I don’t have very much to say today…but I’m thinking I should gather my thoughts on acid reflux based on all the emails and messages I got after mentioning the aloe remedy for it in my last post! I hope that whoever tries the aloe will let me know how it goes, and what dose you end up sticking with—it helps me help other people too! For now, we’ll just add another point to the scoreboard for the Food as Medicine team…
Today, I kept things simple in my schedule. I worked a lot, played a little, and I am thinking about relaxing for a bit now before I begin the process again tomorrow! My mom and I went on a long walk, and talked about how funny it is that now that the weather is so amazing, people are talking about how awful the summer might be—we decided not to do that, but just to enjoy the early warmth (and think about moving to Florida and having warm weather all the time!).
The perfect thing for me to eat on a day like this (or any day, really) is avocado pudding. It’s quick, easy, delicious, and doesn’t make too big of a mess! I have several ripe avocados from my last SoCal Avocados shipment (luckily they keep well for a couple weeks in the fridge when ripe!), and I used three today for pudding. I’ve found that pudding becomes smoothest when made in larger batches, but I’ve also found that the more I make, the more I eat…such a predicament be be in!
I’ve posted this recipe before, but I’ll post it again — and really, there’s not necessarily a recipe because the amounts you add really depend on your avo flavor and sizes, the type of cocoa you’re using, and how sweet you like your pudding! I also like to add protein powder sometimes, and to make vanilla flavored instead of chocolate.
Dark Chocolate Avocado Pudding
1/4 cup cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark)
1/4 cup any kind of milk
1/4 cup maple syrup or other sweetener (I used stevia only–1 tsp)
Blend or process until smooth! I’d probably use a food processor unless you have a high-speed blender (like a vita-mix or blendtec). Remember—taste as you go and adjust the amounts accordingly!
I hope you’re having a great week!
I’m one “Like” away from 800 on Facebook…once I get there, I’ll do a giveaway — I have some ideas of My Favorite Things to give away!