Raw chocolate avocado pudding is the perfect healthy breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up! Using fresh avocados, raw chocolate, dates, and vanilla, you get a delicious treat that you don’t feel guilty about, ever! Add a scoop of powdered supplements for an added bonus.
Want more healthy snacks? Check out this list of detox drink recipes for more simple breakfasts, or try this easy 5 minute kale salad and this sugar free detox broccoli salad. For more avocado recipes, I love munching on this simple guacamole and these avocado quesadillas.
Why this recipe works
When I was a kid, the chocolate pudding cravings would come on strong whenever I saw those commercials with Bill Cosby in ugly sweaters. My thoughts were hijacked by visions of chocolate as my mouth watered and my brain started to demand, “GIMME THAT PUDDIN!”
But now, we shame dairy-filled chocolate pudding almost as much as we do Bill Cosby. Strange how things turn out huh?
So if you’re yearning for chocolate pudding, but you don’t want to load up on processed sugar or dairy, then try this easy avocado pudding instead. It’s the best!
Avocado creates the perfect creamy texture that we love about pudding, and it’s totally masked by the powers of healthy raw chocolate. Add in some dates and vanilla and you have yourself a sweet party in your mouth.
Of course, if you want to add in an extra healthy kick, try one of my favorite supplements, E3Live.
E3Live is a FABULOUS supplement that can be bought in powdered form– a nutritional algae with more than 65 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids in trace amounts. The flavor is completely hidden in this recipe (even my son was none the wiser) and is a great way to get extra nutrients.
And yes, even as an adult, I can’t help but throw out some pudding quotes whenever I’m eating pudding. “IT’S THA PUDDIN AND THA JELL-O….” as my face does crazy contortions for emphasis.
“GIMME THAT PUDDIN!”
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! This pudding does not contain any dairy, processed sweeteners, or heated chocolate. By using real food ingredients, such as avocados, dates, raw chocolate, and filtered water, you get a healthy snack that tastes good and is good for you. Add E3Live powdered supplement, maca powder, or protein powder for added benefits.
Yes and yes. If you are currently following a keto-based diet, this pudding fits the bill. It is also naturally gluten free and dairy free.
This pudding is best served and eaten in the same day. The longer avocado sits, the flavor can change and it will become rancid over time, even while refrigerated.
I personally have not tried freezing this pudding.
Here’s what you need to make this easy chocolate avocado pudding! Be sure to check the recipe card below for exact measurements.
- Fresh avocados. Using fresh, ripe avocados will give your pudding the creamiest texture and best taste. You want your avocados in that “sweet spot” where they are easily mashed, yet not rancid (with brown spots in the flesh). Using hard avocados will give your pudding a strange taste, so choose avocados wisely.
- Dates, pitted. If you don’t want to use dates or are looking for a cheaper option (sometimes they can get pricey!), try using a natural liquid sweetener of you choice, such as honey or maple syrup. Add until sweet enough for your tastes.
- Cacao powder. Raw chocolate is super healthy, containing magnesium and other healthy nutrients. If you don’t have raw chocolate (cacao), you can use regular baking cocoa, but keep in mind that this will not give you that health factor.
- Vanilla extract.
- Filtered water.
- E3Live (optional). This is one of my favorite supplements with more than 65 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids in trace amounts. You can grab yours here, but this recipe works without it too.
Optional add-ins or swaps
Want more in your chocolate avocado pudding? Try adding in or swapping these:
- Coconut milk or water. Instead of using filtered water, coconut milk will make it even creamier! You can also use coconut water if you just want added health benefits.
- Frozen fruit. If the avocado flavor stands out for you, one way to help mask it is by adding a handful of frozen berries, like strawberries or raspberries.
- Maca powder.
- Protein powder.
- Honey or maple syrup.
How to make it
First, prepare your avocados by scooping out the flesh and discarding the skin and pits.
Next, in a food processor, combine avocado flesh, dates, raw chocolate, and vanilla extract. Add in the E3Live, if using. Run food processor while slowly adding the filtered water, continue running until smooth and the mixture has a “pudding” texture.
Scoop into cups and enjoy!
- This raw chocolate avocado pudding is 100% vegan, meaning it is dairy free and egg free. It is also naturally gluten free, soy free, nut free, and keto friendly.
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Raw Chocolate Avocado Pudding
- Food processor
- 3 avocados
- ½ cup dates, pitted
- 2 tablespoons cacao powder (raw chocolate)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup filtered water
- ¼ teaspoon E3Live, optional
- In a food processor, combine the flesh of the avocados, dates, cacao, vanilla, and E3Live (if using).
- Run food processor while slowly adding the filtered water, continue running until smooth and the mixture has a “pudding” texture. Divide between cups.
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