We would all like to think that chocolate pudding is good for us, but for the most part we would be fooling ourselves, said dessert being chock-full of bad fats and sugars. How about a chocolate pudding that is really yummy and good for you, provided you don’t sit down and inhale the entire recipe yourself (everything in moderation, right?). I think I may have stumbled upon something.
A mere six ingredients tossed into a blender or food processor result in the most velvety smooth chocolate pudding you may ever stick a spoon into. Oh baby, this is sooo good!
Check out the recipe for this fudgey rich chocolate pudding here. It couldn’t get any easier than this. Just toss the cocoa powder, avocado (yep, you read that right), honey, coconut oil, vanilla, and salt into the blender. Spoon it into dessert cups, chill, and you and three of your most favorite friends will be indulging in gooey deliciousness in no time. I like to top it off with my own whipped topping (heavy whipping cream and vanilla) and toasted unsweetened coconut.
NOTE: Even those who do not like avocado should give this a whirl. Seriously, you cannot taste the avocado.
Terry has never failed to lick the spatula, his fingers and mine (was that too much information?). This dessert borders on an obsession with him.
Here are some of the health benefits you will be gaining, along with tantalizing your taste buds:
Cocoa powder ( I use the natural form and a heaping 1/2 cup at that)
- rich in antioxidants
- good source of magnesium
- assists in the manufacture and function of insulin
- helps flush out harmful toxins
- valuable source of monounsaturated fat
- high fiber content
- high in vitamins B, K, and E
Honey (I use organic raw honey and about 1/2 what the recipe calls for)
- relieves seasonal allergies
- supports good bacteria
- improves sleep
- antibiotic and antiviral properties
- Take a peek here for my earlier post on this wonder food.
- weight loss aid
- reduces anxiety and stress
- helps with nausea
You know you want some, so get out in the kitchen and whip up a batch. Your taste buds will love you for it. 🙂
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60 thoughts on “Oh So Yummy Chocolate Pudding”
The avocado stopped me …. really? It sounds like something I’d like to try, but I’m not an avocado fan.
I have another friend who doesn’t like avocado either and she really liked this dessert. 🙂
This dessert looks really delicious, and you make it sound so very healthy, that I might just have to try it. 🙂
It is wonderful in my humble opinion. 🙂
I have all the ingredients except Coconut Oil, and once i get it I will try chocolate pudding. It has all my favorite food. Will it work in a hand blender? We disposed of our food processor. 😦
Not sure a hand blender will blend the avocado enough, unless it is really ripe and you mash it up first. I could see the powdered cocoa flying around the room also 😦 If we were only closer to where you are, I would happily make it for the two of you.
Oh I thought you are going to lend me your food processor, but hey making one for us is much better. One day, one day LuAnn 🙂
I’m looking forward to that day. 🙂
I luvvv luvvv luvvv avocado, and I generally have a soy drink with pure cocoa most days. As you’ve so eloquently stated, LuAnn, all the ingredients have their wonderful benefits (providing, as you’ve also stated, they are eaten in moderation). (This may prove to be the only problem…!) 🙂
Yum yum, I will definitely give this a try…! 😉
Let me know what you think Carolyn. 🙂
Oh yum, I will definitely need to give this a try. I like the new header photo. Where was it taken?
If you like dark chocolate, fudge, or chocolate pudding, I think you will love this one, and it is so easy to make! 🙂 The header photo was taken on a hike in Sedona, a fairly new trail system, called the Highline Trail, for which I will most likely write a post. Where are the two of you? I have been wondering about how the weather is where you are.
IF I like chocolate? Dah! I’ll send you an email and let you know what we’ve been up to. I’ve had writers block and thus haven’t written a post recently ;-(
Sometimes it’s good to step away for a bit. It helped me tremendously. I look forward to your email. 🙂
THANKS LUANN I AM GOING TO SLIP THIS INTO CHARLIES DESSERT MENU–SOUNDS GOOD TO ME
It is luscious! 🙂
I’ll need to gather ingredients and don’t have a food processor, but do have a blender… sounds like something I might try. Only hesitation is that I can’t stand the taste of honey (weird, I know!)
Perhaps agave nectar instead?
There’s a though! Thanks!!! 😀
Does it count towards one of your five-a-day? 😉
I believe it would. 😉
Well now I hate avo.. but I’m taking your word for it that I will not taste it… passed the recipe on to the wife and told her to try it out sometime… I also warned her to be aware that if it is as tasty as you say… I might just be attacking her fingers in the future…
I may be starting something here! 😉
Definitely will give it a try – actually sounds good avocado and all.
I wish I could eat avocado but I just can’t stand it. Everyone else I know loves it. If you say I won’t taste the avocado, I will give it a shot. I may have to put a lot of whip cream on it. Thanks.
My hubby thinks topped with lots of whipped cream is the only way to go! 🙂
Having had the pleasure of Lu making this for me, I can PERSONALLY attest to the fact that this desert is FABULOUS!! You won’t believe it’s made of advocado. Just delish!!
Thanks for the endorsement Nina. Wish we weren’t so far behind you two. Safe travels. 🙂
LuAnn, this recipe is on par with the crockpot holiday favorite meatballs made with a jar of grape jelly and chili sauce. You can’t believe the results. Of course, it will be hard to pass up on the guacamole. ~James
I have made those meatballs before. So easy and so yummy. Thanks for the reminder. I may have to dust off my recipe and make a batch.
oh my is this ever clever! thanks so much! z
My pleasure Z. 🙂
I don’t know cooking but I know what I like.
Wish I could send you some. 🙂
Mmmmmm I love chocolate and this looks so good!
Make my mouth watering… I’m copying the recipe! Thanks, LuAnn!
My pleasure Amy. 🙂
Wow LuAnn, this sounds fabulous. As you know, I’ve been ill for the past few weeks and unable to spend much time online. So I’ve been missing my regular visits here. Now that I’m starting to feel better it’s fun to be catching up on your wisdom and your travels. Also, since I’m following your advice about taking probiotics after having taken all those antibiotics, I’m sure hoping that eating a bowl of this pudding each day counts :-)))
It couldn’t hurt! So glad to hear that you are feeling better Rick. 🙂
Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe !
My pleasure Niki. Thanks for visiting. 🙂
Lord have mercy girlfriend…avacados?? I have to try this..thanks for sharing. My chocolate treat I make that is good for you is…No Pudge brownie mix ( 1TBL) with no fat yogurt (1 TBL) …microwave for one minute…awesome. Weight watcher recipe.
Oooh, that sounds yummy. I will have to give this a try. 🙂
Wait. LuAnn!!!!!!!!! Someone hacked your blog posting some kind of things you put in your mouth. 😀
Don’t knock it until you try it Rommel! 😉
I’m actually just surprised to see a food post from your blog.
Well, this validates you talking about being a confident cook. 😉
I love to cook and really should take the time to do more food posts as I have some favorites. We are in the Tucson area right now and I am itching to move on as we have been here before and have done many of the hikes around this area, which I posted on last time we were here. Tomorrow we go to Tubac, which is supposed to have some interesting history. I will most likely post on that. Hope all is well with you. 🙂
Ah, now i can feel less guilty when I binge on chocolate pudding! Grateful LuAnn 🙂 Shall let you know how it turned out.
Would love to hear what you think Madhu. 🙂
looks so tasty:)
Thank you LuAnn this looks and sounds delicious! I’ll be trying this recipe out my friend! 🙂
My pleasure. 🙂
Yeah I snuck back and read some of your other health oriented blogs from last year, before I was blogging. You are a plethora of healthful information my friend! 🙂 Good to know! 🙂
Thanks Penny. I love to cook and should really take the time to post a few more recipes we enjoy. 🙂
Good! I will look forward to them LuAnn, always trying to healthy food – that taste’s good too lol! 🙂
LuAnn, it’s about time I post about our meet, maybe next week. Ima post your pic, if that’s okay with you. I think your pic is “tastefully done”. 😆 It’s a decent shot. Don’t worry I won’t doodle over your portrait. 😀
I was going to as well but since you hadn’t, I wasn’t sure if you wanted us to. Would you like to see your photo first before I use it? I might want to see mine first. What do you think? “)
wow….what a bountiful garden you have there!
despite the difficulties you are having with too little sun, not enough rain etc…the photos are absolutely beautiful!
Thanks. Hopefully it will bear fruit, or veggies in this case. 😉