I’m a HUUUUUGE dessert person! And yes, I’m also a big sweet tooth.
My wisdom teeth have been bothering me the past few days. Can’t really chew well. So I thought what a perfect opportunity for pudding! Even though pudding is actually dessert or snack, I made it for lunch! Using… AVOCADOS!!
Yes, yes. I’ve heard lots of complain about avocados that it has tons of calories and fats. BUT! Avocado is one of the best foods you can eat. It’s packed with nutrients and heart-healthy compounds.
Here are some benefits of avocados:
- Avocados are a great source carotenoid and vitamin E. It works as an antioxidant and helps protect against eye disease.
- Avocados can help you lose weight. Yup! Half an avocado contains 3.4 grams of fibre, including soluble and insoluble, both of which your body needs to keep the digestive system running smoothly. Plus, soluble fibre slows the breakdown of carbohydrates in your body, helping you feel full for longer.
- Avocados also contain oleic acid, a fat that activates the part of your brain that makes you feel full. Healthier unsaturated fats containing oleic acid have been shown to produce a greater feeling of satiety than less-healthy saturated fats and trans fats found in processed foods.
- Avocados can help stabilize blood sugar. Good fats may even help reverse insulin resistance, which translates to steadier blood sugar long-term.
- Avocados can protect your unborn baby—and your heart. One cup of avocado provides almost a quarter of your recommended daily intake of folate, a vitamin which cuts the risk of birth defects.A high folate intake is also associated with a lower risk of heart attacks and heart disease.
- Avocados can help lower your cholesterol. The oleic acid in avocados can also help reduce cholesterol levels.
Anyways, now that you know some of the benefits of avocado, here’s the recipe for the pudding:
1 avocado, pitted
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbs honey (or other sweeteners)
1-2 tbs cocoa powder
1. Add all ingredients into a blender, blend until creamy and smooth.
Depending on the amount of avocado, you might wanna add more or less milk.
1. Add 1-2 tbs of cocoa powder to the mix (depending on your taste). Add an extra 2 tbs of milk.
It turned out sooooo sooooo goooood!!!! I want a second cup lol!
Nutrient count varies on the milk, sweetener used, and the amount of avocado.