Looking for a healthy dessert to indulge in? Try this Paleo Chocolate Avocado Pudding Recipe. Made with only a few ingredients + packed with healthy fats! It’s a chocolate lover’s dream! This post was written in partnership with Pinner Test.
This pudding is about to blow your mind. Especially for the people who say ‘healthy eating is so complicated’ or ‘I’m not a good cook’. If you have the ability to turn a blender or food processor on… you can make this. It’s THAT easy, I’m not kidding. It’s also super delicious.. As in it’s the kind of dessert you give to someone and they go ‘wow.. that is really good’, and then you can say ‘Well, guess what – it only has 3 ingredients and its paleo and vegan’ and then they look at you in shock because they can’t believe that something paleo and vegan actually taste good. (I’m speaking from experience here)
I love easy, healthy desserts like this. An easy, healthy dessert doesn’t happen often..because, in my opinion – healthy desserts can be super tricky to make. I have a bunch of healthy dessert recipes on the site that I love like these Healthy Chocolate Truffles or this Healthy Single Serving Chocolate Chip Cookie but both of these took a lot of trial and error. If you’re trying to take a classic dessert and swap out butter, flour or sugar, something is bound to go wrong. My go to simple healthy swap was always just to change regular white flour to whole wheat flour, but after finding out I’m gluten intolerant.. that isn’t exactly going to work any more.
After doing the Pinner Test, a food intolerance test, I unfortunately found out that I’m highly intolerant to gluten. This is something I have always suspected, but no doctors have confirmed. I’ve been tested for celiac disease multiple times over the years, but it always comes up negative. It wasn’t until I took this test that I had even really considered being intolerant to something, as opposed to having full on celiac disease. Looking back on it now, it makes complete sense. When I think of the times I ate a high carb, or gluten-filled meal – it usually led to me feeling not-so-hot. Even this weekend.. I ate a giant soft pretzel while out one night, and had a bagel in the morning.. it’s Tuesday when I’m writing this and my stomach is STILL bothering me. Ugh. (No regrets on it though, that pretzel + bagel were freaking delicious)
With the exception of a few nights where I went out for dinner or enjoyed something that I really loved (like a cookie or pasta) I have been eating about 95% gluten-free. I just don’t buy anything that contains it, and I don’t cook with it. I wasn’t a huge wheat/grain eater before.. but now I’m being even more careful, because I’m sick of feeling sick. If you’re interested in learning more about the Pinner Test, I highly recommend investing in it. It also led me to finding out that I was intolerant to cucumbers, pineapple, mango and peanuts (something I also suspected, and stopped eating a while back.. I know. RIP Peanut Butter 🙁 ). Since cutting out all of those things – I feel considerably better and have been waaaay less bloated. While I haven’t perfected any gluten-free desserts like cookies or cakes yet, I’m confident I will in the next couple of weeks. Until then.. you can find me eating this Paleo Chocolate Avocado Pudding.
- 1 avocado (approximately ¾-1 cup)
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- (optional: 1 tablespoon almond milk, only if having trouble blending)
- in a food processor or Nutribullet, blend all ingredients until smooth.
- Can eat at room temperature, or chill for 30 minutes prior to enjoying
- Stores in airtight container in fridge for up to 2 days
Things we used for this recipe: Nutribullet, Cocoa Powder, Maple Syrup, Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk
Even if you aren’t gluten-free – you’ll still love this Paleo Chocolate Avocado Pudding. The avocado makes it super creamy and thick, and I mean.. who doesn’t love anything chocolate? I love to serve it with a bunch of fresh fruit, but it would be great over a cake too!
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