monday, September 11, 2017

Chocolate Protein Avocado Pudding



When I get snacky, I rarely ever crave something sweet.

I like my salty and savory foods. Chips, popcorn, pretzels, pita and hummus, THESE are my snack foods.

But sometimes, a girl just craves chocolate. It's not rational, but when that craving hits it's often better to indulge it than to try and repress it. 

Especially if it's your "time of the month", when you'd consider burning down a village to get your hand on a Snickers.

It's usually about this time that I blend up some chocolate avocado pudding! You know, spare the villagers...


I'm sure you've seen a bunch of recipes for this snack all over the internet, and most of them are fairly similar and delicious! Avocado, a bit of milk, chocolate (melted and powdered), something sweet and a food processor/blender and you're on Chocolate Pudding Street!

(Side note: can one buy real estate on Chocolate Pudding Street?)

Of course, a few months ago I went to blend up my chocolate treat and discovered, to my disappointment, that I had no Cocoa Powder. This essential ingredient was going to mean a trip to the store! I didn't want to drive to the store! I was in my PJs, I hadn't washed my hair that day! I had a cozy nest like situation in front of my TV and was mid Netflix binge!

... Wow, I'm painting a glamorous picture here.

I was about to leave my kitchen and resign myself to water and yogurt (sigh) when I remembered that while I didn't have Cocoa Powder, I did have something ELSE. Chocolate Protein Powder!

I was going to make my pudding, and I was going to have the added benefit of making it a Protein Pudding! 


Not only did I successfully bust my chocolate craving, but I found a tasty post-workout snack that I could store in the fridge for a week, or bring to work as a "bridge snack" between lunch and dinner. The recipe is good for 3-4 servings and is great on it's own or topped with fresh fruit, shredded coconut, or almond slivers!

Enjoy!

Chocolate Protein Avocado Pudding (serves 3-4)

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond/coconut/cashew milk (or regular milk if that's your thing!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (melted)
  • Chocolate protein powder (45g protein **I use Vege Pro-Z Chocolate)
  • 3.5 tbsp maple syrup

Directions:

1) Blend all ingredients in a food processor until completely smooth. If the consistency is too thick add 1 tsp more milk at a time and blend until it's right. If it's too THIN try adding another 1/2 avocado, or a little more protein powder.

2) Serve on it's own or topped with the fixin's of your choice (I like shredded coconut and fresh fruit, but you could also do slivered almonds, cracked sea salt, whatever you like!)

3) Store whatever is left in the fridge, it will last about a week!


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