Have processor, have pudding! GF, of course!

Monica says:

 

Who loves chocolate?

Who loves dark chocolate?

Who loves dark chocolate pudding?

If you are yelling, “Yes!” “Yes!” “Yes!” …I have a recipe for you!

It combines healthy dark chocolate cocoa with avocado and banana.

That’s right. Three powerful foods full of antioxidants, healthy fats, fiber, and nutrients.

And best of all, making this wonderful pudding is so incredibly easy.

If you have a food processor, you are in business!

Get ready for gluten-free yumminess!

 

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Avocado Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients:

2 avocados

2 ripe bananas

½ cup milk (used Lactaid Milk)

¼ cup raw unfiltered honey (can use maple syrup)

1 T maple syrup

1/3 cup cocoa powder (used Hershey’s Special Dark)

1 ½ tsp pure vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

Process all ingredients until smooth in a food processor.

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That’s it!

No kidding!

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Pour the pudding into a bowl and set in refrigerator for a few hours covered.

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To serve, I split the pudding into two ramekins and topped it with slivered almonds and dark cocoa nibs.

What a delight!

The cinnamon really brings out the dark chocolate, while the banana and avocado make it super silky smooth.

You just want to keep on eating and eating it!

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Luckily, this recipe only makes two servings. Because you might eat yourself into oblivion!

I know I would!

So give this recipe a try and let me know how you like it.

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Gluten free doesn’t have to be boring, you know!

Happy blending!

Enjoy!

© 2015, Monica of glutenfreedoubletalk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A yummy snack in a flash!

Monica and Daria say:

If you’re like us, we love to snack.

And finding a decent snack, when you’re really hungry can sometimes be a problem…you want to make a good choice, but oh, those cookies look good, don’t they?

Well, the key is to keep your refrigerator and pantry stocked with healthy items (so those cookies don’t call your name!). Fresh veggies, fruits, nuts, healthy crackers, etc. are all good choices.

So, having two avocados on hand and some great healthy chips to boot, we were on our way!

We always have garlic on hand (fresh and the squeezable type) as well as fresh limes (and the squeezable type)….and of course, olive oil, too!

Time to make guacamole!

You simply pull out your Cuisinart blender or food processor (or use a fork) and pulse the avocadoes. After a few seconds, add 1 clove of fresh minced garlic (½ tsp of the squeezable), juice from ½ of a fresh lime (or a few squirts of the squeezable lime), some salt and pepper, and then a swirl of olive oil. If you need a little more oil, stop the processor and add a little more.  Again, if you need more salt and pepper, add it or if you want a little more lime, add that!

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It’s your guacamole….make your taste buds happy!

We like our guacamole simple, so that the avocado is the star! No need to add extra ingredients….this is a no-fuss, no-muss recipe!

And the best part is that this recipe took less than 5 minutes!

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Trader Joe’s is a great place to shop and we have been so fortunate to have a member of our family who travels the state of Pennsylvania and never forgets about our gluten-free lifestyle! He is our husband and father, Lewie….great guy, always on the lookout for things we can eat!  When you enter their store, you can ask an associate for a gluten-free listing of foods available. Here is a link to it if you want to look it over!

Quinoa & Black Bean Infused Tortilla Chips are a favorite item that we have tried at Trader Joe’s and everyone who eats them….well, let’s just say these chips disappear quickly!

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This guacamole goes well with healthy chips, carrots, celery, cucumber spears, or any other veggie you can dip with!

So stock up your fridge with healthy food, and healthy snacks will be ready when you are!

P.S. Next morning breakfast with leftover guacamole (wrap dish in plastic or place in sealed container)….fried egg with avocado on gluten-free toast!

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Yummy!

© 2014, Monica & Daria of glutenfreedoubletalk