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Rich Chocolate Avocado Pudding

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Avocado is probably not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of pudding but the combination in this chocolate avocado pudding is rich and delightful!

The Health Benefits of Avocado

Avocado is a nutritious fruit having an abundant quantity of vitamin K, C, B5, B6, and E. It also contains potassium and folate. In fact, avocado is a greater source of potassium than  banana. Loaded with monounsaturated fatty acids, avocado is very healthy for the heart. Avocado is also high in fiber.

Avocado has tremendous health benefits in the sense that it can lower the cholesterol and triglyceride levels. The fat in avocado can help you absorb nutrients from other plant foods.

Full of antioxidants, avocado is very good for improving vision. It can fight the cancer cells effectively. It can help prevent arthritis. One way to lose weight is to eat an avocado daily. You can use avocado in many forms in your diet.

Adding healthy sweetness to your chocolate avocado pudding

Cocoa or cacao?  No, this is no spelling error. Cocoa and cacao are two different ingredients. Let us the see the difference between the two. We shall include the carob too for good measure.

Difference between Cocoa vs Cacao vs Carob

Though having the same origins, cacao and cocoa are different. Cacao is the raw powder extracted from the pods of the theobroma cacao plant. Cacao has high antioxidant content. Cocoa is its more processed form, with a rich and sweet flavor.

Carob comes from a different plant altogether. It is a sweet edible pulp. Carob tastes naturally sweeter than cocoa, and in contrast to cacao, it does not contain caffeine, have the bitter undertone, or cause headaches, while, just like cacao, it contains Magnesium. Using carob entails the lesser use of sugar. Carob is alkaline.

Enjoy this simple recipe! Looking for more recipes with functional nutrition benefits? Follow me on Pinterest!



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