Chocolate avocado pudding has been done to death, I can surely admit that. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t provide my own spin on it, right? So often, we assume that because an idea has been done before we shouldn’t bother adding to the discussion. As I learned from listening to a Marie Forleo video, although an idea has been done before, it hasn’t been done by you yet. So get comfy and ready to make my version of chocolate chia avocado pudding!
Chocolate Chia Avocado Pudding & The Comparison Trap
I love chocolate chia avocado pudding and they are usually my go-to dessert option for myself and when I am entertaining. It doesn’t hurt that they are super easy to make and can be topped with whatever you heart desires. They also store well in the fridge making them an easy dessert to make ahead of time or you can whip it up and serve it in less than 10 minutes. If you want to get super fancy with them you can by adding different herbs, adaptogens or flavours, truly the possibilities are endless.
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Let’s get back to the idea that what you offer isn’t of value because its been done before. This kind of thinking is especially prominent in the nutrition and food blogging world. I see it first hand all the time and it truly makes me sad. I totally get it and have fell in that camp before, but when I see other women nutritionists react negatively to another’s success it bums me right out. The business can be competitive and I understand that. But its important to put things in perspective sometimes and realize that at the end of the day, we are all trying to do the same thing, which is spread our message of health and wellness. There are over 7 billion people in the world, meaning there are more than enough people to serve that we don’t need to get upset over one’s social media following or perceived success. Sadly, I have dealt with this on more than one occasion and it just really bothers me. I am the first person to be happy and congratulate a fellow friend, nutritionist on their bad-assery and work and I truly mean it. If they are succeeding it means I can too, thats how I choose to look at it.
Enough about that though, lets get to this delicious recipe and the ingredients for a minute.
I was inspired by this recipe from Joyous Health when I saw that she used chia seeds in a pudding and thought that would be a great addition to my regular chocolate avocado pudding. See, inspiration comes from others ideas, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it and develop your own spin on something. It’s ok to do that and make something your own, provided of course that you give credit where it is due. So although the idea of chocolate avocado pudding has been done to death in the food blogging world, there is always an opportunity to put your own spin on it and make it your own. Because guess what? Guaranteed there are people out there than have never had or heard of avocado pudding before. When I served this to family, they were amazed with how good it was and had never had it before, so it was new to them. Sometimes, its easy to over analyze our ideas and think this is too basic or its been done before, but remember to someone else, this is new and exciting.
I love my chia seeds as they are a great source of fibre, protein and good fats, this means they do a great job at filling you up and helping to keep you feeling full. The same goes for avocado, my favourite fruit! This means this type of dessert not only meets your chocolate cravings, but it also is nutrient dense, filling and incredibly healthy. Like I said in the beginning of this post, make it your own too by adding in different options and serving it with different fruits, coconut flakes, nuts/seeds or coconut whipped cream for a super indulgent treat.
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Remember your ideas matter and even if you feel sometimes that something has been done before, it has never been done by you. Also, support one another and their success, it doesn’t mean you too can’t be successful. One’s success doesn’t hinder your own.
- 2 small-medium avocados
- ¼ cup dairy free milk + 1 tbsp. as needed to blend to your consistency
- 3 tbsp. chia seeds
- ⅓ cup raw cacao powder
- 3-4 tbsp. raw honey (start with 3 and see if you need it sweeter), you can also use maple syrup
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- Good pinch of sea salt (about ¼ tsp)
- Add all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until combined.
- Add the extra tablespoon of milk as needed.
- Serve in a cup/bowl with extra toppings like berries, banana and/or granola.