Healthy Chocolate Avocado Pudding
By Madhuri Phillips • June 20th, 2012 • 7201 Views
Though it's true that this recipe helps to decrease pitta in the summer season, I would eat this anytime of year because I love it! It’s been a staple in my diet the last little while and I think it should become it’s own food group.
Pitta is the fire element and governs the summer season. In Ayurveda this is the time of year to eat foods that have a more cooling nature, especially if you are an individual with a pitta/ fire constitution. Avocados, maple syrup and coconut are all cooling in nature and will keep the fiery emotions such as irritation or anger at bay. Besides who can be upset when they’re eating chocolate avocado pudding?
Not only a delicious dessert, this delicacy is packed with Ayurvedic goodness. Avocados are filled with healthy fats and vitamins A, C, E, K and B6, cacao is a great source of anti-oxidants and maple syrup is rich in zinc and manganese that support the immune system.
4 tbsp maple syrup
4 tbsp cacao powder
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 tsp cardamom
1/4 tsp dry ginger
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp shredded coconut as topping
1 tbsp broken pistachios/ pecans/ almonds/ walnuts as topping
Only takes a few minutes so all of you pitta types can get back to your to do lists and conquering the world ASAP!
Cut your ripe avocados in half, scoop out the pits and scrape the avocado flesh into your blender. Add all the other ingredients minus the toppings and blend. Sprinkle on toppings of your choice. Voila!
Depends who you’re talking to…if you love this you may be able to enjoy the whole recipe yourself however there is enough to share with a friend if you’re feeling generous.
Madhuri is an internationally known Yoga teacher (E-RYT), certified Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist (CAS) and Pancha Karma Specialist (PKS). She has done advanced study with world renowned, Dr. Vasant Lad in the USA and India. Madhuri is a head faculty member of the Langara College Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Programs, a radio host for Drishti Point Yoga Radio and currently organizes the Vancouver Ayurveda Meet-Up Group. Madhuri has shared her knowledge and wisdom with students across Canada, in England and in India for more than a decade and is currently the director of Madhuri Ayurveda & Yoga in Vancouver.
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