Ever since I found out that there is a delicious dessert which contains avocado, I cannot resist more than a few days without enjoying its taste. Believe me, you will feel the same after trying this Chocolate Avocado Pudding. It is super easy to make and besides its delicious taste, it also has numerous health-boosting properties.
But Before Sharing the Recipe, We Will Say A Few Words about the Health Benefits of Avocados:
Avocados are full of plant sterols like beta-sitosterol, which are well known for their powerful antiestrogenic properties. They have the ability to block the estrogen receptors in our cells and reduce estrogen absorption rates. As a result of that, avocados help increase the testosterone levels in men and progesterone levels in women.
Also, some recent studies have shown that avocados (in both the flesh and the oil) have strong anti-aging properties which protect against free radical damage. They are able to penetrate inside our cell structures, enter the mitochondria, and activate its energy production. In this way, avocados help the cells to function properly, even when there are frequent attacks by free radicals.
The mitochondria has a crucial role in the fight against free radicals. They are central components of our cells that produce the majority of a cells energy from nutrients. The only downside of mitochondria is their ability to generate unstable chemicals that can cause damage to both the mitochondria itself and other cellular components. This damage can speed up the aging process, which is why many scientists around the world have been trying to find a way that will reverse this damage. After many years of research, it seems that they have found the solution to this big problem in avocado oil. The scientists say that this new discovery will completely change our view about avocados. According to the lead author of the study, Dr. Christian Cortez-Rojo, avocado oil causes accelerated respiration in mitochondria, which indicates that the use of nutrients for producing energy for cell functions remains effective even in cells attacked by free radicals and that mitochondria can produce little amounts of damaging free radicals.”
Other Health Benefits of Avocados:
Avocados are rich in many essential nutrients such as fiber, B-vitamins, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Folic Acid etc.
They can also improve the body’s ability to absorb fat-soluble nutrients from other fruits and veggies, like alpha and beta-carotene and lutein. In addition to this, avocados will also boost the immune system due to their powerful antifungal and antibacterial properties. Furthermore, some recent studies have shown that avocados can help prevent liver overload and boost the brain functions at the same time as a result of their high levels of the amino acid lecithin.
The Recipe for Chocolate Avocado Pudding (2 Serves)
You will need:
- 3 large avocado, soft and ripe
- 3-6 tablespoons coconut milk
- 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of raw honey
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
Instructions: Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Place the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes, and then enjoy your delicious pudding.