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Paleo Chocolate Pudding with Almond Date Topping

If you’ve been following our blog for a while you know that we are big fans of avocado! This recipe takes avocado, some cocoa, a little sweetener, a splash of coconut milk and vanilla – and makes a lovely silky chocolate pudding.

It is similar to the Paleo Chocolate Pudding I made a while ago, but the recipe below is quicker and a nice variation! I discovered it sort of by accident – as luck would have it – while trying to make a Paleo Chocolate Pie.. turned to soup.. turned to pudding!

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Ingredients for the Topping

  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 4-5 dates, pitted

Ingredients for Filling

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2-4 tbsp. cocoa (depending on how dark you like it)
  • 1-2¬†Tbsp agave syrup (or you could use maple or honey)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (adjust for consistency)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


  • In food processor, pulse almond meal and dates until crumbs form
  • For filling – combine all ingredients and blend with an inversion blender until smooth
  • Layer filling and topping in individual serving dishes



Mexican Hot Chocolate

Merry Merry Christmas everyone!

Feeling chilly? Need a drink after playing in the snow? This Mexican Hot Chocolate will warm you right up! A delicious blend of spices including ginger and cayenne make this a wonderful steamy drink for a cold winter day.

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Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 2 tsps cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • cayenne to taste (I use about 1/8 tsp, but I like it spicy!)
  • 1 Tbsp agave syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup milk (or coconut milk)
  • Half ‘n’ half or cream to taste


  • Mix dry ingredients in a cup
  • Add agave and water
  • Microwave on high for 20 seconds
  • Stir till well blended, add milk and return to the microwave for another minute or until hot
  • Add some whipped cream (optional)