Two new adventures and the healthiest chocolate pudding you’ve ever eaten!

So Monday I got to experience Inauguration 2013 firsthand! It was COLD, but it was also an amazing experience that I will remember for a lifetime and my first new adventure of 2013! I love living in Washington, DC!

We were even closer than this during the ceremony!

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What’s adventure #2? Well, over the past few years I’ve been trying to decide what career path would make me excited to go to work each day while providing me with the opportunity to grow and help others do the same. A few months ago I had a lightbulb moment, and decided I wanted to pursue a career in the health and fitness field. Yesterday, I finally took a huge step on my journey into a new career by submitting my application for a Master’s in Health Promotion! It’s only one small step on the road to a career in the public health field, but it feels like a giant leap after years of feeling like I don’t know where I’m headed. One application down, one to go!

Fingers Crossed!

Photo on 1-22-13 at 4.39 PM #2

So, to celebrate my new adventure (even tho the real celebration will be if I get into the program)…I made the best/healthiest pudding/most antithetical dish you’ve probably never made/tasted/everthoughtexisted…

Chocolate Avocado Pudding/Dip (2 servings) 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado, medium in size (about 150g)
  • 2 TBSP Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder
  • 1-2 TBSP honey (depending on how sweet you like it and how much stevia you use)
  • A few drops of chocolate flavored liquid stevia (which you can leave out)

Put all ingredients in a food processor. Whir whir whir until smooth, and then put it in the fridge for about an hour (if you can wait that long).

Since I like to keep my snack/meals balanced between carbos and protein, so I took this yummy chocolatety deliciousness and put it on top of some greek yogurt, added a dollop of Straw/cran Chia Jam and some crushed walnuts…YUM-O!

My Avocado Pudding Concoction

Bonus? Avocados are rich in Potassium, B vitamins, vitamin K and E, and contain monounsaturated fats, which help reduce LDL cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterol). And… avocados are high in fiber (about 6.7g fiber per 100g avocado), which when added to the 2g of fiber you get from the cocoa powder gives this recipe a whopping dose of roughly 12g of natural fiber and 3g of protein per serving.

Do you have any new adventures going on in 2013 or a crazy combo recipe to share?

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