Chocolate Avocado Pudding & Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

2 recipes!

Yes two! I’m so excited about eating clean :) I just hope it’ll last. I’ve been trying to let myself indulge if I feel like it. Example: I took a handful of salt and vinegar chips from Colin last night & on the weekend I most definitely ate my MIL’s mississippi mud pie! YUM

However, for the most part I’m actually shocked that I’m enjoying the small changes I’m making towards a better body – simply because a) I feel better and b) the healthier options are tasting GREAT!

Who needs chocolate cake when I can eat a healthy chocolate pudding?! …now I can save it for people’s actual birthday’s instead of every night before bed 😉

So here we go. This recipe was adapted from Oh She Glows recipe here.

Chocolate Avocado Pudding:

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 half (or whole) banana
  • 4 Tbsps dutch cocoa
  • 1 heaping Tbsps all natural peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup real pure maple syrup
  • half of a 70% dark chocolate bar :)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup 0% Greek yogurt  (like Chobani)
  • ~1/2 cup vanilla or regular soy milk – to desired consistency

Directions:

  1. scoop out the inside of the avocado and mash in a bowl.
  2. add banana – mash.
  3. melt the dark chocolate in the mircowave in 30 sec increments, stirring in between until smooth.
  4. Add all the ingredients into bowl and use a mixer to whip them up.
  5. add milk last till desired consistency is reached.
  6. ENJOY because it’s amazing! very rich and very decadent. If you’d like a sweeter pudding add a natural sweetener like stevia or agave.

*If you have a food processor you can do it in there – I don’t :) 

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Strawberry Frozen Yogurt:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup or more of chopped fresh strawberries (you can also use ones that are going bad – it’s a great recipe for un-edible berries)
  • 3/4 0% Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese.

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth and pureed.
  2. pour into a freezer safe container and place in freezer for 2-3hrs.
  3. It helps to stir it every 30mins to an hour.

OR use frozen strawberries and add in ice – blend until desired consistency. A very easy frozen yogurt without any need for fancy kitchen utensils!

*If entire tub freezes completely simply put into the fridge to thaw a bit – stir and serve :)

Both of these recipes are jammed packed with healthy fats and are high in protein!

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Questions:

1. do you like strawberries?? if not, what’s your favourite berry??

I love strawberries but raspberries are my all time favourite berry treat! oh and blue berries :) 

2. dark chocolate – yay or nay??

Do you like the natural taste of cacao?? I do! I think that’s why I love dark chocolate – the darker the better. I do however, like a bit of sugar in it :) 

3. ever make a false yogurt ice cream before??

Nope, but it did the job! 

 

11 thoughts on “Chocolate Avocado Pudding & Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

  1. I would never have thought of avocado in pudding before, thats so clever! May have to try this at some point soon, I love it! I only eat dark chocolate, I hate the taste of milk chocolate. Darker the better for me too :)

  2. I love strawberries! I never would have thought of adding it to greek yogurt and cottage cheese to make an icecream though. Very interesting! Looks good in the pic!

  3. Cottage cheese?! What a great idea! What of never thought of that, adds some nice protein! Can’t wait to try this strawberry ice cream (strawberries are my favorite fruit, glad you went with that one!)

  4. Mmm these look so good! I love strawberries but like you my absolute favourite berries are raspberries followed by blueberries :-) It’s one of the reasons I love the summertime because they’re all in season! I rather like dark chocolate but I could never eat lots of it!

  5. Both of these look amazing! I really want to try the avocado pudding!
    Love strawberry’s! But I am with you, I think my favorite are raspberries.
    Dark chocolate is good, but just not too dark. White chocolate is my favorite though.

    • I highly recommend using the semi-sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips then (you can used a cup of them) otherwise the pudding will be too tart for you. You can always toss some sugar in!

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