AIP Avocado Pudding Recipe
Avocado pudding? Yes, it’s a thing, and this rich, chocolatey AIP avocado pudding recipe is an innovative dessert that’s quick and easy to make.
Picking the Right Avocado
For this pudding to be perfect, your avocados need to be ripe. It can be tricky to tell, but fortunately, avocados are pretty good at letting you know when they’re ready.
You just need to know the signs.
When you’re at the store, look for fruit that is on the darker side. Bright green avocados aren’t ready yet.
You also have to feel them out. Avoid the temptation to poke at them with your index finger. Instead, grasp them gently in the palm of your hand and give them a light squeeze.
Ripe avocados will feel slightly soft. If it yields easily, it’s likely overripe.
If you’ve got avocados waiting at home, you can also take a peek under the stem. Ripe fruit will be green, whereas overripe fruit will be brown.
You can also do a smell test. Overripe avocados might smell rancid – some describe it as pumpkin-like.
Planning for Ripeness
In an ideal world, you’d find the perfect avocados, head home, and immediately make this AIP pudding.
Realistically, you might need to purchase your avocados a few days in advance of when you’ll actually make this recipe.
If that’s the case, scout out avocados that aren’t quite ripe yet. Look for bright green avocados that are still firm.
A firm avocado will ripen in about four to five days depending on room temperature. If necessary, there are things you can do to speed things up.
The best trick is to stick them in a paper bag with an apple or banana. The bag will trap a plant hormone released by the apple or banana, which will cause all of the fruit inside to ripen quicker.
On the other hand, if your fruit is on the verge of ripening and you want to slow things down, you can store it in the refrigerator.
Eating Chocolate on AIP
If you check out the ingredients in this AIP avocado pudding, you’ll notice I’ve suggested carob powder instead of chocolate or cocoa powder.
Chocolate is high in phytic acid and often contains non-paleo ingredients. Carob powder, on the other hand, gives you a chocolatey flavor with no sugar and no caffeine, although you do need to check your labels to make sure you’re getting pure carob powder.
For a more in-depth explanation of my thoughts on eating chocolate on AIP, check out this article.
This rich, chocolatey AIP avocado pudding recipe is an innovative dessert that’s quick and easy to make.
- Blend well. Add addition honey and cinnamon, to taste.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Calories: 411
- Sugar: 12 g
- Fat: 30 g
- Carbohydrates: 35 g
- Fiber: 17 g
- Protein: 7 g