Prep time: 8 minutes
- 6 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ of an avocado
- ¼ c. chopped dates
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- ¼ c. water
- Combine the all of the ingredients (except for water) in a blender and mix until smooth.
- Add water to the blender until the consistency of the pudding is to your liking.
- Chill before serving.
Serving size: ¾ cup
This recipe has important nutrients for mom and baby, including:
Healthy fats (unsaturated fats) are used to fuel a baby’s growth and development. They are especially important for the development of the brain and nervous system. Healthy fats are found in olive oil, peanut oil, canola oil, avocados, and salmon. While fat is necessary in any healthy diet, it’s important to limit fat intake to 30% or less of your daily calorie intake.
Fiber is a nutrient that can help ease the constipation commonly associated with pregnancy. Whole grains (like whole-wheat bread, whole-grain cereals, and brown rice) and fruits, vegetables, and legumes (beans, split peas, and lentils) are good sources of fiber.
Reviewed by: Meredith Parkinson, RD, LDN