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Healthy Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Healthy Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Healthy Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Did you know that avocados are the best food? Well, they are. How do I know that, you ask? A) Guacamole B) Tartines C) This pudding right here.

Any questions? I didn’t think so.

Healthy Chocolate Avocado Pudding

It’s hard to believe that you can take a ripe, green avocado and make it into something sweet and chocolate-y, but I’m here to tell you – it’s possible and it’s delicious.

Before developing this recipe, we were fumbling through the process of making avocado brownies. As you can see, the pudding reached completion before the brownies. They’re coming, though, I promise. You can think of this as a chocolate peace offering, devised with the intention of holding you over until the brownies are perfected.

Healthy Chocolate Avocado Pudding

When avocados get ripe, they don’t stay ripe for long. They can deteriorate from perfectly ripe to bland, brown mush in what seems like 2 hours flat. After our third [and almost successful] attempt at the brownies, we were over making brownies. The only problem was that there was still one beautiful, ready-for-eating avocado left that was at risk of going to waste. 

With the ingredients that were on hand and my unsatisfied chocolate craving thanks to the fail-brownies, something had to be done. One does not waste an avocado.

I can be honest in saying – despite the judgment that may follow this statement – that I’ve never liked pudding. I’ve always hated the thought of it, the texture of it, how it comes in an “instant” box, and the overall appearance of it.

But… this recipe was my idea because I wanted to give pudding another shot. People, all kinds of people, claim to love pudding – why shouldn’t I like it? So we threw everything into the blender, and 30 seconds later, I had changed my mind.

Cocoa, avocado, and honey made a much better impression on my tastebuds than the hydrogenated oils, artificial sweeteners, and food coloring present in your average store-bought pudding. As the saying goes, “Keep it simple, stupid.”

Healthy Chocolate Avocado Pudding


Healthy Chocolate Avocado Pudding
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A healthy version of chocolate pudding – made with avocado and ready in under 5 minutes!
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tbsp. raw honey
  • 3 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 6 tbsp. coconut milk [from carton, unsweetened]
  • pinch of sea salt
  • crushed almonds [optional]
  • coconut flakes [optional]
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth.




  1. 6 Dairy-Free Paleo Chocolate Puddings | Paleo Grubs 22 September, 2014 at 02:16 Reply

    […] 3. Healthy Chocolate Avocado Pudding Here’s another pudding that started off as an avocado, although you’d never guess by looking at it or tasting it. Avocados are so versatile, and when you use them to make a pudding you are making one of the healthiest puddings on the planet. This is truly amazing because there isn’t really anything remarkably healthy about conventional chocolate pudding, yet many parents send their kids off to school with it. Here’s a pudding that should make it into more lunchboxes. Coconut milk and raw honey give this pudding the perfect consistency and flavor. […]

  2. Colleen 25 February, 2015 at 18:12 Reply

    I just made this recipe. This is the third avocado chocolate pudding recipe I have tried and the BEST! All the others lacked and were kind of gross but I knew the idea was good, so I kept searching. Nice work, this one is a keeper!

    • thefitchen 6 March, 2015 at 14:41 Reply

      Hi Colleen –

      Cheers to you for staying the course! Totally worth it when you’ve got a bowl of this deliciousness out of the deal. ;) Thanks!

    • thefitchen 5 May, 2015 at 11:55 Reply

      Hi Valentin –

      Hmmm… good question. Instant coffee might work since it is more finely ground. You could try half and half to see if that works. I think the coffee flavor might be very overpowering, though!

  3. Ginny 1 January, 2016 at 01:45 Reply

    This is a great recipe. Just need to be aware of the size of your avo’s. Mine were large, and I needed to add more of the other ingredients to counteract the avo taste. But great consistency, and great with a big dollop of cream. (We do dairy :) )

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