The Best Chocolate Pudding You Will Ever Taste

115 comments

Warning- Major Food Porn Alert- may not be SAFE FOR WORK!!! ;)

UntitledFirst up the winner of the Glass Dharma giveaway goes to #89 Dalynn:

Congrats Dalynn!

Please email angela [at] ohsheglows.com to claim your prize.

 

Gina’s Choco-Cado Pudding

IMG_1488

I have wanted to make an avocado-based pudding for a while now (thanks for the reminders in yesterday’s discussion!!!). I asked Gina if she had a recipe that I could use and she provided me with her Choco-Cado Pudding recipe. It was super easy to whip up and it tastes like a dream!! I made a few small modifications that are noted beside her recipe.

[Recipe Source: The Fitnessista]

IMG_1481  

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup agave (dark) (I used 1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup water (I forgot to add the water, but I loved how thick it was!)
  • 1/8 cup cocoa powder
  • small pinch sea salt
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (I used coconut butter)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions: Throw all ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth.

It takes less than 2-3 minutes to prepare!

IMG_1500

I asked Gina to marry me on Twitter after I made this. That pretty much sums it up! :mrgreen:

I have never in my life tasted a pudding so delicious. Gahhhhhhhhhhh.

And no, you cannot taste the avocado at all.

IMG_1484

Avocados are also rich in Vitamin K, Folic Acid, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Oleic acid, and carotenoids!

Updates:

1) Food/Health Blog Resource:

  • I am going to put together a Food/Health blog resource on my website. If you have a Food or Health blog and you’d like to be included on this list, please email me with your website name embedded with the link.

Like so:

Green Monster Movement 

Not like this:

www.greenmonstermovement.com

(The first embedded example will save me time so I can just copy and paste it into the document!)

For those of you who asked how to embed a link click this image for a demo in Gmail:

 Untitled

Email the embedded link to angela [at] ohsheglows.com with the subject line: FOOD BLOG LIST. :) Thank you!!

2) Size Healthy Around The Blog World:

Have a wonderful Thursday! :)

Angela_Signature

Let's get social! Follow Angela on Instagram (@ohsheglows + @theglowspot), Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+

Previous Posts

{ 115 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Katie February 25, 2010

That pudding looks amazing!! Can you taste the avocado in it?

Reply

2 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010

Nope not at all!!

Reply

3 Shelly February 25, 2010

How many servings does that make?

Reply

4 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010

umm…one…

jk…I’d say 2-3…its RICH!!!

Reply

5 Julie @SavvyEats February 25, 2010

Hm…so does this chocolate pudding count as a serving of fruit? ;)

Reply

6 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010

of course

Reply

7 Miriam March 1, 2010

I just made this… really if I had to make this again I would totally skip the agave nectar… (I put 1/4 cup) it is so (too) sweet and rich that 2 spoons and I had enough…

Reply

8 Elle @ Acquired Tastes February 25, 2010

I’m still on the fence as to whether I like avocado or not… can you taste the avocado or does it the pudding just taste like chocolate?

Looks delicious though!

Reply

9 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010

yes it tastes like the best chocolate pudding in the world and you cant taste the avocado at all!

Reply

10 Angela @ A Healthy FIt February 25, 2010

I think my computer just malfunctioned from the food porn that was just viewed. I am going to have to make this in the near future!!!

Reply

11 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010

bahaha

Reply

12 Jessica @ How Sweet February 25, 2010

OHMIGOODNESS that is some major food porn. How delish!

Reply

13 Jess @ Truly.Into.Fitness February 25, 2010

Oh my Ange! I need to make this pudding once lent is OVER!!!

Reply

14 Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 25, 2010

LOVE the resources idea!! And OMG, if that isn’t food porn, I don’t know what is. I HAVE to try that!!!

Reply

15 Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle February 25, 2010

hehe, I loved the food porn warning. The people that sit near me do probably wonder why I look at pictures of food all day. I’m excited that I have allll of these ingredients on hand AND my sweet tooth has been out of control lately. Thanks!!

Reply

16 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty February 25, 2010

That looks amazing!! :) Email coming your way!

Reply

17 Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life February 25, 2010

yeah maybe I should have listened when you said not too look at work!! ahh all I am going to think about all day is that!!

Reply

18 Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life February 25, 2010

Also are you just looking for healthy living blogs in general?? or do you need to have some sort of niche.. i.e. Operation Beautiful

Reply

19 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010

It can be any type of food or health blog :)

Reply

20 Heather (Heather's Dish) February 25, 2010

that pudding looks so amazing! i can’t believe how incredible it looks…but i shouldn’t be surprised since it’s from Gina and featured on here :)

emailing you in a few!

Reply

21 Estela @ Weekly Bite February 25, 2010

This looks so good!! I’ve always wanted to make a pudding with avocado!

Reply

22 Lisa February 25, 2010

That pudding has to be good. You and Gina @ Fitnessista are my favorites.

Reply

23 Heather @ Side of Sneakers February 25, 2010

That looks AMAZING!!! And I’m not even a chocolate person….

Reply

24 Amy @ Everything is Homemade February 25, 2010

Dang I just ate my avocado on Tuesday night! I will have to get more!

Reply

25 eatingRD February 25, 2010

major food porn! lol looks wonderful!

Reply

26 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday February 25, 2010

I made a similar pudding based on a recipe from Marni Wasserman’s blog. It had dates in it too. soooo good!

Reply

27 Beth February 26, 2010

I like the idea of sweetening with dates. I don’t do agave. Thanks for the idea!

Reply

28 Amy February 25, 2010

whhhhhhhhhhhhhhy did I give up chocolate for Lent?

WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHY?!!!!!

Reply

29 Mo February 25, 2010

Ditto!! Waaah!!!!!! :(

Reply

30 Nelly February 25, 2010

what kind of vanilla do you use?

Reply

31 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010
32 Jenn @ Livewellfit February 25, 2010

Now that truly is food porn. :)

Fabulous idea to create a resource list! Love it.

Reply

33 Kristina @Mendonpondmusings February 25, 2010

Wow those photos are amazing! I need to go get some avocados to make this ASAP.

Reply

34 Emily February 25, 2010

Oh god, I cannot wait to try that pudding!

Reply

35 Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' February 25, 2010

You read my mind! I have a bunch of avocados that are heading towards pudding-land today! :D

I love how you can’t taste the avocados AT ALL!

Reply

36 Chloe (Naturally Frugal) February 25, 2010

That looks delicious! I definitely need to try that, especially since it’s dairy free.

I consider my blog, Naturally Frugal a healthy living blog, but it’s up to you if you think it’s worth to put up ;) However, I have no idea how to embed a link so if you could help us out that would be great!

Reply

37 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010

of course email away!

Reply

38 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010

see here for how to embed a link: I just made a demo in GMAIL: http://images.ohsheglows.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Untitled3.jpg

Reply

39 Jil February 25, 2010

I had seen avocado based puddings before but was always reluctant to try them. This has convinced me – it looks phenomenal!!!

Reply

40 Ricki February 25, 2010

I do love a good choco-avocado pudding! This one looks fabulous (love that you left out the water–thick IS better!). Quick question re: embedded links in emails: do you do it the same way as in a comment (ie, start with html code, a= href, etc)?

Reply

41 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010
42 Brooke February 25, 2010

Mmmmmmmmmmm! I am most definitely making this tonight!

What is the difference between coconut oil and coconut butter?

Reply

43 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010

coconut butter has the flesh of the coconut mixed in :) Its very thick and creamy.

Reply

44 Ellie February 26, 2010

where do you get your coconut butter. I can only find coconut oil…

Reply

45 Allison February 25, 2010

That pudding looks awesome, i tried making something liek that before, and it tasted AWFUL. might need to try this one!

Reply

46 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) February 25, 2010

I love creamy desserts. I love avocados. I love chocolate. This pudding looks like heaven on a spoon!

Reply

47 Nicole, RD February 25, 2010

Yummm! Looks FANTASTIC!!!

I just emailed you :)

Reply

48 Monica (Musings of the Granola Girl) February 25, 2010

Oh my! That looks soooooooooo rich :)

Reply

49 Paige @ Running Around Normal February 25, 2010

That looks A-freaking-mazing! You can seriously see the richness from those pictures!
Thanks (and thanks to Gina) for sharing :D

Reply

50 Shannon, Tropical Eats February 25, 2010

WOWZA. That is all i have to say :)

Reply

51 Betherann February 25, 2010

Yummy! Emailed you, too. :)

Reply

52 Angie (Losing It and Loving It) February 25, 2010

Oh that pudding looks so good!

Sent you an email, thanks.

Reply

53 Grace February 25, 2010

I used to make avocado pudding all the time and somehow forgot about it, but I remembered early this week while grocery shopping. Now I’m just waiting for the avocado to ripen.

Reply

54 Helena February 25, 2010

Isn’t coconut butter another name for coconut oil? If not, what kind do you use?

Reply

55 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010

coconut butter has the flesh of the coconut mixed in Its very thick and creamy. The kind I have now is by Artisana.

Reply

56 Helena February 26, 2010

Ohhh, thanks!

Reply

57 Ameena February 25, 2010

You weren’t kidding with your warning!!! This looks super rich and delicious.

I agree that this recipe is enough for maybe one person. Maybe. :)

Reply

58 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 25, 2010

I think I need to get over my fear of avocado and try this. It looks delicious!

Reply

59 Kristina February 25, 2010

I believe this is almost the exact recipe from the March/April issue of the Vegetarian Times. Great magazine :D

Reply

60 gina (fitnessista) February 25, 2010

hey kristina,
there are many versions of chocolate avocado pudding- it’s a very common treat in the raw food world and doesn’t have many ingredients.
i promise that this particular version is a gina original :)

Reply

61 Jess - The Domestic Vegan February 25, 2010

NOT FAIR. I am on day 3 of a 30 Day Sugar Cleanse, and while technicially I can have gentle/natural sweeteners like agave, I’m trying to lay off the sweet stuff altogether (aside from fruit). This is too much temptation to deal with! NOM.

Reply

62 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 25, 2010

Mmmmm…looks divine!!! Avocado chocolate pudding is definitely taking over the world!

Reply

63 Jewel@fit-and-fabulous-jewel February 25, 2010

That has always looked so yummy to me!

I have been meaning to try that for a long time…but by the time my avocados get ripe I always and up making guac or putting them in salad.

Those decadent pictures have renewed my resolve for at least one of those four little avocados in my fruit bowl to make it into a chocolate pudding!!

Reply

64 Ana February 25, 2010

Omg, the pudding looks a-m-a-z-i-n-g-l-y good! Must make it soon!
It looks so creamy and delicious, yumm! I love avocados and chocolate, I can only imagine the creaminess the avocado lends to this concoction!
Thank you and Gina for sharing!
Ana

Reply

65 Mimi (Damn the Freshman 15) February 25, 2010

Ah! I made a key lime pudding with lime juice and avocado once, but this looks OMFG amazing. I just happen to have half an avocado…methinks a half-batch is in order! Thanks for the recipe!

Reply

66 Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ February 25, 2010

That is such an interesting idea.

Reply

67 gina (fitnessista) February 25, 2010

thanks for posting my recipe, lovely lady!
would you mind if i used your pics and posted it on the blog??
xoxo

Reply

68 Mo February 25, 2010

Does that really taste as good as it looks? I made vegan brownies not too long ago and they looked good, but I did not care for the taste.

Beautiful picture with the spoon – I always love those shots!

Reply

69 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010

it tastes BETTER than it looks.

Reply

70 Lizzie February 25, 2010

Angela:

Could you use cacao powder instead of cocoa powder? Hopefully that will be a yes as I have some in the fridge that I have been trying to figure out the best way to use up. I tried just adding it to vanilla yogurt, but it doesn’t really taste that good.

It looks amazing . .. I actually want to make some and then give it to my husband to try and see what he thinks . . . if course without telling him what’s in it . .bwah ha ha!

Reply

71 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010

Im not sure on this one, maybe Gina could offer her expertise? :)

Reply

72 gina (fitnessista) February 25, 2010

definitely- i use cacao powder in mine (the raw stuff!) :)

Reply

73 Lizzie February 26, 2010

Thanks guys! Now to play a trick on my husband! :0

Reply

74 Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) February 25, 2010

Ahhh looks delicious!!

xo
K

Reply

75 EaterNotARunner February 25, 2010

Oh that looks TOO good!

Reply

76 lindsay February 25, 2010

WOW, can’t wait to try that pudding. SO YUM!

Reply

77 Dalynn February 25, 2010

I am so excited about my glass straws! Thank you!!!

Also, the pudding looks heavenly – I’m making my hubby take me to the grocery store so we can make it for dessert tonight. :) Can’t wait to taste it!

Reply

78 Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman February 25, 2010

This looks awesome. My husband loves avocados so I bet he’ll even try this–even though it’s healthy.

Reply

79 kalli@fitandfortysomething February 25, 2010

How delicious! I may need to make this soon….

Reply

80 s February 26, 2010

yeah, i always want to buy avocado at the grocery store but i have no idea what to make with it. now i want to try this too :)

Reply

81 Brooke February 25, 2010

You absolutely were not lying! This pudding is wicked delicious. So thick and smooth and creamy. Mmmmmmmm. Thank-you, thank-you for sharing!!!

Reply

82 Vanessa February 25, 2010

Avocado based? Really? I HAVE to try this!

Reply

83 Jessica @ WHY DONTCHA RUN February 25, 2010

Buahahaha!! Food porn… LOVE it! Seriously though, that picture had me drooling. YUM!

Reply

84 Jolene February 25, 2010

I just printed that recipe and I am going to make it!!!!!!

Reply

85 Jess (Fit Chick in the City) February 25, 2010

I know this isn’t an original comment, but that looks amazing! Your right complete and total food porn.

Reply

86 Barbara February 25, 2010

The BEST Gelato I ever had was Avocado so I imagine this will rock my socks:)

Reply

87 caronae February 26, 2010

Your pics of the chocado pudding may have just placed me on the chocado pudding train. Can’t wait to make it when I am home for spring break and have blender access. Haha, is it sad that I am excited to be home so that I can use special cooking equipment? Such a foodie.

Reply

88 Tania @ Moment Anew February 26, 2010

The pudding looks incredible! And not at all like that gross processed stuff you can find at the grocery store! I will definitely try this, thanks SO much for the recipe :)

Ange, sent you an email. Thanks lovely!

Reply

89 Christy February 26, 2010

Ohh the pudding looks awesome! I wrote the recipe down to make sure I try making it soon! :) Thanks for sharing!

Reply

90 Jane February 26, 2010

I love how your bowl looks like a pie shell….at first I was surprised you would make pastry and then realized it was a bowl :)

The links to other health sites is a great idea….
Jane

Reply

91 Natasha February 26, 2010

You weren’t wrong about the food-porn alert. I just ate lunch, but I’m strangely hungry after seeing that pudding.

Reply

92 Jenny February 26, 2010

Hi Angela – what a great idea for the food blog list! All of us newbies out there thank you ;)

Reply

93 Heather February 26, 2010

just wanted to say I finally got up the nerve to try a green monster this morning! it wasn’t bad!

Reply

94 Lauren February 26, 2010

Isn’t it amazing how some of the healthiest foods can easily be masked in with other tasty things? Nature knew what it was doing!

Reply

95 Betherann February 26, 2010

I love how this recipe doesn’t have chia seeds or other expensive nutrition supplements that I can’t afford to keep in stock. :) Thanks for keeping it simple AND delicios!

Reply

96 Naomi (onefitfoodie) February 26, 2010

i LOVE the idea of recognizing other healthy food bloggers! I just emailed you

Oh and that looks amazing!! and yes one serving works for me :) ill eat the WHOLE thing!

Reply

97 Michal February 27, 2010

Looks yummy to me! :)

Reply

98 Jenny (Green Food Diaries) February 27, 2010

mmm, looks SO good!

please add my blog to your blogroll!

Green Food Diaries

Reply

99 Glowing in Winnipeg February 27, 2010

hmmmm…..I mean..mmmmmmmm do you think that chocolate protein powder could be substituted for cocoa powder? Also…what about substituting coconut milk for coconut oil? Let me know your thoughts :) happy weekend!

Reply

100 Kathleen February 27, 2010

How many servings will this make? Does it keep well? I bought all of the ingredients-it looks amazing! Let’s be honest, this would probably be fantastic for breakfast, no shame here.

Reply

101 Crystal March 1, 2010

I emailed you to add my blog to your list! Looking forward to seeing everyone else’s blogs. :)

That chocolate pudding looks so delicious!

Reply

102 Lauren March 3, 2010

I just made the pudding. It’s been on my mind for about a week now. SOOOO GOOD! I did about 3 Tbsp. agave. I would like it to be a tad sweeter, but I wanted to try to keep the sugar down a bit. Mine turned out quite a bit lighter than yours though. I wonder why. I used dark agave. Maybe you have a darker cocoa powder? It’s delicious either way. It’s sitting in my fridge calling my name…I have to go.

Reply

103 Stephanie March 3, 2010

I made this tonight and it was so good! Only problem was that I clearly need a larger food processor! It barely fit in mine and didnt quite mix all the way.

Reply

104 Ashley March 4, 2010

Can you suggest a substitution for the coconut butter or oil? That’s the only ingredient I don’t have in the house.

You could probably get away without including it, since it is just a tablespoon. I’m not sure what you could really sub for it. Let me know what you end up making! ~Ange

Reply

105 Kerry April 8, 2010

Hi Angela,

This sounds and looks amazing!!

I’m allergic to nuts…do you have any suggestions for what to use instead of almond butter???

Reply

106 Zhuzhirui June 3, 2010

Yeah, it’s good, very useful, thanks :)

Reply

107 Julia June 23, 2010

Yum!!!! I just made this for my kids. My son who won’t go near an avocado, let alone eat one LOVED it! (and I even told him there was avocado in it). I substituted 1/4 cup of vanilla almond milk for the coconut oil and peanut butter instead of the almond butter (my husband had eaten all the almond butter) and it tasted great. Thank you so much for the recipe, it’ definitely a keeper! Much Aloha : )
Julia

Reply

108 Jessica July 4, 2010

Oh yes the name says it all! I was looking for healthy nondairy spins on sweets and came across your website! Its a life saver because I have such a sweet tooth. I’m very much addicted to this now! Thanks for all sharing all of this great information! :)

Reply

109 Ashley July 28, 2010

Just made this today! Absolutely delicious!!! It is most definitely the best chocolate pudding I’ve ever tasted!! :)

Reply

110 Caitlin September 7, 2010

OH MY this is delicious. I used 1/4 C of maple syrup instead of the agave and replaced 1tbsp of the cacao powder with Amazing Greens chocolate powder. It is SOOOO fabulous. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Reply

111 Jessica May 31, 2012

I totally tasted the avocado in this!!!! :-) It was my first raw dessert, though, and I also substituted peanut butter for the almond butter, so those two things may be making a difference in my world! Consistency was just like regular pudding, but it was a little warm since everything had been through the food processor. Its super super creative, though, and my hats off to you for this!

Reply

112 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 1, 2012

I can taste the avocado when it’s warm too…I def prefer it chilled. Glad you tried your first raw recipe!

Reply

113 Dr. Michael DeMaria November 23, 2012

I tried this delicious recipe for my dessert for Thanksgiving and was just delicious. I substituted pureed organic pear and carrot for the sweetener and it was amazing! I avoid all sweeteners even agave. Didn’t even need the vanilla – although think I will try that next time. Thank you for sharing Angela!

Reply

114 Ivory February 22, 2013

This is THE BEST pudding ever! It is getting me through law school studying… and PMS…and chocolate cravings! Thank you!

Reply

115 Angela April 10, 2014

This recipe is freaking awesome! I’ve made other avo-choco puddings but this one trumps them any day of the week.

Reply

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: