November 6, 2016

Chocolate Avocado Pudding and Messy Fun!

Today I have something fun to share with y'all! I teamed up with one of my favorite brands, Dreft, to talk about getting messy! My kiddos sure are messy, especially baby Stella and you know what? I don't mind at all! To me a messy baby is a sign of a happy, well-adjusted baby and as long as they are having fun, I know I can let Dreft tackle the dirty work later! 
Since we are talking about getting messy today I decided to share a messy but good recipe with y'all: Chocolate Avocado Pudding! This five ingredient healthy treat is made in minutes and perfect for feeding your little ones and letting them have a messy ol' time. In fact I even let my two finger paint with their pudding!
Dreft products are specially formulated to be hypoallergenic, gentle on skin, tough on stains, and with a fresh baby scent.

Do you have a messy baby at home too? Be sure to enter Dreft's Messiest Baby Contest here: www.parents.com/dreftmessiestbabycontest and check out their Twitter party on November 14th.

Scroll down for more info along with the recipe and a Dreft gift card giveaway!

 
Last month actress Molly Sims got a little messy with the little ones and helped Dreft launch their nationwide search for Dreft’s America’s Messiest Baby at the Dreft Messy Play Date Party in New York City. This busy Mama has two children and one on the way and she understands the value of messy play!
Dr. Dyan Hes, Medical Director of Gramercy Pediatrics, has partnered with Dreft. She is a pediatrician and a mother and has some great tips on bringing out your baby's messy side!
  • Get outside and embrace nature. Let them explore and learn and get a little dirty! 
  • Have fun in the bath! Use warm water and a mild cleanser for sensitive baby skin and let them splash and play!
  • Let them use their fingers! Playing with food is a great way to practice grasping and when they are older counting and sorting too. Finger foods for snack time are a great idea but you can also try my idea- finger painting with food! Messy and edible fun!


The Dreft #MessiestBabyContest Twitter Party will take place on Monday, November 14th from 9PM-10Pm EST. There are some really great prizes including an iRobot Roomba! 
 RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2f1Djbj

Enter to win Dreft’s America’s Messiest Baby Contest for a chance to have your little cutie featured on the cover of Parent’s Magazine!  All you have to do is submit a photo of your messy baby at www.parents.com/dreftmessiestbabycontest . You can also enter on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #messiestbabycontest. Winners will also receive a supply of Dreft laundry detergent!

Ingredients: 

Makes 2 servings
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp honey {can substitute agave nectar or maple syrup}
  • 6 tablespoons skim milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and blend with a hand mixer or in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Scoop into two small bowls and serve or cover and chill for later. 


 Peel the avocado, remove the pit, and chop.
 I use unsweetened cocoa powder along with honey to sweeten. You could also try agave or maple syrup if you have a little one under 1. 
 Add avocado and cocoa powder to a blender or food processor. 
I found that it was easier to mix if I mashed up my avocado first.
 Now drizzle in honey. I also like to add 1 tsp vanilla for a little extra flavor.
 Finally add milk. I started with 1/4 cup but ended up adding 6 tbsps total.
 Blend it up until smooth.
 It should be smooth and creamy- just like traditional pudding!
Ava decided she wanted to help me mix so we blended our pudding in a bowl with our hand mixer too. This made it the perfect texture and bonus- the kids got to lick the beaters!  
Scoop into two small bowls and serve or cover and chill for later. 
 Who doesn't love to lick the beaters?!
 My little foodie was so excited to try this pudding for the first time!
 It was lip smackin' good!
 Time to dig in...and get messy!
 After they snacked on their pudding I gave them poster board and let them finger paint- with pudding!
 Stella loved it and then decided to paint herself!
 I just love my adorable messy baby girl!
 Their pudding creations! 
 These two make my heart happy! 
And yes they went straight in the bath after their messy fun!

Enter to win a Dreft Messiest Baby Prize Package.

 Includes a $50 AMEX giftcard and Dreft products!
As the #1 baby laundry detergent choice of pediatricians and a trusted brand for more than 80 years, the Dreft product line meets the different needs of growing babies and their families.

Stay connected with Dreft


This post and giveaway were made possible by iConnect and Dreft. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.



Pin It Now!

56 comments:

  1. Spaghetti is my grandsons favorite messy meal.

    ReplyDelete
  2. My babies favorite messy meal is my Spaghetti and Meatballs meal! She makes a huge mess. But it is so cute!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh she love Ravioli but thinks she needs to feed it to herself so it is so messy!

    ReplyDelete
  4. My son's favorite messy meal is lasagna

    ReplyDelete
  5. My granddaughter's favorite is spaghetti and meatballs.

    ReplyDelete
  6. My son has always liked stuffed shells in sauce.

    ReplyDelete
  7. My son loves lasagna and it's definitely messy. That red sauce was invented by detergent companies, to get you to buy more detergent, I'm sure of it. :)
    thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  8. My child's favorite messy food is chocolate cake.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Little man is learning how to use a spoon with plain baby food, so practically every meal is his favorite messy food lately!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Pasta is a favorite messy food.

    ReplyDelete
  11. My little one loves chocolate budding.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Rice cereal so far. He loves it!

    ReplyDelete
  13. My daughters was her first birthday cake.

    ReplyDelete
  14. My daughters favorite messey meal is yogurt! It even gets the hair that is pulled back!

    ReplyDelete
  15. My twins love ice cream and yogurt! It get everywhere!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Favorite messy meal is anything with tomato sauce!

    ReplyDelete
  17. My son's favorite messy meal is meatballs in sauce.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Cottage cheese1

    ReplyDelete
  19. My niece's favorite messy food is frosted cupcakes.

    ReplyDelete
  20. My little's favorite messy meal would be nachos!!Yum yum!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Cupcakes are probably the messiest.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I don't have a baby, but my nieces favorite messy meal is creamy macaroni and cheese.

    ReplyDelete
  23. My grandson's favorite messy meal is definitely spaghetti! He likes to dip his breadstick in his spaghetti for an even bigger mess!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I have memories of cake in the hair and all over the place so that was a favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Her fravorite messy meal is spaghetti.Although, she can make quite a mess with peanut butter and jelly too.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Oatmeal! I even have picture to prove it :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Her favorite messy meal is spaghetti!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Favorite messy meal is mashed banana and oatmeal.
    thank you

    ReplyDelete
  29. Oh I have to say spaghetti for sure! He loves it so much...but oh its so messy!

    ReplyDelete
  30. She would make a mess of sweet potatoes

    ReplyDelete
  31. Macaroni and cheese! She gets cheese everywhere and since she's blonde it's really hard to tell what is cheese and what is hair sometimes!

    ReplyDelete
  32. The messiest meal would be spaghetti-os.

    ReplyDelete
  33. My grandkids love apple sauce, sloppy Joe and mashed potatoes.

    ReplyDelete
  34. I actually do not have a baby but my grand-neice's fav messy meal is DEF spaghetti. Total cliche, I know, but so true! hahaha!

    ReplyDelete
  35. When my daughter was a baby she loved spaghetti. It would be in her hair, up her nose, everywhere. We would put a sheet down under her highchair while she ate.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Anything with frosting: they end up wearing more than they get in their mouths.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Having 5 kids I think there are many messes but anything with a sauce like spaghetti, pizza, etc. they seem to really make a mess with.

    ReplyDelete
  38. My son loves pasta and always makes a mess!

    ReplyDelete
  39. I think the messiest would be spaghetti or cupcakes!!

    ReplyDelete
  40. My grand daughter loves spaghetti and she just had her first messy cupcake yesterday for her first birthday.

    ReplyDelete
  41. My son loves to eat white rice!!! And my three month old is breast fed can't wait to introduce solids!!!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Spaghetti is my daughters messier meal;)

    JMATEK@WI.RR.COM

    ReplyDelete
  43. Favorite messy meal has got to be spaghetti. Luckily kids clean up quite easily! The dog likes the mess on the floor I think they are in cahoots sometimes :)
    ellen beck on fomm

    ReplyDelete
  44. I have a newborn but he can make quite the mess with milk!!

    ReplyDelete
  45. lasagna! He loves it & it gets him & his highchair very messy!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Spaghetti is my daughter's favorite messy meal. They like to use their fingers when eating this special meal :) Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  47. MY NIECE;S 1ST BDAY PARTY SHE HAD CAKE ALL IN HER HAIR.

    ReplyDelete
  48. My babies messiest moment was when I gave her fruit salad.

    ReplyDelete
  49. My kids messiest meal would have to be spaghetti! My youngest kids wears the sauce and noodles!

    ReplyDelete
  50. My kiddos make messes with cheetos.

    ReplyDelete
  51. My son with a plate of spaghetti and sauce he has it all over his face and the floor

    ReplyDelete
  52. My baby's favorite messy food is ice cream.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...