Chocolate gets a lot of attention this month because of Valentine’s Day. While real dark chocolate does provide some nutritional value, most of the chocolate from the stores is loaded with sugar and some not-so-great ingredients.
One of our favorite chocolate treats is our homemade pudding. Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it is loaded with antioxidants, healthy fats and a deliciously creamy chocolate flavor. Plus, the coconut oil and raw honey provide medicinal benefits and immune support. Just make sure not to give the raw honey to infants who are less than 1 year old.
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
- pinch of sea salt
Blend ingredients in a food processor, serve immediately, or pour into popsicle molds for a delicious frozen treat. This is also a wonderful fruit dip and makes a nice presentation when served up with fresh, sliced strawberries.
Kate Doubler of Deephaven is a mom of five children, a nurse and online health influencer. Taste more at realfoodrn.com.