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Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding {no cook, easy}

Creamy and decadent-tasting vegan chocolate avocado pudding, made in minutes with no cooking! It is date-sweetened, healthy, Paleo and gluten-free.
healthy chocolate avocado pudding in a glass bowl atop a green napkin

Calling all hedonists! It’s chocolate pudding time.

That’s right, chocolate. Uh-huh, pudding. Yup, it’s the New Year, time to revamp your diet for improved health and vitality.

May this chocolate pudding be the first step to a brand new you.

Here’s what this humble, no-cook, sugar-free, velvety, chocolate-y pudding has to offer towards your New Year’s health goals:

  • Boost Happiness: Yes, it is all in your head that chocolate makes you happier. More precisely, it’s in your brain: cocoa powder is rich in phytochemicals that enhance the production of various feel-good chemicals in the brain, notably serotonin and dopamine.
  • Detox: Whether you ate one too many marshmallow Santas (who, me? yes, me), want to re-boot your digestive system in general, or anywhere in between, the avocado in this pudding delivers. It is very high in both insoluble and soluble fiber. The high fiber content of avocados makes them a good detox food to lower HDL cholesterol levels and manage diabetes while the “good” fats in avocado help your body to absorbs vitamin A, a potent antioxidant that is involved in the natural detox process.

close up of and avocado, halved, on a cutting board

  • Satisfy your Appetite (for Hours): Just one small serving of this pudding will keep you satisfied for hours thanks to the fiber from the dates and the healthy fats from the avocado and coconut milk.

dates and avocado on a cutting board

  • Decrease Inflammation: The selenium in coconut reduces inflammation, but avocado is an outright anti-inflammation superstar: avocados are high in fats, true, but they are fantastic fats known as phytosterols that keep inflammation under control.
  • Regulate Blood Sugar: The manganese in coconut milk helps you metabolize glucose in the body to help the metabolism working at the optimum level.

Does the Pudding Taste Like Avocado?

No, you will not taste avocado when you spoon into this pudding.

Think of the avocado in this recipe the same way you would heavy cream in a traditional chocolate sauce, pudding or ice cream recipe: it is a silky smooth vehicle for delivering rich chocolate flavor!

avocado chocolate pudding in a green and white dish

I can go on ad nauseam about the deliciousness of this pudding, but I suggest following the old adage that “the proof of the pudding is in the eating.” So grab a spoon and get to it!

Happy eating!

Yield: 4

Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding {no-cook, easy}

healthy chocolate avocado pudding in a glass bowl atop a green napkin

Creamy and decadent-tasting vegan chocolate avocado pudding, made in minutes with no cooking! It is date-sweetened, healthy, Paleo and gluten-free.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 medium, ripe, Haas avocado
  • 2/3 cup (packed) soft, pitted dates (e.g., Medjool)
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened natural cocoa powder (use raw cacao powder if strictly raw)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (full-fat, well-stirred)
  • 1/8tsp fine sea salt

Instructions

  1. Throw these raw chocolate avocado pudding ingredients into a food processor or  high-speed blender. Start blending on slow and then crank up the blending speed to high.
  2. Continue to blend, stopping to scrape down sides and bottom of container, until the pudding looks very smooth and creamy.
  3. Transfer to a covered container and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Notes

Tip: If the dates are not super-soft, soak in hot water to for 15 minutes (and then drain) before using.

Storage: Store the pudding, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size

1/4 of recipe

Amount Per Serving Calories 231Total Fat 148gSaturated Fat 8.2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 66mgCarbohydrates 27.6gFiber 6gSugar 20.4gProtein 2.9g

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Monday 12th of October 2020

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Lily

Saturday 3rd of October 2015

Unfortunately, my blender isn't as high speed as I thought, so I didn't quite get the consistency I wanted. However, what I did get was still delish!!! Thank you.

Candace Johanssen

Friday 21st of February 2014

I cannot wait to try this!!!

Erik

Thursday 20th of February 2014

Had all the ingredients so I made it--soooo good!!! Thanks, Camilla

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