Now I'm not going to lie and I don't mean to offend anyone here! Chocolate custard for kids? We have all seen it and maybe just maybe we have given it to our kids?! When I was childless I saw it in packets at the supermarket and went really? People feed this to their kids? Yep I totally judged! But now having my own little person and knowing how much they love different textures and colours, I decided to make my own! There is nothing wrong with packet chocolate custard on the very very very ODD occasion, but have looks at the ingredients and tell me what you think Is it suitable for babies? personally, I think not........ But this one is!
(Check out my SUPERFOOD blog post for ages babies can have Cacao!)
This recipe requires next to no preparation:
1 ripe avocado
2tbs cacao powder
1tbs agave nectar or maple syrup or coconut syrup
1tsp vanilla bean paste (totally optional)
Blend and serve in a jar!
Seriously easy and no fuss!this chocolate mock custard has so many benefits for the kids and the adults! It's allergy friendly and so healthy, but even better it's really yummy and will have the fellas fooled that it's not naughty! Being completely dairy free, gluten free, egg free, preservative free, artificial colour and SUGAR free this desert, or breakfast option is the bees!
Benefits of this dish is that it provides healthy fats, which can help keep you and your kids fuller for longer, provides energy for busy kids, high in vitamins B6 A C E and K, magnesium, folate and fibre. Which means it's also great for PREGNANT mumma cravings!!!! The avocado adds a creaminess that is just divine, it's monounsaturated fats are anti inflammatory and fantastic for heart health and brain health.
Store it in old baby food jars, Tupperware or serve in lush ceramic bowls and decorate with, banana, frozen berries or just a handful of desiccated coconut and some nuts to make it more adult.
COCOA vs CACAO powder.
Cocoa is the name for the cacao beans that have been roasted, cleaned and then ground, meaning it can sometimes have less nutrients.
Raw Cacao is the same bean but still in its raw state, uncooked and contains a very high nutrient quality and lashings of antioxidants.