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Indulge in a healthy treat with this vegan chocolate avocado pudding recipe. Enjoy a creamy, delicious, naturally gluten free healthy avocado snack.
THE MOST INCREDIBLE VEGAN CHOCOLATE AVOCADO PUDDING RECIPE
You know when you are wanting chocolate? I mean REEEEAAAALLLYYYY want chocolate, but you don’t want to blow all of your hard healthy work by overindulging? This easy avocado pudding is the dessert for you! Plus, it only takes 10 minutes to make!
DOES IT TASTE LIKE AVOCADOS?
Alright, alright, I can hear some of you already raising your eyebrows and going “Avocado in a pudding? Yuck!” But hold up! I promise you won’t even taste it!
Avocado has a mild flavor and when mixed with a good, rich cocoa powder and other ingredients, it’s like a secret agent, completely hidden from sight.
Just make sure to get a good avocado, you know, not the brown, mushy ones, because it will definitely ruin your dessert. So, if your avocado is shrunken, brown, and smells funky, you’ll taste the funk. But if it is firm with a slight give and smells fresh with barely any scent, you are going to have amazing creamy chocolate avocado pudding!
If you don’t like avocados, you will still love this vegan chocolate avocado pudding recipe!
HOW TO PICK A RIPE AVOCADO
Here’s my little secret to picking perfectly ripe avocados. I buy them green and hard as a rock.
Then, I leave them out on my counter for a few days to ripen. Once they’re just soft enough to give a gentle squeeze, I pop some of them in the fridge to stop them from ripening any further.
The rest I leave out on the counter so they will continue to ripen and I can use them for salads, guacamole, or chocolate avocado pudding! That way, I have a bunch of perfectly ripe avocados all week long, and not a single mushy one in sight.
HOW TO STORE CUT AVOCADO
To store a cut avocado and prevent it from browning, you can follow these steps:
- Prepare the avocado: Cut the avocado in half lengthwise, twist, and save the half with the pit intact. Enjoy the half without the pit.
- Keep the pit: Leave one half of the avocado with the pit intact. The pit helps slow down the oxidation process and keeps the avocado flesh fresher for longer.
- Sprinkle with lemon or lime juice: Squeeze some lemon or lime juice over the exposed flesh of the cut avocado. The citric acid in the juice helps to delay browning.
- Wrap tightly in plastic wrap: Place the cut avocado, with the pit intact, on a piece of plastic wrap. Wrap it tightly, ensuring there is no exposed flesh. Alternatively, you can store it in an airtight container.
- Store in the refrigerator: Place the wrapped or containerized avocado in the refrigerator. The cold temperature slows down enzymatic browning and helps preserve the avocado.
HOW LONG DOES AVOCADO LAST IN THE FRIDGE?
If stored properly, a cut avocado can last for several days in the refrigerator. However, keep in mind that over time, the avocado may still start to brown slightly even with these preservation methods.
When you’re ready to use the stored avocado, simply remove the wrap, discard any browned portions, and enjoy the fresh parts.
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IS THIS VEGAN CHOCOLATE AVOCADO PUDDING RECIPE GOOD FOR YOU?
Looking for a guilt-free way to indulge your sweet tooth? This Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding Recipe is here to save the day! Avocados are naturally gluten-free, and a healthy snack with healthy fats and a range of essential vitamins and minerals. Avocados are a powerhouse ingredient that helps improve heart health and lower cholesterol.
And don’t even get me started on cocoa powder! This antioxidant-rich ingredient is like a superhero for your cells, fighting off inflammation and boosting blood flow.
When you mix them together, you get a dessert that’s so good for you, it’s practically a health food.
Vitamins and Minerals Found in Avocados
To give you a better idea of just how nutritious chocolate avocado pudding can be, let’s take a closer look at the specific vitamins and minerals found in the ingredients used in the recipe.
In one cup of mashed avocado, you’ll find:
- 345 calories
- 29 grams of fat
- 20 grams of carbohydrats
- 13 grams of fiber
- 5 grams of protein
- 30% of your daily vitamin K needs
- 20% of your daily vitamin C needs
- 17% of your daily potassium needs
- 14% of your daily vitamin B5 needs
- 13% of your daily vitamin B6 needs
- 10% of your daily vitamin E needs
Vitamins and Minerals Found in Cocoa
In one tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder, you’ll find:
- 12 calories
- 1 gram of fat
- 3 grams of carbohydrates
- 2 grams of fiber
- 1 gram of protein
- 2% of your daily iron needs
As you can see, chocolate avocado pudding is a great source of healthy fats, fiber, and a variety of vitamins and minerals. It’s also relatively low in calories compared to many other desserts!
CALORIES IN AN AVOCADO
While avocados are packed with healthy fats and nutrients, they are also relatively high in calories. One medium avocado contains around 250-300 calories depending on its size.
Before I lost 125 pounds, I would have steered clear of avocados and opted for processed desserts with labels like “Low-Fat”, “Sugar-Free”, “Lean”, “Slim”, you get the idea.
Now that I know better, I try to avoid processed foods and opt for whole plant-based foods like avocados. Not all calories are created equal and the calories in avocados come from healthy fats that can actually help you lose weight and improve your overall health.
In fact, studies have shown that adding avocado to your diet can help you feel fuller for longer and reduce your overall calorie intake.
You can also reduce your caloric intake by increasing your water intake.
WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVER AVOCADO
Besides this incredible vegan chocolate avocado pudding recipe, if you’re looking for other ways to incorporate ripe avocados into your diet, there are plenty of other options to consider.
One popular choice is avocado toast. It’s a vegan avocado recipe and a healthy snack. Simply toast a slice of bread, mash some avocado on top, and sprinkle on your favorite seasonings like Everything Bagel Seasoning or Sriracha.
You can also use ripe avocados as toppings for salads, tacos, this tasty tofu scramble, or in smoothies. You can also freeze avocados.
HOW TO FREEZE AVOCADO CHUNKS
You can freeze avocados to extend their shelf life. However, it’s important to note that freezing may change the texture of the avocado, causing it to become softer and mushier, but that is perfect for this vegan chocolate avocado pudding recipe. Here’s how you freeze avocados:
- Prepare the avocado: Cut the avocado in half lengthwise, remove the pit, and scoop out the flesh from each half. You can slice or cube the avocado, depending on how you plan to use it later.
- Coat with lemon or lime juice: To help prevent browning, sprinkle some lemon or lime juice over the avocado flesh and gently toss to coat.
- Place in an airtight container or freezer bag: Arrange the avocado pieces in a single layer in an airtight container or freezer bag. Squeeze out any excess air before sealing.
- Label and date: It’s important to label the container or bag with the date of freezing so that you can keep track of its freshness.
- Freeze: Place the container or bag in the freezer and allow the avocados to freeze completely.
HOW LONG DOES AVOCADO LAST IN THE FREEZER?
Frozen avocados can be stored in the freezer for up to 4-6 months. When you’re ready to use them, thaw the avocado in the refrigerator overnight or defrost it in the microwave on a low setting.
Keep in mind that the texture may be softer and less suitable for dishes like salads or slices, but it can still work well in smoothies, guacamole, or this vegan chocolate avocado pudding recipe where the texture is less important.
WHAT’S IN THIS VEGAN CHOCOLATE AVOCADO PUDDING RECIPE?
Let’s get into it! Here are the simple ingredients that make this pudding healthy and delicious.
Brings the creaminess and a ton of vitamins and minerals to the pudding party, including magnesium and B6! Plus, it’s full of Omega 3 fatty acids that are like superheroes fighting inflammation in your body.
Cocoa powder is the real hero here, delivering that rich chocolate flavor and lots of antioxidants. Remember to use unsweetened or you will be adding unnecessary sugar to the mix.
Non-dairy milk helps blend everything together. I prefer unsweetened plain almond milk, but you can use whichever plant-based milk you like.
I prefer raw sugar to give the avocado pudding a dose of sweetness, but you can use maple syrup, date syrup, brown rice syrup, coconut sugar, or your preferred sweetener.
Vanilla extract is a great ingredient to add warm delicious flavor to this healthy dessert.
Instant coffee or cinnamon takes the flavor to the next level. You can omit it, but I wouldn’t suggest it. It deepens the richness and intense chocolate flavor.
If you love cocoa as much as I do, try my Wacky Chocolate Mug Cake too!
WHAT CAN I ADD TO THIS VEGAN CHOCOLATE AVOCADO PUDDING RECIPE?
The possibilities are endless! Stick to toppings that will keep it on the healthy side.
Here are some suggested toppings:
- dark chocolate chips
- coconut flakes
- chopped nuts
- fresh berries
- hemp seeds
- coconut whip
- pomegranate seeds
HOW TO MAKE THIS VEGAN CHOCOLATE AVOCADO PUDDING RECIPE
Alright, get ready to be amazed because this recipe is so easy, you can even get the kids involved. This is a great avocado recipe for kids.
You can mix by hand or all you need to do is toss everything in a blender and blend until it’s smooth as silk. I personally love using my Vitamix because it gets the job done like a champ.
You can add a little extra milk or sweetener if you want and that’s it, you’re now a chocolate avocado pudding pro.
HOW TO MAKE VEGAN CHOCOLATE AVOCADO PUDDING WITHOUT A BLENDER
- Peel and cut avocados and place in a large bowl.
- Mash avocados
- Add vanilla
- Add cocoa
- Add sugar
- Add cinnamon
- Add non-dairy milk
- Stir well and enjoy!
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MORE AVOCADO VEGAN RECIPES!
Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding Recipe
- 2 avocados – ripe
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup raw sugar
- 1/3 cup almond milk, unsweetened
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon or instant coffee
- Add pitted and peeled avocados and all other ingredients into a blender.
- Blend until smooth. Add a little more almond milk if you want a thinner consistency.
- Chill for 30 minutes and enjoy!
- Top with chopped nuts, coconut flakes, hemp seeds, fresh berries, or coconut whip cream.
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