Wednesday, November 12, 2014

My two favorite things; Chocolate and avocados! How about together?!?

     Two things I'm obsessed with is chocolate and avocados.  I've learned that avocados are one of the healthiest foods on the planet, and I spent a lot of energy trying to come up with ways to make them more interesting.  I even developed my own creation of pico de gallo meets guacamole  and I named "it pico de guac";)  This stuff is "to die for!"

  Chocolate however, contrary to popular belief, outside of being hearth healthy, the fat in chocolate is the wrong kind, and it's a love affair that stays with you and your hips forever.

     But today I'm here with a public service announcement to save anymore avocados from losing their lives unnecessarily. 

     I was watching a cooking show and the chef was actually demonstrating how to make a "healthy" chocolate pudding out of avocados.  I thought I had hit the jackpot!  But in my opinion, the chocolate would cancel out the health benefits of the avocado; I was skeptical, yet intrigued.  If this works, I will have discovered something that would do all but solve world peace!!

     This man added a huge glop of honey ( I swear he must have squeezed that bear for two full minutes), then he added cocoa powder to the concoction and whipped it "forever", and it did look exactly like chocolate pudding.  However, that much honey to disguise the avocado still made me think of hours and hours on the tread mill.

     You know I'm always brainstorming, and my brilliant idea was to replace the honey with Stevia, which is a healthy sweetener (five packets for two avocados was surely enough) and this way I could have my cake and eat it too:)

     You know how they say if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck... well this looked like chocolate pudding but one bite told me it was avocados, disguised as chocolate pudding.

     I was all set to give it to my friend Maryann because she absolutely loves avocados. Maybe she could actually look past the chocolate disguise. I took one more bite and tried to convince myself it was good, but I wasn't feeling it.  I couldn't put Maryann through the torture, and as a result she only got the warning of what not to do...

     Was honey the key??  Who knows... will I try it again... heck no!!  But one thing I learned from this experiment is: if it seems too good to be true, it probably is;)

Have a great day!!


1 comment:

  1. LOL I was with ya there for a few lines... I'm not at all a fan of avocados and thought maybe enough honey to disguise the taste... but agree abbot the treadmill time necessary to balance that much honey and I don't treadmill!

    BTW, your first photo today is gorgeous! :)


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