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chocolate avocado pudding

by Heather

Why hello there.

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After a weekend away from my computer, it’s sure nice to be back! Less computer time meant more cleaning time. Wwwwwwhhhhhhyyyyyyy?!?!?!

Somehow weekends always turn into a big cleaning fest over here. How is it that my house needs to be clean every-single-weekend? Are we really that messy (yes I am)? Can I blame it on the animals?

I…

Made an awesome hardwood floor cleaner that works great! More to come on that.

Cleaned the shower, downstairs bathroom AND upstairs bathroom. All with homemade cleaners again – I’m on a kick!

Laundry… always

Jacob…

Finished ALL the nursery painting. Mural is done + wall next to it is fully painted. I’ll get pictures up soon!

Took out our old ugly pantry and installed wire shelving over the washer/dryer. It’s so much more organized now!

Hmmm more stuff happened around the house, I guess I just don’t remember it. Plus I ran yesterday which started in sunshine, then ended in hale. CrAzY! Some hunting at Goodwill for frames happened too. I was pooped by the end of the day! Did the time switch mess with you? I think it did me.

With every good weekend, there is always food. Good food. Savory food, sweet food and simple food. Today it’s all about the sweet and simple food. But starting with the savory avocado.

Chocolate avocado pudding

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Oh, and it’s also Secret Recipe Club reveal day! For this month I was secretly assigned the blog Gluten Free A – Z Blog to scour through. For the longest time I was set on making coconut flour cookies, but then once I saw the chocolate avocado pudding, I knew it was destiny. There is food destiny after all.

You see, I’ve seen avocado pudding all over the place. It’s been on my must make list, but for some reason I never get around to it. Lucky for me, the SRC helped me get to it and make that avocado pudding!

It’s so simple too. Just 5 ingredients. That’s all you need.

Avocado + cocoa powder + vanilla extract + maple syrup + milk

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Blend it all up and boom you’ve got pudding! No heating, stirring or waiting required.

If you’ve been like me and have been putting making avocado pudding off, don’t wait any longer. Take the plunge right now. You will be so happy you did!

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Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Serves 2

Adapted from here

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocados
  • 1 tsp real vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice

Directions

  1. Slice the avocado and remove all the meat. Place the avocado meat along with the remaining ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. If needed, scrape down the sides and add a bit more milk to get things moving.
  3. Chill if not eating right away!

Notes

  • Do as I say, not as I do. Use a fulling ripe avocado here, not semi-ripe avocado. The softer your avocado is the shorter amount of time you have to blend. My blender was starting to smoke by the end since I was running it for soooooo long.
  • If you end up having to blend for a really long time, you might want to stick it in the fridge/freezer for a short time to chill it.
  • It is highly addictive.

My favorite part with this treat (other than how great it tastes), is that it’s filling! The avocado is full of healthy fats, leaving you feeling satisfied with less. Just like with my fudgy vegan chocolate mousse, you’re left with a satisfied feeling. Instead of avocado there, it’s made silky smooth with tofu. You would never know though!

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It’s kind of a sexy treat too. Add in some fruit for dipping and share it with your loved one.

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Or be like me and make it on a Sunday when your husband is working and proceed to eat it all by yourself… at least I ate it in 2 sessions and not all at once. 😉

Have you ever made chocolate avocado pudding? What was a highlight from your weekend? Does anyone else feel like they have to clean every weekend (or just me?)?

Hope your Monday is going great!

Heather


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63 comments

Lindsey March 12, 2012 - 8:39 am

I have never made it but have it on my list to try this week. I bought a huge bag of avocados and need to use them up!

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2012 - 8:18 pm

Perfect! Let me know how you like it Lindsey 🙂

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Lisa@Healthy Diaries.com March 12, 2012 - 9:25 am

I love avocado pudding! I’ve only made it once (last month), but I definitely have been wanting to make it more! Need to stock up on avocados! Mine go bad so fast tho.. 😐

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2012 - 8:19 pm

They go bad? Bummer! Eat em fast :). So good for you and your lil guy!

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Erica March 12, 2012 - 9:30 am

Ah! I have a ripeee avocado and was about to eat it as is-totally making this instead! Cleaning is endless. Cant wait to see the finished baby room

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2012 - 8:20 pm

Baby room picks up tomorrow!

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Trainer Kjirsten March 12, 2012 - 9:51 am

Yum, that pudding looks great! Can you taste the avocado at all in it? How is the texture?

It looks like you are in nesting mode and getting all things ready for the baby! I can’t wait to see how the mural turns out!

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2012 - 8:22 pm

Nope you can’t taste the avocado at all, and if my avocado had been super ripe (like it should be for this recipe), then it would have been suuuppppeer smooth. Still with a semi-ripe avocado it was pretty dang smooth, just some tiny pieces I couldn’t get to break down. I’m definitely excited to make it again once the rest of my avocados get super ripe.

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Kristen (swanky dietitian) March 12, 2012 - 10:31 am

This pudding looks just fabulous. I would have never thought to add avocado but I am sure it adds a real creamy texture!
YUM!

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2012 - 8:22 pm

Yup, such a creamy texture!

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heather @ http://itsyummytomytummy.blogspot.com/ March 12, 2012 - 11:09 am

very nice, I’ve been monkeying around with pudding recipes to make them vegan (or atleast dairy-free) lately and avocados seem like a great idea to try. Perhaps next time I’ll try this. Come check out my one ingredient banana ice cream for the SRC this month! http://itsyummytomytummy.blogspot.com/2012/03/one-ingredient-banana-ice-cream.html

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2012 - 8:23 pm

Banana soft serve is delish, great pick!

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Nicole, RD March 12, 2012 - 11:12 am

I don’t know I knew you were in SRC! Fun! Me too as of last month 🙂 This pudding looks amazing, and those are seriously some of the prettiest avocados…love’em!

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2012 - 8:24 pm

SRC is so fun, too bad we’re in different groups, we’ll never get the chance to secretly be assigned each other. I still make things from your site though, just not sneakily 😉

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Jeanie March 12, 2012 - 11:15 am

This sounds great. I make an avocado/banana smoothie that is pudding like, which I love. Now I’ve got to try this.

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2012 - 8:24 pm

Mmmm sounds delish

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kristi @ veggie converter March 12, 2012 - 11:18 am

Oh my goodness. Yum!

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Dan March 12, 2012 - 11:26 am

I just read Judee’s article about the pudding yesterday. great that other people are trying it as well. Looks tasty!

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2012 - 8:25 pm

It is tasty Dan, you’ve gotta try it!

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Danielle March 12, 2012 - 12:10 pm

I have to admit I’d be skeptical of this if I hadn’t tried it, but once I tried it, I was hooked! I don’t even really like chocolate flavored things but I love the creamy texture of this pudding! Great choice!

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2012 - 8:25 pm

Yay, glad to hear someone else tried it and liked it too!

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Corina March 12, 2012 - 12:46 pm

I’ve never heard of anything like this before but I’m so curious – I think I may need to make it to test it out!

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2012 - 8:26 pm

You definitely should Corina!

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Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries March 12, 2012 - 1:36 pm

i just saw another version of chocolate avocado pudding on julie’s blog (peanut butter fingers), and i LOVE the idea! i’m really trying to incorporate more healthy fats into my diet, so this is perfect! i’ve never made anything sweet from avocado, so i’m intrigued!

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2012 - 8:26 pm

I gotta check her version out too! AND you must be being called to make avocado pudding 😉

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Alli March 12, 2012 - 1:57 pm

This is like weird magic!

I made your breakfast quinoa and it is a new addiction. Love your blog.

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2012 - 8:27 pm

Thanks Alli, so glad you liked it!

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Andrea@WellnessNotes March 12, 2012 - 2:07 pm

Avocado chocolate pudding has been on “my list” forever, but for some reason I have never made it. I’m moving it up on my list! 🙂

And I feel like I always clean and there is always stuff to clean…

Have a great week!

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2012 - 8:27 pm

Move it on up!

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Karen March 12, 2012 - 3:08 pm

How interesting… I would never have thought that this pudding contained those ingredients, especially the maple syrup! I’ll have to give this a try now!

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2012 - 8:28 pm

Maple syrup is one of my favorite natural sweeteners… So good in here too!

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angie March 12, 2012 - 3:18 pm

Lovely recipe and great presentation. Cleaning…. yes every weekend 🙁 BUT!!! I Normally try and get it done on Saturday so I can cook on Sunday!

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2012 - 8:28 pm

Nice, get the work out of the way so you’re left with fun time. Love it 🙂

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chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 12, 2012 - 4:23 pm

I have been seeing chocolate avocado pudding EVERYWHERE lately! I need to jump on the wagon!

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2012 - 8:29 pm

Jump on it, jump on it 🙂

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Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner March 12, 2012 - 4:43 pm

Chocolate Pudding made out of Avocados?!?! What a fantastic idea! 😀

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Lindsay @ runningthwindycity March 12, 2012 - 5:15 pm

I need to make this ASAP!

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Miz Helen March 12, 2012 - 5:34 pm

This is a wonderful Chocolate Pudding. The addition of the Avocado makes this recipe very exciting. Your photo’s are outstanding! It is fun cooking with you at the SRC and have a great week.
Miz Helen

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2012 - 8:29 pm

Oh thank you!

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Susan with Permanent Posies March 12, 2012 - 5:37 pm

Oh my goodness….What a strange combination of flavors. I can’t wait to try it. Glad you chose that one to post for the SRC.

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2012 - 8:30 pm

Strange but delicious!

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Pure2raw Twins March 12, 2012 - 5:41 pm

nothing beats avocado chocolate pudding!!!!!!!!!!! YUM
so rich and creamy 🙂 nothing beats that!

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2012 - 8:30 pm

Oh yes if anyone knows how good it is it’s you girls!

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Lisa~~ March 12, 2012 - 5:49 pm

Delicious and I love the idea of avocado in the recipe, can’t wait to give this a try.

If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Group ‘A’ SRC entry: Broiled Sushi.

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

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Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies March 12, 2012 - 6:51 pm

Wow, what a great way to make chocolate pudding healthier and I bet you can’t even tell there’s avocado in there.

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2012 - 8:30 pm

Nope sure can’t, pure creamy deliciousness.

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers March 12, 2012 - 7:15 pm

Yum, this looks so good. I really think I’m allergic to avocado, but I think I’m going to try this recipe anyway and see how I do. I just can’t resist it!!

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Get Healthy with Heather March 12, 2012 - 8:31 pm

Allergic to avocados… Oh no! If you do try it enjoy every bite 🙂

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Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} March 13, 2012 - 7:10 am

I make chocolate avocado pudding all the time. Love it! I make it with dates as the sweetener. Sometimes I add cooked sweet potato, too, and you can’t taste it, but it adds extra nutrition! It’s Meghan’s favorite dessert. 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather March 13, 2012 - 8:01 am

Love that idea of adding in sweet potato!

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Heidi @ Food Doodles March 13, 2012 - 10:17 am

Oooh, I love avocado pudding! I’m kind of afraid to admit I’m not usually the biggest fan of avocados but I cannot get enough of chocolate avocado pudding lately. It’s so good 😀 I love the idea of dipping fresh fruit into it(especially strawberries, I’ve been craving them!)

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Get Healthy with Heather March 14, 2012 - 9:07 am

Avocado pudding is soooo much more different than plain old avocados huh?

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Jentry Nielsen March 13, 2012 - 11:28 am

I’ve never tried avocado pudding before, and unfortunately I do not like avocado, but this looks so delicious! I’m tempted to try it anyways! haha

And yes I feel the same way on weekends! I always feel like I need to clean up the house! I went away this past weekend and am so thrown off with the dirty house and no time to clean! haha

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Betsy March 13, 2012 - 3:38 pm

I’m obsessed with avocados but I’ll admit this sounds a little strange. Hey, that’s what the SRC is all about right? Trying new stuff? I hope you’ll stop by Seasonalpotluck.com this month. Its artichoke month, and I’d love if you’d link up your artichoke recipes! http://bit.ly/zRfNjo

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ButterYum March 14, 2012 - 6:13 am

One of my guilty pleasures is eating an avacado right out of the shell, but I’ve never heard of mixing with chocolate – can’t wait to try it out!

fI hope you’ll stop by and visit my SRC post for Chewy Oatmeal Raisin and Almond Cookies

🙂
ButterYum

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Get Healthy with Heather March 14, 2012 - 9:11 am

Your cookies sound delish! And what a great guilty pleasure 🙂

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jeana March 14, 2012 - 6:36 pm

been wanting to try this for a while now and have a big bag of avocados…going to make right now! loving your blog Heather!

jeana

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Jenny March 17, 2012 - 10:05 pm

I made this today!! It was so easy and a great alternative to pudding from a box! My only issue was that it was kinda bitter so I added some honey to it to make it sweeter! I have a ridiculous sweet tooth!:) thanks for sharing!!

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Get Healthy with Heather March 19, 2012 - 10:23 am

Glad you liked it Jenny! It’s kinda bad how easy it is… I’ve made it so many times now which means I keep gobbling up whole avocados!

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