I don’t think I spend enough time with dessert. I mean, don’t get me wrong – I’m far from some super-robot-dietitian who eats nothing but kale, avocados and nuts. I defiantly enjoy a little indulgence once in a while. The thing is, I would rather enjoy an indulgence outside of the home.

This is because:

  1. My baking skills are sub-par at best
  2. I only have one serving of dessert when out and can avoid having extras around in the house
  3. Time
  4. Time and…
  5. Time

While I make a solid effort to encourage myself and my clients to cook most of their meals at home, I can’t see making more time for making DESSERTS at home too!

However…I’m about to go against my usual pattern as I rave about this deceptively healthy dessert. I created this a few weekends ago during one of my experimental kitchen sessions (AKA play time). This takes less than 10 minutes to make and provides 14 grams of protein, 9 grams of fibre and is a healthy source of monounsaturated fat. Talk about filling! It’s gluten-free as well, which is a good news for my celiac and IBS clients.

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I’ve tried to make avocado puddings before with cocoa powder and they haven’t quite worked out. The secret to this delicious pudding is: real chocolate! I simply melted some chocolate pieces (couverture) in the microwave, in 30 second segments, mixed them with mashed avocado, added a bit of milk and lemon rind…and VOILA! Avocados rich and handsome cousin was born ;).

I love Greek yogurt but for someone who eats Greek yogurt at least once daily, I think it’s about time to switch things up a bit. I recently stumbled across Gay Lea’s Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese – and I’m a fan! With 10 grams of protein and 15% of your daily calcium needs for each 110 calories serving – it’s a pretty good nutrition deal! I love the yummy and smooth texture. I’ve added it to smoothies and have had it as a mid-afternoon snack with some apples too – it’s delicious!

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Without further ado- I present you with instructions for the the most deceptively delicious and nutritious dessert: Smooth Chocolate Avocado Pudding Parfait!

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