nourishing indulgence

If you have a major sweet tooth like me, then you will thank me for sharing this recipe I stumbled across last week.  I was in the mood for something sweet so I went in search of more nourishing alternatives.  Enter this recipe for avocado chocolate pudding.  It might sound weird and even gross, but seriously, this is my favorite new treat!  Bring this to a party and no one would ever know you were serving them chocolaty avocados. ;)  It’s that good.

I went with the honey option for sweetening, but you could also use dates as the recipe suggests, or play around with other natural sweeteners like agave nectar.  I’ve made this twice since discovering it.  The first time I sprinkled sea salt on top (just like the recipe says) and while I’m a huge fan of salty chocolate, it wasn’t my favorite for this dish.  The second time I made it I skipped the sea salt and that is my preferred way of enjoying this pudding. Of course, you can play around with it and see what works for you.

I hope you’re enjoying these sultry summer days!

juice boost

My Sweetheart wasn’t feeling well last week, so in an attempt to help him feel better (and boost my own immune system as well!) I  made a huge pot of chicken noodle soup and a few big batches of green juice. Juicing is a lot of fun and there’s just something so refreshing about a tall, cold glass of fresh green juice.

Here’s my (current) favorite green juice recipe (serves 2):

  • 2 apples
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 1/2 – 2 celery stalks
  • Lots of kale!

But really, you can play around and try any number of combinations depending on what you have.  For me, the essential ingredients for a yummy green juice are the apples and the lemons.  They make a really good base, provide a lot of juice, and also make it taste kind of like a really healthy lemonade.

Happy juicing!