For more information on eating a Hypo-Allergenic Diet see the end of the post.
Chocolate Avocado Pudding - Serves 4 (make 2 hours before consuming)
- 4 ripe avocados - peeled, pitted and cubed
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup coconut milk
- 1 tbsp honey (avoid unpasturized for pregnant women and infants)
- 1 frozen banana (optional- non hypo-allergenic)
Take the pitted and cubed avocados and either blend them in a food processor, blender or mashed them by hand until they are rich and creamy. Add in the cocoa powder, coconut milk and honey and blend until thoroughly mixed. Put in the refrigerator for an hour or more to enjoy as a delicious healthy snack or dessert.
PRO TIP: Peel, pit and cube your avocado then put it in the freezer over night before blending to give your pudding an extra kick. I also like to use my frozen pieces of avocado in my morning protein shakes to add some body to my drink without the added sugars.
NOTE: Since avocados have a lot of healthy oils, it is really good for your digestion, mental state, nerves, and cell function. However, you will want to refrigerate and cover your pudding right away and consume within the day or 2 of making to avoid the avocado oils from spoiling.
What is eating a Hypo-Allergenic Diet?
Hypo-Allergenic is also known as Oligoantigenic or Elimination diet.
This means that we avoid eating the most common ingredients that cause people inflammation and digestive issues. IT IS NOT A DIET TO LOSE WEIGHT. It should be viewed more as a food sensitivity TEST.
The top 5 offenders include: wheat, dairy, corn, soy, and eggs.
Note that some of the foods on the list are very nutritious, so if you are not sensitive to the food, bring them back into your diet (ie. eggs).
Also remember, many non-gluten or non-dairy foods may not be healthy. Just because they remove those ingredients does not mean they haven’t replaced them with other poorer quality ingredients.
Try and stay away from packaged, canned, processed and deep fried foods. And be cautious of dehydrated and dried foods for they often contain added sugars and preservatives. Raw and fresh is often your best bet for optimal health.
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