Chocolate Avocado Chia Breakfast Pudding

Chocolate Avocado Chia Breakfast Pudding

Were you just starting to feel like you had a groove going? I was then the holiday season started to ramp up and everything went sideways. My weeks were humming along nicely until recently and now I’m starting to feel suffocated by my To-Do list. Like clockwork this time of year, I always ask myself why I didn’t start holiday shopping in July. When, oh when, will I learn?

It’s not just the chores; it’s the commitments. For instance, a flyer came home from school the other day alerting parents to a school concert for the holidays. It also had specifications by class on what to wear. Now I’m tasked with finding Reindeer antlers. Awesome. And the concert is during one of our busiest weeks this holiday season and on a Wednesday night, one of busiest nights of the week. It’s all just par for the course this time of year. It’s why I’m glad I took the time to ramp up my rotation of easy dishes. We’ll be sharing those with you this whole month but first here’s another simple solution for breakfast. Like our overnight oats and chia pudding, it’s something you can whip together the night before (in under 10 minutes by the by) and pull from the refrigerator in the morning; handing it over to a hungry kid. Of course, you’ll need one for yourself too because while it may seem like kid food it’s got all kinds of grown up appeal.

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Photo by Maya Visnyei

Using a nutritious blend of avocado and banana, this morning pudding is lightly sweetened by maple syrup, enriched with chia and spiced by a pinch of cinnamon. It may seem like a stretch giving kids a chocolate flavoured anything in the morning but I like the fact I’ve seen little tongues lick the jar. I’ll take a huge hit of potassium from both the banana and avocado with a side of chocolate over a processed meal any day. What I’m not willing to do is spend an afternoon looking for Reindeer antlers.

Chocolate Avocado Chia Breakfast Pudding

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

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Ingredients

  • Makes 2 puddings
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 10 minutes
  • 2 ripe avocados, pitted
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 3 Tbsp (45 ml) cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) sea salt
  • 1 pinch cinnamon

Method

In a blender, place avocado, banana, cocoa, maple syrup, chia seeds, maple syrup, sea salt and cinnamon.

Whiz until blended.

Scoop pudding into jars and cover then store in the refrigerator.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Supy
    January 04, 21:25 Reply

    Waaaaaay too much cocoa powder amigos.
    Can you please check the ratios and get back to me? Really want to make this but the first attempt seems like a bit of a bust.

    • Laura
      January 15, 10:43 Reply

      Hi, Thank you for writing and sort for the delay in our reply. Please share with me what happened with your first attempt? The ratios are correct. As in, we use 1/4 cup of cocoa powder with two avocados and one banana. Let me know what happened and I’ll be delighted to help you. It’s a really yummy pudding and I’d love for it to work for you. Best, laura

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