Choc Avo Pudding - One for the Chocoholics
Calling all chocoholics!! Ever dreamed of eating chocolate pudding for breakfast? Now you can while still boosting energy, vitality and even losing weight!
Keeping your blood sugar stable is a very important factor during a weight loss program as we all know. However blood sugar balance is also vital for maintaining general health also. We have become slaves to sugar which unfortunately increases inflammation, drives anxiety and weight gain and can create an imbalance in your digestive flora.
Balancing blood sugar is a topic of its own which I'll be covering in a future blog (watch this space). For now let's focus on something that is delicious, sweet, creamy and chocolatey with a whole host of health benefits - Choc Avo Pudding.
Avocado's are a nutritional powerhouse - loaded with goodness. Just half an avocado provides 1.6g of protein, 12.8g of beneficial fats, 4.6g of carbohydrates (of which 4.4g is purely fibre) and a host of other nutrients such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Folic Acid and Potassium. They are wonderfully healing for irritated skin and digestive systems and, when combined with raw cacao, are as energising as a coffee for a great morning boost.
1 whole avocado
1 tablespoon organic cocoa or raw cacao
1 teaspoon of agave nectar or manuka honey
1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
Take all above ingredients and mix well until mousse-like texture.
Serve alone or topped with a few berries
If you're not trying to lose weight, a banana works very well mashed into this recipe. This works particularly well when preparing for Children. If you're working on a weight loss program however then it's best to keep it simple - maybe try the spicy option below instead.
For an extra creamy treat, or to make it slightly more filling, you could also add 1 tablespoon of coconut yoghurt or coconut cream
For an extra fat burning, metabolism boosting, spicy treat, try adding 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper or ground chili. Note: This option does add an additional metabolism boost and choc-chili is quite delicious but remember spice isn't for everyone - use only if you enjoy.
Until next time, stay deliciously healthy.
Jennifer May Adv.Dip.Nut.Med.ATMS
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