Last updated on February 16th, 2019
Healthy Chocolate Pudding Recipe – Avocado Style
In my house, no bake recipes are the most important kind of recipes! Even many of our favorite desserts (like salted chocolate fudge!) ignores the use of our oven. The reason for this is that it makes snacks or desserts simple, easy and quick to whip up! And as a busy mama of two, fast recipes are something I need. And this healthy chocolate pudding recipe is something I definitely need.
There was a time when I lived off of canned and packaged food. Canned ravioli, frozen dinners and pizza pockets were pretty much all I knew how to make (check out my journey here). But I have to admit, pudding cups were never my thing.
There was something about the texture and flavor of those pudding cups that freaked me out. I’d much rather grab some cookies to munch on.
When I started eating better, I randomly stumbled on a lot of healthy, protein pudding recipes and fell in love. I still eat a lot of protein pudding before bed. There’s just something about it.
The only issue is that I already eat a lot of protein powder. And while that’s not the end of the world, it also wasn’t something I wanted to give my daughter a whole lot of either. And so began my quest for a healthy chocolate pudding recipe!
After quite a bit of failing, I have finally created two I love (I’ll be sharing the other one with you soon!).. and it’s avocado based of course!
Avocados are one of my favorite foods (check out why I think every toddler should have them in their diet) because they just work in everything!
Because this healthy chocolate pudding recipe is avocado based it means that there is definitely a dose of healthy fats! It also means that there’s other awesome qualities like fiber and protein.
Avocados have been shown to help boost brain development, regulate cholesterol (yay for heart disease prevention) and prevent osteoporosis. So basically, avocados rock. It also means that this pudding recipe is super creamy!
And while avocados are amazing, chocolate pudding wouldn’t be complete without my all time favorite ingredient: cacao powder. If you want to know more about the health benefits of cacao powder read this blog post.
In a quick summary though this powder is one of the least processed forms of chocolate. It has more calcium than cow’s milk, more antioxidants than blueberries and a host of other nutritional benefits.
I adore cacao powder for both the health properties and because it makes everything chocolate flavored… but healthy chocolate!
Make sure you grab yours from a quality brand so that you know it’s as little processed as possible (my favorite is below) and then start making everything in your life chocolate! Honestly, you’ll be pretty stress-free 😀
So not only does this healthy chocolate pudding recipe use two amazing superfoods but it’s also not sugar based.
Like normal, I opted to use pure maple syrup in place of processed white sugar and it of course tastes divine. It’s also something I feel comfortable giving my daughter for a “treat” because the pudding has so many healthy benefits.
Chocolate pudding is just one of those simple desserts everyone craves once in a while. But this particular recipe is far from bad for you. Being that it’s dairy free, gluten free and vegan I’d say it’s actually a pretty great choice when you’re craving pudding!
Plus, it’s extremely easy to whip up. And, if you’re feeling ‘fancy” you can always top it with some coconut whip cream to step it up a notch 😉
Ingredients In The Healthy Chocolate Pudding Recipe
- 2 large, very ripe avocados
- 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons cacao powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
- 4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Note: all of these health boosting ingredients can be purchased through my favorite retailer Well.ca– and the best part is that they offer free shipping!
How To Make Avocado Pudding
In a food processor, add in the avocados. Process until somewhat smooth.
Add in the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth and everything is combined.
Place in the fridge to chill.
Makes 1.5 cups.
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Healthy Chocolate Pudding Recipe
This healthy chocolate pudding recipe is dairy free, gluten free, vegan and perfect for chocolate cravings! It’s avocado based making it ultra creamy and bringing with it a host of healthy nutrients. It’s simple, easy and a perfect dessert for little kids!