Healthy and Easy Chocolate Pudding

I was craving chocolate pudding today when I got home. Most folks either make chocolate pudding from scratch with a lot of milk, egg yolks, and sugar. Or we buy a small box of cook and serve chocolate pudding which also has quite a bit of sugar. On top of all this, sitting there and stirring the mixture until it thickens can be tedious. So with a few ripe avocados sitting on my counter, I thought – I can make something else. I decided to make a whole foods based chocolate pudding packed with protein, healthy fats, fiber, probiotics, essential vitamins and minerals, and low in sugar! This recipe calls for chocolate protein powder which makes this recipe nutrient dense and an awesome snack – especially for a chocolate lover like myself.

This recipe is easy to make in a food processor and takes no time at all. Most of the ingredients you probably already have! I was shocked after trying my concoction – it was so freakin’ delicious and I think even creamier than traditional pudding! I’m excited to share this recipe with you all because this chocolate pudding is pretty versatile. You could use this recipe to frost a cake (obviously double or triple the recipe) and ditch that super unhealthy cake frosting latent with sugar and saturated fat. Enjoy folks 🙂


Recipe

Takes about 15 minutes

Makes 4 servings (about 3/4 cup each)

  • 2 scoops Chocolate protein powder (1/2 cup)
  • 2 avocados, flesh scooped out
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut cream (optional)
  • walnuts to garnish and add some crunch (optional)

Put all the ingredients into a food processor and process until a smooth consistency. Serve into small serving dishes and garnish with walnuts if desired. Store in the fridge for up to 2 days. It’s that easy!


Nutrition Facts (estimated)

Per 3/4 cup serving

~ 270 calories

~ 13 grams Protein

~ 20 grams Carbohydrate

~ 15 grams Fat

~ 7 grams fiber

~ 7 grams added sugar

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