This easy-to-make, whole-foods based Raspberry Avocado Chocolate Pudding tastes so good you would never know it is plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, and still absolutely delicious!
VEGAN Raspberry Avocado Chocolate Pudding
I've said it before and I will say it again, I have a serious sweet tooth!
The munchies are real sensation experienced by cannabis users, and I am no exception. They are often strong food cravings for something sweet, salty, rich, and delicious.
In my quest to find sweet desserts that are both nutritious and delicious, I have found that avocado makes an excellent base for creamy desserts. With nearly 20 different vitamins and minerals, avocados provide a great source of anti-inflammatory nutrients.
These tasty fruits are high in a vitamin known as folate, which is critical during pregnancy, as well as B vitamins, lutein, vitamins C & E. Plus, they are high in monounsaturated fat - the good fat which helps to lower bad cholesterol levels (1).
Healthy Pudding Ingredient Substitutions
Eating healthy is all about making small changes. This pudding is actually much easier to make than traditional box pudding because you do not need to let it set, it's literally ready in 5-minutes!
Just pull out that food processor and in two minutes you’ll be in chocolate dessert heaven. Aside from the delicious and creamy chocolate taste, this dessert is packed full of nutrition - which is often rare for dessert!
Fresh Berry Options
Feel free to use any type of berry you love to add variety to this recipe. Raspberries are my favorite, but strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries make an excellent addition as well.
You can also use frozen berries in this recipe, you'll just want to make sure they're thawed before putting them in the food processor.
We used our homemade maple syrup in this recipe, but you can easily swap liquid sweetener you have on hand. Honey or agave are both great swap options.
For a lower sugar option, swap the ¼ cup maple syrup for 2 tablespoons of a non-nutritive sweetener, like stevia.
High In Calories and Nutrients
Now it's important to note that this dessert is not necessarily low in calories, as avocados have high calories and fat content. The point here is to work this recipe into your current lifestyle.
If your goal is weight loss, eating this entire recipe by yourself might not be in line with your calorie goals. If your goal is to eat more fruits and vegetables throughout the day, this recipe might be perfect for your health goals.
Raspberry Avocado Chocolate Pudding
- 2 perfectly ripe avocados
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ cup plant-based milk
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Cut the avocado in half and remove the seed.
- Scoop each half into the food processor.
- Add the raspberries, syrup, cocoa powder, milk, and cinnamon to the food processor.
- Pulse on high for 60-90 seconds, scraping down the edges and blend again as needed.
- Garnish with more fresh berries and raw cacao nibs or chocolate chips as desired.