Dessert night recap: chocolate, protein and avocado pudding

A couple of weeks ago, a fellow personal trainer at the gym where I work, brought in a sample of a dessert she had made for her husband. She offered us ‘Friday Foodies’ (myself and two other trainers who always end up talking favourite foodie finds on Fridays, the only days we’re all in the gym at the same time) a taste of chocolate, protein and avocado pudding.

I thought I had died and gone to heaven!

So rich and creamy and intensely chocolate. She gave me the recipe (I have no idea where she found it; if it’s yours, please let me know in the comments section below and I’ll be happy to credit you) and I stopped to purchase avocados on my way home, determined to make it for dessert that night. It was, after all, Dessert Night Friday!

My chocolate-loving children thought it was TOO chocolatey. Next time I’ll cut back a bit on the cocoa powder. Hubby and I thought it was just right. I hope you and your family enjoy it too!

Chocolate, protein and avocado pudding

  • 1 large, ripe avocado
  • 2 Tbsp raw cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp chocolate protein powder
  • 1/4 c honey
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 c water or unsweetened almond milk
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Mix until smooth. Refrigerate 30 min. Enjoy!
Note: this recipe should make at LEAST 4 servings.
Healthy fat chocolate dessert
While the avocado is a healthy fat, it is high in calories! I find that even a spoonful or two satisfies the need for an after-dinner sweet. (Note, the whipped cream on top has no sugar in it; you could also top with Greek Yogurt).
I love to try cleaned up versions of your favourite desserts; have one you’d like to share?
Comments below please!

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Comments

  1. great recipe Tamara! You can bet I’ll be trying this πŸ˜‰

    I might have to take advice from your kids though! I am not a HUGE chocolate monster, so maybe I’ll cut back the cocoa? We’ll see πŸ˜‰

  2. Well, my kids ARE huge chocolate monsters, so I’m thinking it wasn’t so much the chocolate taste as the COCOA taste. They love their sweetened milk chocolate!
    Enjoy!

  3. Looks good to me! I know the Pure2Raw twins are big on eating avocado pudding. I think most ppl are put off my it because green and avocado don’t equal dessert. but i wouldn’t mind trying this! Thanks, Tamara! Have a great weekend.
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    • Oh yes, I have send Pure2Raw post avocado recipes. I will go and check theirs out!
      I don’t have a barbecue or a grill, so I won’t be grilling anything this weekend… plus, we Canadians had our long weekend last weekend!
      Have a great one!

  4. WOW! That looks great!!!! I don’t have chocolate protein powder in the house, only vanilla, but I might have to get some! πŸ™‚
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    • Well Jody, if you combined cocoa powder with vanilla protein powder, I bet it would taste like caramel!
      I think I’ll try it myself!

  5. I have been meaning to try this for a long time… thanks for the recipe, I think it’s time I make it! Looks delicious!
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  6. Really???!! You mixed avocado with cocoa and it worked? I might even rouse myself to try this.

  7. We haven’t tried avocado with cocoa, avocado is very cheap in our place. I will
    definitely try your recipe. thanks for the share.

  8. This looks so good & can’t wait to try it πŸ™‚
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  9. i make chocolate avocado pudding all the time! i love it! if you like that, take all the same ingredients and use silken tofu as well. i love them both! i usually add vanilla liquid stevia as my sweetener, adds an extra little flavor boost as well! great night time snack!