The first time I made this for my family, I made them try and guess what was in it. They knew that it wasn’t going to be the traditional refined sugar and heavy dairy cream but they had no idea. They knew it was rich and creamy and chocolately and wonderful, but they were totally stumped. When I finally told them it was avocado, they were all like, “Whaaaaa ?? Avocados? Really?! Yup. Really. Avocados. Amazing Avocados and some other good stuff.
Avocado Chocolate Pudding
2 ripe avocados
1 ripe banana- the riper the sweeter
9 pitted medjool dates
1 cup full fat coconut milk
¼ tsp cinnamon
2 big pinches Himalayan salt (or sea salt)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup of cocoa
Place pitted dates in a mason jar and add water so it is just covering them Put on the lid and let them soak for about up to 12 hours or if you can’t deal and you want them NOW let them soak about half an hour, take the lid off and pop them in the microwave for about 25 seconds so they get soft but not hot. Drain some of the water out, leaving up to a quarter cup.
Put all of the ingredients into your blender, except for the vanilla, and blend to incorporate. Last, add the vanilla and keep blending until it reaches a pudding consistency.
Serve topped with coconut, nuts and berries. For added sweetness and texture, you can mix in raisins.
We’ve all been there. So hungry that it begins to affect our otherwise wonderful personality. We steadily reach a point where we become angry, lashing out like a starving animal, ready to rip
the throat out of anyone that would stand in the way of us consuming the flesh of another animal.
This is known as “Hangry.” Hangriness can affect us all. Not just the ones who are hangry but also the loved ones of those that are hangry. When more than one person per household is simutaneously in the throes of hangriness, the atmosphere can become quite volatile so it is best to avoid this situation at all costs. This past Tuesday evening, hangriness hit my home and the afflicted individual was my husband. The photo pictured above was just about the last straw for him because it was his god damned DINNER that I was getting in the way of! This is why you will notice that this photo has that foreboding, dark and scary look to it and the meat is falling out. I barely got the shot in before that hangry man ripped the cow sandwich away and wolfed it down.
I was like, holy shit man! Have I been starving you? After he ate, he was magically transformed back into prince charming.
If you have a hangry husband, or wife or child, I highly recommend these savory and satisfying Paleo Sloppy Joes and maybe starting dinner as early as possible. Also, you can give your hangry loved one some nuts or raw veggies to calm that crazy beast and keep it occupied until dinner is ready.