Snack Pack and Kozy Shack chocolate pudding flavor profile, texture, and mouthfeel were our inspiration and what we were after with this recipe. Our challenge was to seamlessly integrate the essential nutrients for growing brains and remove the nasties lurking in conventional puddings (that make them so darn creamy and delicious). We think we’ve done it: This recipe has been kid-approved in our test kitchen! We love this pudding so much that we recommend it to the young at heart too for a decadent, brain-healthy breakfast, snack, or dessert.
1/4 cup fresh blueberries, plus extra for garnish
1 Tbsp true (Ceylon) cinnamon
1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
2 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced
4 Tbsp raw cacao powder
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
1 Tbsp pure maple syrup or coconut sugar (optional)
Pinch of sea salt, to taste (optional)
Slivered or whole almonds, for garnish (optional)
Add all ingredients except garnishes to blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Transfer to container and refrigerate. (Pudding will last in fridge, covered, for 2 to 3 days.)
To serve, garnish individual portions with a few blueberries and almonds, if desired.