This chocolate avocado pudding is easy, delicious, healthy and you probably have everything you need for it already! And the coconut whipped cream will go great with anything from berries, to coffee or to eat with a spoon ;) Since these treats are so simple, I think they are the perfect time to share my cooking without recipe philosophy with you all!
This may be a surprise to some of you, but I really don’t like cooking from recipes! Reading a cookbook is my idea of a fun Saturday morning, but the actually act of following one isn’t really my jam. Measuring specific amounts make cooking, one of my most beloved activities sometimes feel like a chore. And furthermore, I truly believe that in cooking (baking is another story! which is why I’ve learned to follow a recipe when baking) no two dishes will ever come out the same, spices are more or less potent in different people’s kitchens, lemons aren’t always the same amount of sour, and all ovens don’t cook as evenly as each other, so it’s important to learn how to cook without a recipe, so you can taste and adjust flavors without instruction as needed.
Something I advocate for, is using a recipe, as inspiration, the combination of ingredients and flavors to inform you on what foods to bring into your kitchen and life, and the style or method of cooking to educate you on different ways on how to treat said food. The specifics, in my opinion, can bog you down. By learning to make recipes your own and feel intuitively in the cooking process comes with time and practice, but once it comes theres little looking back! Learning to cook sans recipe, or using the recipe as inspiration but paving your own way with it makes cooking for yourself and loved ones a more sustainable practice.
So for this divine Chocolate Avocado Pudding with Coconut Whipped Creme, I will be sharing the ingredients used, eyeballed amounts, brief ‘what you need to know’ instructions and an invitation to make it yourself and taste to adjust the ingredient amounts.
Serves 3- ish ;)
Pudding Ingredients :
2-3 medium avocados
A few splashes of almond milk or coconut milk
Two soup sized spoons of raw cacao
A capful of vanilla extract
A generous drop of raw local honey
A pinch of sea salt
A scoop of collagen (optional, but gut health is important y’all!)
Add all of the ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth! Might take a few times of smooshing down the sides. Put in a bowl or individual ramekins, and refrigerate until ready to serve. Optional: Top with coconut whipped cream. Enjoy!
Coconut Whipped Cream Ingredients
The cream from 1-2 chilled cans of coconut milk, (365 brand has a great cream to liquid ratio!)
A few drops of Maple Syrup
Pinch of Sea Salt
Add all ingredients into a bowl and whip with a hand mixer! Chill until ready to serve.