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Quick Tip: How to Choose an Avocado

The taste of a perfectly ripe and creamy avocado is unmatched, and can enhance so many recipes. But figuring out when it is in its prime for eating can be a little tricky.

Today, RESTART Instructor, Courtney Cronk is sharing a quick tip for how to choose the perfect avocado.

How to choose an avocado

You can tell a good bit about how ripe an avocado is from the stem. When shopping for a ripe avocado, pull the stem out and if the flesh is green it’s likely a good one. If the flesh is brown, pop the stem back in and put it back. ????

-Courtney Cronk, MA NTP, Nourish Portland

Here is a delicious pudding recipe made with avocado. Just right for a nutrient-dense sweet treat.

Non-Dairy Chocolate Avocado Pudding Recipe

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

From the RESTART® Cookbook 

By: Jeni Hall

Makes 2 Servings


  • 1 green tipped banana
  • 1 avocado (mushy to the touch)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder or raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk or other nut milk; optional.


1- Blend all ingredients in a food processor/blender until smooth.

2- If you want it thicker, leave out the milk. If you want it a bit creamier and thinner, add the milk.

3- Chill for a few hours/overnight for best results.

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Quick TIp: How to Choose an Avocado

Non-Dairy Chocolate Avocado Pudding Recipe

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