If you’d told me years ago that I would become such a chocolate addict, I’d probably have snorted and chortled my way right onto the floor. I always found it okay, but if given a choice would undoubtedly have chosen any number of other flavors as my preference over chocolate. So I’m still occasionally a little bit surprised at myself and my evolution into a veritable chocolate fiend.
Be that as it may, practically every time I put up a dessert or sweet-related post on this blog, it seems to include chocolate in some form or other. Why resist, eh! There are worse compulsions to have.
Spiced Chocolate Power Pudding
Beat 4 eggs thoroughly and set aside. In another bowl, set
1 ripe banana
1 splash lemon juice
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
Mash them together thoroughly! In a saucepan, pour
2 cups whole milk
Heat just until steaming.
Melt in 1/4 cup coconut oil and
5 ounces chocolate (I used Ibarra Mexican chocolate).
When it’s all melted together smoothly and
back to steaming (not scorching) temperature,
pour it in a thin stream and stir it carefully into the eggs.
Put this blend back in the saucepan and stir it constantly
over medium-high heat until it thickens.
Let it cool to room temp. Mix the egg blend and the
avocado mixture thoroughly and refrigerate the total until
well chilled and set. Overnight is good.
I love it when a recipe surprises you. You don’t automatically put “pudding” and “avocado” in the same sentence, unless, of course, you’re epicurious and adventurous. 🙂
Or ever so slightly addicted to avocados, a predilection I will readily confess. The great thing with them is that I have found that creamy texture and buttery richness, paired with their very mild flavor, makes them a perfect Secret Ingredient for a huge range of foods that I really love. Or is that the *terrible* thing about them?! Maybe I should just invest in an avocado ranch…
deliciousness does abound my friend. Love the idea of using cardamom with chocolate…..
You know me: I can’t think of many things I wouldn’t happily enhance with cardamom *and/or* chocolate, so they make a perfectly logical combination, in my view. 🙂
In a completely unsurprising turn of events, the bowl emptied out *very* quickly. Said the woman with the chocolate mustache. 😀
Resistance is futile I tell you, I shall have to make this ASAP. Fabulous flavour combination Kath.
My palette has changed over the years too, sill does actually.
Love and hugs to you dear.
🙂 Mandy xo
Change is the only constant—an aphorism never more applicable than in food choices! I hope you do get a chance to whip up this easy treat sometime. In the meantime, love and hugs right back across the ocean, which if we had our druthers should probably be made of liquid chocolate too. 😀
Looks like I’ll have a chocolate mustache soon! Sounds really yummy.
Since men are so busy re-embracing the hirsute lip fashion [and I doubt there are many women who differ from me in NOT wanting to join them!], perhaps it’s our female duty to embrace the chocolate mustache. Just for the sake of world peace, don’tcha know. 😀
Looks like a great recipe that I must try. I posted a chocolate recipe yesterday as well. Obviously great minds think alike!
I shall have to trot by and see what *you’ve* been cooking up as well!!! 😀