Healthy Chocolate Pudding

Desserts | March 25, 2014 | By

Chocolate Avocado Pudding - Alamain.net

If you’ve been keeping up with our recent posts, it might look like Hailey and I are on a dessert binge. Well, you may be right. In the past week, I’ve had churros for dinner, Taiwanese sweet breads for breakfast (thanks Tiffany!), cookies for lunch and chocolate covered acai berries for anytime the sweet tooth hits … This post will be a good test to see if my mom actually keeps up with Hailey and my blog, as she is likely to strongly disapprove of my eating choices.

Well, don’t fret (Mom). In preparation for Hailey’s half marathon, our upcoming trip to Spain, bikini season and summertime in general, Hailey and I have challenged ourselves to get in the best shape possible. In addition to a couple evening runs a week, I recently started a squat challenge with my coworkers, working our way up to 200 squats by day 30. To make this a bit more interesting, we added a caveat: at the end of the challenge, whoever can do the most squats in a row will win a dinner of their choice. Competition with a food prize? I’m in.

Now, I can’t let this sweet tooth ruin my chances of winning. That’s where this recipe comes into play. With no processed sugar, healthy cholesterol and loads of potassium, it’s hard to feel guilty if I eat one or two (or three) servings. I might not able to walk after 30 days, but at least I can find solace sitting on my new sexy butt and thighs with this dessert!

Cheers!

Chocolate Avocado Pudding - Alamain.net

Healthy Chocolate Pudding

2 Ripe Avocados

¼ Cup of Cocoa Powder

⅛ Cup of Pure Cacao Powder

2-4 Medium Frozen Bananas

1-2 Tsp. Agave Syrup (Optional)

Whipped Topping (Optional)

Fresh Fruit (Optional)

Directions:

Cut avocados in half, remove the seeds and using a spoon, scoop out the avocado flesh. Using a high-powered blender, blend together the avocados with cocoa and cacao powders. Add one frozen banana at a time until you reach the desired sweetness.* (Note: I found that using frozen bananas not only helps cool the pudding quickly and naturally, but helps ensure everything is fully blended). If your sweet tooth is not quenched, add a few teaspoons of agave syrup and blend again. Top with whipped topping and fresh fruit.

Serves 2.

Chocolate Avocado Pudding - Alamain.net

Chocolate Avocado Pudding - Alamain.net


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    Ngan R.
    March 25, 2014

    I love a good squat challenge! I may have to follow along with you virtually. I think everything in moderation is fine, even with sweet bread for breakfast. (What is Taiwanese sweet bread?) Plus, you and Hailey seem to live a healthy, physical lifestyle. No gain without the pain right? These pudding look good and so nicely presented!

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      Cathy
      March 25, 2014

      Thanks Ngan! I am usually pretty good at eating in moderation, but recently have been on a sweets kick. Taiwanese sweet breads are almost like other Asian pastries, but in my opinion, fluffier and lighter. One of my coworkers buys them for me from this place called 85 degrees C. :) I highly recommend you try them if you ever get the chance!

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      Cathy
      March 25, 2014

      Haha Dimple! You crack me up…. I had a few servings as well.

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    newsanchortohomemaker
    March 25, 2014

    I agree with Ngan, moderation is key. If you don’t splurge now and again, you’ll drive yourself crazy. This looks delicious!

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    Karen
    March 25, 2014

    I have yet to try the avocado and chocolate combination but everyone is raving about it. Your pudding sounds good and if it gets you two into your bikinis all the better. :)

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      Cathy
      March 26, 2014

      Haha! Thanks Karen. Here’s to hoping we’ll be fit in time 😉

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      Cathy
      March 26, 2014

      Thanks! You can switch out the fruit for other types of fruit. Strawberries = chocolate covered strawberry flavor; raspberries/mixed berries = berries and chocolate. It’s quite delicious :)

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