I know what you’re thinking…
You think I’m crazy for starting out 2016 with a dessert recipe. Goodbye weight loss goals!
Well, I think you’re crazy for thinking I’m crazy. Because there is absolutely nothing wrong with dessert (I ate chocolate for breakfast dessert the other day). Especially THIS dessert. Wanna know why? It is made with only four ingredients, and notta one of them is processed like a generic Jell-O chocolate pudding dessert you might find on grocery shelves.
Let’s just review the ingredients list of an ordinary box of Jell-O Chocolate Pudding:
SUGAR, MODIFIED CORNSTARCH, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE (FOR THICKENING), CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, SALT, TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE (FOR THICKENING), MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES (PREVENT FOAMING), RED 40, YELLOW 5, BLUE 1, ARTIFICIAL COLOR, BHA (PRESERVATIVE). *AMOUNT IN DRY MIX.
Why they need to add food coloring to make chocolate pudding brown is beyond me. Shouldn’t your cocoa do that? I know after you actually make this pudding, the main ingredient is probably milk, at least I think that’s what you make this with, and not water. But the next main ingredient would be sugar. There are 72 grams of sugar in the entire box.
There are only 16 g of sugar in the entire mint chocolate avocado pudding recipe. Both the Jell-O version and my version have four servings. Which one would you rather eat?
Don’t you dare say the Jell-O version! I realize that an avocado pudding might sound a bit unorthodox. And that avocados have seem to taken over the healthy recipe world. But I’ll tell you, it’s for good reason because this pudding is truly delightful. I will also be completely honest. It does not taste exactly like the Jell-O version. How could it? Well for starters, I put mint in it. But also, the ingredients are completely different. I remember Arman talking a while back about how some people claim that healthier recipes ‘taste just like the regular version’ and that it is pretty much BS. (At least I think it was Arman, pregnancy brain has been hitting me hard lately.) While this mint chocolate avocado pudding doesn’t take like a sugary processed dessert, it is rich and creamy with just the right amount of minty flavor! Avocados are also filled with healthy fats, which is something you need in your diet.
This is the next dessert recipe you need to make. ‘Nuff said.
Mint Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Yield 4 servings
- 2 large avocados, chilled
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Peppermint liquid stevia or 1/2 teaspoon mint extract + 1 packet stevia
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
- Half and cube avocados. Add them to a food processor with the remaining ingredients.
- Process on high, pushing down any collected food from the sides after every minute or so.
- Continue to process until a smooth and creamy consistency is achieved, about 5 minutes.
- If avocados were chilled, serve immediately. If not, chill in fridge for 15-30 minutes.
Serving Size 100 g
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Unsaturated Fat 12 g
Sodium 8 mg
Total Carbohydrates 15 g
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 3 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.