Lately, my breakfasts have become a bit boring.
I rotate between two fried eggs with a piece of sprouted wheat toast and strawberry jelly (I love the eggs with the sweet fruit spread), overnight oats, or a smoothie of some sort.
All are delicious in their own right, but recently, I haven't been looking forward to any of them.
I typically like my breakfasts to be fast, easy, and low in sugar (I'd rather have an after-dinner dessert than use up my 'sugar points' for the day on breakfast), and this pudding deliciously hits all three marks.
I've always been a fan of chocolate avocado pudding as well as the combination of chocolate and berries, so I thought, why not all of those ingredients together? I use a modest amount of cocoa powder just to give it a slight chocolate taste, while the addition of coconut milk and shreds adds sweetness and flavor.
It's makes one of the most elegant, yet appetizing, breakfasts I've had to date.
Blueberry Choco-Coconut Breakfast Pudding (Vegan, Paleo)
- 1 avocado
- 1 c. frozen blueberries
- 1 T. cocoa powder
- 2 T. coconut milk or another dairy-free milk
- 2 T. maple syrup you can also use 1/8 t. powdered stevia extract or a combination of the two
- pinch sea salt
- ½ t. vanilla
- 1 t. unsweetened coconut for topping
- Process all of the ingredients until smooth.
- Top with the coconut shreds and enjoy!
My daughters and I typically share this, as it is quite rich. They enjoy it immensely, and we all have a focused energy afterwards that I imagine is due in large part to the good fats from both the avocado and coconut.
I ate this yesterday and literally proceeded to clean my house like a 50's housewife on meth. 😀
Whether it's the last thing on your morning to-do list or not on your list at all, a healthy breakfast refuels your body, jump starts your day, and may even benefit your overall health and metabolism. So don't skip this meal, find ways to enjoy it!
What's your favorite quick breakfast?