Chocolate Avocado Dream Pudding
If you know me at all, you know I spend a lot of time thinking about food, talking about food, cooking food, and trying new foods! But, not in the traditional sense. All my food fantasies are centered around how to use food to create health. So, when the opportunity comes up to create a recipe that's delicious and also helps me on my overall mission to improve health, I'm up for the challenge! For this Metagenics recipe challenge I incorporated the gut healing properties of the Ketogenic Collagen and UltraGI Replenish with the powerhouse nutrition found in avocados and cacao powder to create a heavenly pudding that can also be frozen and enjoyed as an "ice cream."
Metagenics Ketogenic Collagen is a sugar-free formula also without dairy, lactose, soy, wheat, and gluten, making it keto-and paleo-friendly. The collagen peptides are from grass-fed, pasture-raised sources and help support healthy skin, nails, bones and joints. In addition, collagen can be used to help improve gut health in those with a compromised GI function.
Metagenics UltraGI Replenish is a medical food formulated to support those with digestive disorders. It promotes the growth of healthy gut microbiota and the formulated proprietary pea/rice protein blend with added essential amino acids helps to meet the protein needs of those with malabsorption. In addition, the product has been designed to support patients with altered gut function and compromised intestinal mucosal integrity.
As with any nutritional supplement, these do not replace a healthy, personalized diet. But in conjunction with the appropriate eating plan, they can help support a healthy gut microbiome, which is crucial for overall health.
Check out my chocolate dream avocado dream pudding/"ice cream" recipe below! What are your favorite healthy toppings?
Servings: 3 (1/2cup)
1 large ripe avocado, stone removed and diced
1/2 large ripe banana, I like to use them frozen, but fresh are fine too
1/3 cup unsweetened nut milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 Tbsp cacao powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp sea salt
1 scoop Metagenics UltraGI Replenish chocolate flavor medical food powder
1 scoop Metagenics Ketogenic Collagen unflavored
1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor
2. Blend on high until smooth
3. Serve topped with chopped nuts, fresh fruit, and/or dark chocolate chips
If you want to serve this dish as an "ice cream" simply place in a shallow dish and freeze for 4 hours or overnight. Let it sit out for 10 - 15 minutes prior to serving to soften. Top with your favorites.
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Disclaimer: I am a provider for Metagenics. I trust the quality of their supplements and recommend them to my clients. For this recipe contest, I was provided with Metagenics GI Replenish and Ketogenic Collagen samples in exchange for my honest, professional opinion.