Clean eating is a daily goal in our family. It’s a challenge every day, particularly when trying to balance the needs and schedules of 5 people. Here’s what we consume on a daily basis:
Raw milk and other dairy from grass-fed cows
Eggs from pastured chickens
Meats from pastured animals
Lots of brightly colored vegetables, some organic and some conventional
Some fresh fruits, mainly apples and berries
Nuts and seeds
There are some packaged snacks in there too, though I’m picky about their content. And then there are days here and there when we’re off the wagon, when the challenge of clean eating is too big to wrangle.
Recently I began a quest to incorporate avocado into our meals. My first success occurred when I perfected a recipe for chocolate avocado pudding. Even Maddy likes it, which is saying a lot!
Here’s what you need: 3 ripe avocados, 1/3 to 1/2 cup heavy organic cream, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/3 cup grade B maple syrup, and 1/3 cup unprocessed cocoa.
Here’s what you do: in a large bowl, place the peeled avocado and mash it as best you can. Add cream, vanilla, cocoa, and syrup, taking care to mix so that the cocoa doesn’t throw a cloud of puff in your face. The, hit the mixture with an immersion blender (I’m sure you could use a food processor too). Blend until the pudding is silky and all ingredients are well combined. Sometimes I add a little more cream to boost the silk effect. You might need a tad more syrup, depending on your preferences.