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No Sugar Added Chocolate Avocado Pudding

chocolate avocado pudding

This recipe has been updated from my original post in August 2015.

These days you can put avocado in just about anything and it is tasty – smoothies, salads, even baked goods! But did you know that you can use avocados to make a creamy, rich and delicious dessert? That’s right! This recipe for No Sugar Added Chocolate Avocado Pudding tastes as good as it looks and is good for you.

Get the recipe for this decadent treat (that you could even eat for breakfast!) below.

Get the recipe for this creamy, no sugar added chocolate avocado pudding that is naturally sweetened with bananas and dates for delicious, no guilt dessert!I don’t know about you, but for me, it’s all or nothing. What I mean is if I have a cookie, I want all the cookies. If I have a milkshake, I want to slurp down the whole thing instead of sharing. You get the point!

I have a major sweet tooth and it’s hard to control sometimes. To help keep my wandering eye in check, I don’t keep sweets like this around the house because I know they will be gone in a flash. Out of sight, out of mind!

But instead of depriving myself completely of sweets, I like to make healthier alternatives of some of my favorite indulgences.

Get the recipe for this creamy, no sugar added chocolate avocado pudding that is naturally sweetened with bananas and dates for delicious, no guilt dessert!

Without further ado, let me introduce you to this decadent, naturally sweetened chocolate avocado pudding! There are two secret ingredients in this recipe that I think makes it stand out from all other chocolate avocado pudding recipes: bananas and dates.


Get the recipe for this creamy, no sugar added chocolate avocado pudding that is naturally sweetened with bananas and dates for delicious, no guilt dessert!

A serving size of avocado is only 1/4 of this lovely, creamy fruit, so to help add bulk and natural sweetness, we are adding bananas! The key to keeping this an avocado pudding and not a banana pudding, is to use overly ripe bananas. We are also using dates that are softened in hot water to add an additional layer of sweetness, plus fiber and other nutritional goodness that dates have to offer.

I love that avocado is the star ingredient in this recipe because it is full of heart-healthy fats, leaving you fuller longer, and is a great source of vitamin C and potassium. Did you know that an avocado has almost double the amount of potassium as a banana?! I love to use avocados for just about anything and the creamy texture of these little powerhouses are perfect for making a super smooth pudding.

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chocolate avocado pudding

No Sugar Added Chocolate Avocado Pudding

  • Author: Carly Ferguson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: snack; dessert

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Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 3 dates, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon espresso powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. To soften the dates, remove the pit and place them in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with water and microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds. This could also be done by pouring boiling water over the dates and letting them soak for a few minutes.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and pulse on HIGH until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides every now and then. To serve, divide evenly among four bowls (or store any leftovers in the fridge for up to a few days).

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This pudding is delicious served on it’s own, topped with coconut flakes and cacao nibs for a little extra crunch, or you could even kick it up a notch with peanut butter coconut whipped cream (now we’re talking!).

Get the recipe for this creamy, no sugar added chocolate avocado pudding that is naturally sweetened with bananas and dates for delicious, no guilt dessert!

If you make this chocolate avocado pudding, let me know! Leave a comment below or snap a pic on Instagram and tag it with @fitlivingeats and #fitlivingeats. I love seeing your recipe creations!

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-Carly Paige

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  1. I LOVE avocado pudding! Who would have thought that avocado was so versatile…It is the best! I love using blueberries in mine and adding shredded coconut flakes or granola on top…The possibilities are endless. Great recipe friend!

    1. Thanks, Katie! I always have a ton of avocados on hand for this very reason – you can use them for just about anything! I love your addition of blueberries and crunch on top – great suggestion!

    1. Chocolate + strawberries… you just can’t go wrong! I love mixing up the flavors and seeing which ones I like best. Happy Monday!

  2. This looks so good! I have seen a couple of chocolate avocado pudding recipes floating around the internet, but haven’t really had a huge desire to try any of them. This one is making me want some now! Thanks for sharing!

    1. It might sound weird, but I promise, it’s delicious! The key is to use a blender of some sort to get it extra creamy. Enjoy!

  3. I used to working a fine dining restaurant. I remember when a new chef created a key lime avocado “popsicle” with some chocolate in there somewhere for dessert as a special one night. I was so skeptical, but it was SO good! I told people you get the creaminess from the avocado and the flavor from the lime and chocolate. Love avocado in anything, and chocolate too, so I definitely can’t wait to try this recipe!

    1. Yay! Let me know how you like it, Liz 🙂 A key lime avocado popsicle sounds so delicious… hmm… maybe my next recipe inspiration!

  4. Oh yummy! Considering I LOVE avocado and I love pudding, I think this would taste pretty darn awesome!

  5. I love everything about this recipe! Coconut in everything, please. I just posted a milkshake with avocado the other day—gotta love avocados! 🙂 I’m pinning this, thanks!

  6. Wow! I totally need to give this one a try…honestly I would never though of avocado and chocolate, but I definitely think this is worth a whirl!

  7. Hi Carly, oooooh this sounds amazing! I can only imagine how creamy this is! Sounds so delicious! Thanks so much for linking up with us, I hope to see you again and get to know you more 🙂

  8. This looks delicious! I have to try this recipe! I’m looking for guilty pleasures I won’t have to feel guilty about, since I’m trying to lose 30 kg. It’s hard at times not eating delicious chocolate desserts, but it seems that this one fits perfectly in my diet! Thanks!

    1. Hope you enjoy the recipe! I was thrilled to join the link party and will definitely be back. Thanks for hosting!

    1. Oh, peppermint would be delicious!! The coffee helps bring out the flavor of the chocolate for extra rich goodness 🙂

  9. What a great recipe, and I love that it’s simple and the examples you gave for flavor options. Your sweet tooth sounds so much like mine!!! Once I start…oi yoi yoi, it gets crazy. Thanks for the tips and recipe. Can’t wait to outsmart the sweet tooth. Woohoo!

    1. Thanks, Jessica! I am all about simple recipes that pack a punch in the flavor department. The sweet tooth can tend to get out of control, so I try and manage it with healthier options!

Hi! I’m Carly Paige, a culinary nutrition expert and chef who believes that healthy doesn’t have to be frustrating, boring or restrictive. I’m here to show you how through my Simply Swapped Method so that you can feel more energized and confident from within. You’ll find tips for focusing on nutrition in the kitchen, along with plant-powered, gluten-free recipes that proves healthy can be delicious.

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