One thing I absolutely LOVE about cooking healthy is finding fun substitutions for all those unhealthy ingredients that are typically called for in indulgent sinful recipes. It’s certainly no secret that avocado is a favorite sub used in many recipes, especially in baking, so why not chocolate?!
Oh yes, get excited.
The thing I love most about using avocados in recipes is not only do they make everything so uber creamy, you also can’t even taste them! Avocados are the perfect healthy fat packed with tons of fiber and vitamins so I love any excuse I can get to add them into my diet – especially with chocolate (duh). They make a great substitute for butter, oil, or even mayonnaise in many recipes, another I’ll even be sharing tomorrow. Baking with it has seriously changed my life, along with Greek yogurt which you’ll also find in this pudding that also helps make this sweet treat oh so creamy!
I should also probably mention how freakin’ EASY this is to make. Throw all ingredients into a blender or food processor, mix until smooth and DONE. Eat right away or save for later when you need to indulge that insane chocolate fix you’ve been craving all day.
Actually my favorite way to eat this is by dipping strawberries in it! I eat fruit every day as my mid-morning snack so this was a nice change to my weekly meal plan. Try cutting up bananas, apples or even dipping some pretzels! You really can’t go wrong, I mean when isn’t it a good time for chocolate?? Enjoy!
One thing I will note is don’t be afraid of the FAT in this recipe! Seriously. I will repeat again, avocado is a healthy fat which is really good for your body. When I was adding up the calorie content in this recipe I realized the majority of the calories and fat came from the avocados, but all the fiber comes from them too! So don’t be scurred friends – it’s okay to enjoy something sweet now and then and it’s even better when you can sneak those healthy foods in, masking them under chocolate!
Perfect for your kiddos too!
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Recipe adapted from Forgiving Martha
- 2 avocados, peeled and cut
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 2 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- Pinch sea salt
- Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix until smooth.
- Serve with fresh fruit or whipped topping, enjoy!
Serving Size: 1/2 cup • Calories: 123 • Fat: 9.4 g • Carbs: 20.9 g • Fiber: 6.7 g • Protein: 2.5 g • WW Points+: 4 pts
Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday! Can you believe I actually posted two recipes in a row??
I know, shocking…..