Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Chocomole - A Sinful Chocolate Pudding that's Actually Good for You!


A dessert as sinful as Chocolate Pudding and still good for you??? Is it too good to be true???

Well, not at all!!

Its the best thing that I have ever tasted so far, that I couldn't help sharing with you all.

Presenting "The Choco-mole" - A Chocolate Avocado Pudding!




First you have the creamy, buttery Avocado, which is a powerhouse of nutrients. Avocado is high in monounsaturated fats, which are generally considered among the healthiest of fats. Researchers have found that a diet high in monounsaturated fats and low in low-quality carbs may improve insulin sensitivity. Monounsaturated fats also improve heart health—an especially important benefit for diabetics, who are at increased risk for heart disease and stroke.


Then there is the lushous Dark Belgian chocolate, packed with antioxidants to delay the ageing process and to prevent you from certain cancers. Did you know, Dark chocolate helps keep your blood vessels healthy and your circulation unimpaired to protect against type 2 diabetes. The flavonoids in dark chocolate also help reduce insulin resistance by helping your cells to function normally and regain the ability to use your body's insulin efficiently. Dark chocolate also has a low glycemic index, meaning it won't cause huge spikes in blood sugar levels.


And this is perhaps the easiest and quickest dessert anybody had ever made. Dump all the ingredients in a blender/ processor and mix until well blended and its done! Chill for an hour or two before gobbling it all up.


This is the second time I mad this pudding and needless to say its a hit. You can never taste the avocado in there. Its smooth, lushous and decadent. Just the way a sinful pudding is supposed to taste.



Recipe Snapshot: Chocomole - A Sinful Chocolate Pudding
Adapted from: How sweet it is


Serves: 4 serving
(1 serving = 3/4 cup)

What I used:
Super ripe Avocado - 2 nos, pitted

Dark Chocolate (more than 70% Cacao) - 1.5 to 2 oz, melted

Unsweetened Cocoa Powder - 2 tbsp

Milk (Fat Free/ Coconut/ Soy or Almond milk) - ¼ cup
(I used Almond Milk)


Agave Nectar or Honey or Pure Maple Syrup - 2 tbsp (or to taste) (I used Agave Nectar)

Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp

Salt - a pinch


What I did:
1. Blend the avocado, milk, agave , salt and vanilla extract till smooth.

2. Add the melted chocolate and the cocoa powder and blend till incorporated and smooth.

3. Pour in individual cups and chill for an hour or two before serving!

Notes/ Tips: The Avocados need to be super ripe. The quality of the Avocados and its ripeness makes or breaks this recipe.





Diabetic Platter:
Avocado is high in monounsaturated fats, which are generally considered among the healthiest of fats. Researchers have found that a diet high in monounsaturated fats and low in low-quality carbs may improve insulin sensitivity. Monounsaturated fats also improve heart health—an especially important benefit for diabetics, who are at increased risk for heart disease and stroke.

Dark chocolate
helps keep your blood vessels healthy and your circulation unimpaired to protect against type 2 diabetes. The flavonoids in dark chocolate also help reduce insulin resistance by helping your cells to function normally and regain the ability to use your body's insulin efficiently. Dark chocolate also has a low glycemic index, meaning it won't cause huge spikes in blood sugar levels.


I am sending this chocolicious pudding to Sudeshna of Cook like a Bong's Holi - The Festival of Colors event, sponsored by CupoNation.

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5 comments:

  1. Hi Progna,
    Thanks so much for the entry to my event. Its a lovely post and a great recipe.

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  3. This is delicious with smooth consistency of cooked pudding!
    I didn't have agave and took a chance to substitute organic blonde
    coconut palm sugar (also low glycemic). It blended well and outcome was yummy! My family enjoyed it!
    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Cindy. Glad that your family liked it. Coconut palm sugar is new to me. I'll definitely give it a try.

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