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I don’t think it’s a surprise to anyone who reads this blog: I love sweets. Rich, decadent desserts are my thing. Give me a big plate of warm chocolate chip cookies or brownies or chocolate cake and I’m a happy girl. BUT eating all the sweets you want doesn’t really fit into a post-partum way of life. Joel and I are both working really hard on watching what we eat, plus now that Cassidy eats whatever we eat, I’m super picky about what I cook. I don’t want her growing up eating junk food, so I’ve been working really hard at cooking healthy, all-natural meals the whole family can enjoy. But what about my poor sweet tooth?? Am I supposed to just give up sweets cold turkey? I say no.

That’s why I LOVE recipes like this- they incorporate something super good for you, while satisfying the old sweet tooth at the same time! Win-win! I’m not going to lie and say you can’t detect the avocado in this pudding- you can (barely). But for an avocado lover like me, I thought it was awesome. SO smooth and creamy! It honestly tastes so decadent and rich; nothing like you would expect “health food” to taste. Joel and I were both wowed by this pudding and I’ll be making it again and again. And while I’m on this little health kick, maybe next I’ll try black bean brownies!

avocado chocolate pudding

Avocado Chocolate Pudding

2 ripe medium avocados, peeled and chopped
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup raw agave nectar or honey
1/2 cup milk (regular or almond milk, coconut, etc.)
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Blend all ingredients, until smooth, in a food processor or blender. Serve immediately or chill first. Serves 2-3

Recipe source: my friend Nikki at Seeded at the Table; originally from Forgiving Martha

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15 Comments »

  1. Love this stuff! Yum!

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    Comment by Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — March 4, 2013 @ 2:45 PM

  2. I’ve been dying to try black bean brownies too! And this weekend I saw a recipe for lemon pudding that was made out of cauliflower – couldn’t bring myself to bookmark that one though. This chocolate pudding looks like the real thing. Maybe it will be a way for my husband to finally eat avocados! Thanks!

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    Comment by Abby G — March 4, 2013 @ 3:45 PM

  3. looks amazing, was just thinking that avacado would work well in dessert form!

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    Comment by GINGER BREAD LAD — March 4, 2013 @ 3:56 PM

  4. Yum! I love the idea of using the creaminess of an avocado (one of my favorite foods ever) to make something sweet. Love this.

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    Comment by becki's Whole Life — March 4, 2013 @ 4:54 PM

  5. I’ve never had avocados but I’m thinking this is the way I’d like to try them!

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    amy Reply:

    Go for it! Avocados are one of my very favorite foods!!!

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    Comment by Mimi @ Culinary Couture — March 4, 2013 @ 10:30 PM

  6. Wow! Great recipe, can’t wait to try it. How long do you think this would keep in the fridge?

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    amy Reply:

    Good question! I didn’t leave mine in longer than 24 hours, so I’m not totally sure, but I’m guessing it’ll last for at least a few days.

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    Comment by Gwen — March 4, 2013 @ 11:06 PM

  7. I made chocolate avocado pudding before and added two cups of frozen raspberries and it was the best pudding I have ever tasted. Blackbean brownies are soooo delicious as well! I was very suprised at how much I adored both recipes.

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    Comment by Heather R — March 5, 2013 @ 7:41 AM

  8. Alright girl, you’ve convinced me. If both you and Nikki loved this, I know I will too!

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    Comment by Kelsey — March 5, 2013 @ 9:26 AM

  9. Hi Amy, I made your pudding today and i’m posting the recipe on Friday: that’s how quick it goes when you fall in love with a recipe! It was just what I needed, thanks! I’ve never left a comment before but I really like your blog and I’ve been following you for a while now. I have to say I miss the old days when you were posting more regularly, but I understand you have more important things to attend to :)
    It’s still really nice to read you now and then! All the best!

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    amy Reply:

    I miss those days too, and I’m working really hard to get back to that point! Bear with me! And thanks for your sweet comment! :)

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    Comment by Clem — March 6, 2013 @ 11:03 AM

  10. Kinda scared to try it because avocados scare me, but it looks yummy so I pinned it for later! :)

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    Comment by Tasha — April 11, 2013 @ 8:45 PM

  11. I just made this tonight as I had several very ripe avocados in the fridge. I topped it with some whipped coconut cream and a bit of shaved dark chocolate. This is just amazing, thank you!

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