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Avocado Chocolate Pudding

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Hello! I used to make this recipe with raw, local honey, but I wanted to modify it so that my 28-Day No-Sugar Group could enjoy it too, and I finally came up with something rich, creamy and sweet, with no added sugar! Not even raw honey.

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk (feel free to substitute coconut milk, cashew milk or another type of milk)
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons of raw cacao. I like this brand.
  • 3 large medjool dates, soaked in warm water and pitted
  • berries and shredded unsweetened coconut as toppings (optional)

Directions

  • While you are slicing your avocado and adding vanilla, almond milk and raw cacao to your blender, drop the dates into a jar or bowl of warm water to soften them.
  • Remove dates from warm water.
  • Use your hands to pull the stems off and pits out of the softened dates and add them to the rest of the ingredients in the blender.
  • Thoroughly blend ingredients, pausing blender, when needed, to help combine ingredients.
  • Continue blending until combined and smooth.
  • Top with berries, shredded coconut or bananas.
  • Makes about 4 servings.
  • Enjoy!

 

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Banana Cilantro Lime Smoothie

 

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Good morning! I have been missing my cilantro smoothies, so I made one this morning. Cilantro is such a hero … packed with vitamins A, C and E which are important antioxidants. Banana and avocado give this smoothie a boost of potassium, as well as the healthy fat in avocado which make this recipe a great addition to breakfast or a snack on its own.

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 avocado peeled and pitted
  • 1 medjool date, pitted
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut water
  • 1 generous handful of fresh cilantro
  • the juice of half a lime

Thoroughly blend all ingredients and enjoy! Makes about 12 oz, 1 smoothie.