We’re longtime fans of Silk products. My son adores Silk Vanilla Almondmilk, drinking it by the cup and pouring it over his cereal daily, and I love Silk Unsweetened Almondmilk in my favorite energy smoothie. I even bake with Silk products from time to time.
So I was intrigued by Silk’s “Bloom” campaign. I’ve known that nut milks are a tasty alternative to dairy products, but it never occurred to me that they’re actually a great way to start adding more plants to your diet.
But where does the “bloom” come in? Well, just like plants bloom when they’re healthy and strong, so do our bodies when we fill them with lots of healthy nutrients and get adequate amounts of both exercise and rest.
My husband and I started doing the P90X3 workout daily about a month-and-a-half ago, so we’ve been trying out tons of new, healthier recipes, and I’ve got lots to share with you. While I’ve only lost about a pound (my main focus is toning up and getting healthy), I’ve lost about 3 inches total overall, and I can tell my muscle tone is increasing. Plus I feel great!
Chocolate Avocado Pudding Recipe
By this point you’re probably wondering how chocolate pudding fits in with a healthier lifestyle… Perhaps you’ve heard of chocolate avocado pudding? Yeah, yeah, I was skeptical too, but it’s actually pretty amazing and an awesome, healthy treat.
My chocolate avocado pudding recipe gets a double-dose of plant-based ingredients by incorporating both avocados, which are packed with lots of healthy fats, and Silk Unsweetened Coconutmilk, which adds even more flavor and creaminess. Are you surprised?
You don’t have to take my word for it, though. I tested out my chocolate avocado pudding recipe the best way I know how — by serving it to my 5 unsuspecting kids. Aaaaannnddd, they loved it!
They do prefer it a little sweeter than I do, so I use 1/2 cup of sweetener when I’m preparing it for them, and they like it without the cinnamon. Personally, I like to only use about 1/3 cup of sweetener and add about 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to mine. But since it only takes minutes to make a batch, I can easily prepare two different variations to please everyone!Print
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/3-1/2 cup agave nectar or honey (to taste)
- 1/2 cup Silk Unsweetened Coconutmilk
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- Slice the avocados in half, remove the pit, and scoop the flesh out into a blender or food processor.
- Add the remaining ingredients, and blend or process until completely smooth.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.