I need to give credit here where it is due. I did not create this recipe...although I wish I had! I heard of it via friends who purchased a cookbook called "Simply Balanced" put together by the team leading the 8 Week Challenge. I believe the only change I made was removing the lemon juice. I think it is ingenious how they recreate the mouth-feel of instant boxed pudding through the use of avocado and banana! Who thinks of that?!? Plus it is all healthy.
Amazing Chocolate Pudding
1 avocado *
1 banana (as ripe as you like them)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 Tbsp Applebutter (Wellesely brand is my favorite)
1 cup Rice Milk *
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
Plain yogurt for topping*
Fresh fruit cut up for topping (peach and strawberry are my faves)
Place all ingredients in a food processor or use in a bowl with a hand processor and puree until smooth. Chill for an hour or two. Before serving, be sure to top the pudding with yogurt and fresh fruit.
Makes approx 3 cups of pudding.