Chocolate Pudding in the Raw (Feb. 16, 2010)

I have a friend that switched to a primarily raw foods diet for health reasons. She’s had great success with it! And though I’m not ready to follow in her footsteps, I am willing to try many of her recipes.

Last night I tried her chocolate pudding recipe made with avocado and agave nectar. Here it is:

1 avocado (peeled, pitted)
2 Tbsp. cocoa powder (she uses carob powder, but I hear that’s an acquired taste)
4 Tbsp. agave nectar (I found this at Publix next to the honey)
1 c. water
Juice of 1 orange

Basically, just blend it all up and chill it for several hours. To be honest, I didn’t even taste the avocado. However, I think next time I will eliminate the orange juice and reduce the amount of water (I like my chocolate pudding thick). But it was a good experiment! And I’m excited to try it out on my nephew who’s allergic to whey.

Original recipe courtesy of Catherine Hosack at adventuresinuncooking.wordpress.com.

An alternative chocolate pudding recipe can be found at this Raw Foods Recipe Blog: http://www.thedailyrawcafe.com/2007/09/chocolate-pudding.html.

Feb. 17, 2010: Okay, I tried it tonight without the water and orange juice, and I liked it so much better! It was rich, creamy, and thick (not runny like my first try). Yum! Be sure to share though: this recipe definitely is for 2!

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