Awww, come on now, did anyone not expect these two twin registered dietitian nutritionists and avocado & chocolate lovers to not eventually mix these two loves together to make a rich, creamy, scrumptious, yet healthy pudding?! 🙂 It was just too easy with them both always staring us down! 🙂
This number takes all of the less than healthy out of a creamy, comfort food– and it’s rich and chocolately! So if you crave chocolate but feel like you’ve been less than healthy after you have it, well then this is just the guilt-free treat for you to indulge in– healthy Chocolate Avocado Pudding! As you probably are aware, we love to create recipes that contain avocado (have you tried our Avocado and Olive Pasta or our Egg Cups with Creamy Avocado with Sun-dried Tomato or our Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Avocado Boats. Avocados are packed with more than 20 nutrients, good-for-you monounsaturated fats and is responsible for the oh-so-creamy texture, while the cocoa powder adds that rich and decadent chocolate sensation.
The oh-so-creamy texture in this pudding is from the avocado and the cocao powder adds that rich and decadent chocolate sensation—and together they create this super light, rich and fluffy mousse!
And while your taste buds bask in creamy wonderland, this Chocolate Avocado Pudding actually does quite a number of amazing things for your body!
Other than the 20 nutrients and healthy fats this mousse contains:
- magical skin nourishing ingredients–antioxidants like vitamin C, beta-carotene and Vitamin E from the avocado.
- Vitamin C keeps skin youthful and elastic by aiding in collagen formation
- Beta carotene helps give a healthy glow and hue while protecting skin from sun damage
- Antioxidants guard against premature aging by helping to prevent cell damage
- Powerful anti-inflammatory compounds give skin a smoother appearance
- Plus avocados are naturally rich in water, so they create moisture within your skin, plumping the cells and filling the crevices in your skin (and preventing a dry, flaky scalp and moisturizing hair too!)
- Avocado’s mono-unsaturated fat acts as an additional nourishing lotion for the skin.
- And from the cocao powder—the benefits!– cocoa flavanols support healthy circulation. This means that aside from promoting cardiovascular health, they improve the flow of oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body, helping you to perform and feel your best while nourishing your skin, eyes, muscles and all parts of your body—and who doesn’t want a gorgeous complexion, energized muscles and a strong heart?! We certainly do!
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Nutritional information, per 1 serving
87 calories, 6.7 g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 10.5 mg sodium, 8.8 g carbohydrates, 3.2 g fiber, 1.7 g sugar, 1.5 g protein
- ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 ripe avocado
- ¼ cup cocao powder (or cocoa powder)
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk, divided in half
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Slice and peel the avocado and put into fruit processor or blender.
- Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave with a microwave safe bowl in 15 second intervals, adding splashes of water as needed to keep the consistency smooth
- In the blender, add the melted chocolate chips, cocao powder, half of the almond milk and vanilla extract to the avocado.
- Blend ingredients together until smooth, adding in more almond milk if needed.
- Pour the creamy rich mousse evenly into 6 mini muffin tins for you and your friends to enjoy now, or store in fridge for a cold but sweet treat later! Feel free to add some sliced strawberries or almonds on top!
11 responses to “Chocolate Avocado Pudding”
This recipe was fast and easy to make. It tasted soo good!
Hi Kim! Yay! We’re so glad you liked it! Thank you so much for the compliments!– and your feedback, it means a lot to us!! xoxo
Oh good! Thank you so much for letting us know Kim! We’re so glad you liked it!! xoxo
I love this recipe and even gave it to my husband who hates avocados, but he loved it as well (full confession – i still haven’t told him how i made it ! )
Hi Toni! That’s amazing! Thank you so much for letting us know! 🙂 No need to tell him, just let him enjoy! 😉 Thank you Toni! xoxo
Making this today as it sounds so good. Wonder if you could add protein powder to up the protein. I have some chocolate covered cherry protein powder that sounds like it would be a good addition but don’t want to ruin it and have to go get more avocado this weekend.
Hi Mamaleta! We’ve never tried it with protein powder but it may take away some of the creaminess by changing the ratio of powder to creamy avocado. It may be fine though!! We just haven’t tried it! Please let us know how it turns out if you do as that sounds like an fabulous way to bump up the protein! xoxo
Love the simplicity of the recipe and it is something I can have when my sweet tooth kicks in. Also nice that avocados come in the frozen section of the stores now so I can always have some on hand.
Hi Mamaleta!Thanks so much for the compliments on the recipe! Oh wow–we haven’t seen the frozen avocado, how fabulous! That may not blend as well to make this mousse super fluffy but is great to have on hand! Maybe you can try once without it being frozen to see how it compares? Please let us know! Thanks so much for your comment! xoxo
Do you think I could substitute skim milk for the almond milk? I could add a drop of almond extract.
Hi Linda! We haven’t tried it but we think that could work! The almond milk texture is great but it’s such a small amount that the milk may be just as good! Please let us know! And thanks for trying it! xoxo