The Best Chocolate Pudding You Will Ever Taste

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on February 25, 2010

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Gina’s Choco-Cado Pudding

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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]

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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!

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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.

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

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Katie February 25, 2010 at 12:49 pm

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

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Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Nope not at all!!

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Shelly February 25, 2010 at 1:03 pm

How many servings does that make?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010 at 1:10 pm

umm…one…

jk…I’d say 2-3…its RICH!!!

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Julie @SavvyEats February 25, 2010 at 1:36 pm

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

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Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010 at 2:41 pm

of course

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Miriam March 1, 2010 at 6:44 pm

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…

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Elle @ Acquired Tastes February 25, 2010 at 12:49 pm

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!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010 at 12:53 pm

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

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Angela @ A Healthy FIt February 25, 2010 at 12:50 pm

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!!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010 at 12:54 pm

bahaha

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Jessica @ How Sweet February 25, 2010 at 12:51 pm

OHMIGOODNESS that is some major food porn. How delish!

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Jess @ Truly.Into.Fitness February 25, 2010 at 12:55 pm

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

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Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 25, 2010 at 12:56 pm

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

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[email protected] Two Lives, One Lifestyle February 25, 2010 at 12:58 pm

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!!

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Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty February 25, 2010 at 12:58 pm

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

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Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life February 25, 2010 at 12:59 pm

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!!

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Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life February 25, 2010 at 1:00 pm

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

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Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010 at 1:10 pm

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

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Heather (Heather's Dish) February 25, 2010 at 1:00 pm

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!

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Estela @ Weekly Bite February 25, 2010 at 1:02 pm

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

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Lisa February 25, 2010 at 1:02 pm

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

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Heather @ Side of Sneakers February 25, 2010 at 1:03 pm

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

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Amy @ Everything is Homemade February 25, 2010 at 1:05 pm

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

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eatingRD February 25, 2010 at 1:06 pm

major food porn! lol looks wonderful!

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Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday February 25, 2010 at 1:08 pm

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

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Beth February 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm

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

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Amy February 25, 2010 at 1:09 pm

whhhhhhhhhhhhhhy did I give up chocolate for Lent?

WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHY?!!!!!

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Mo February 25, 2010 at 6:28 pm

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

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Nelly February 25, 2010 at 1:11 pm

what kind of vanilla do you use?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010 at 1:17 pm
Jenn @ Livewellfit February 25, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Now that truly is food porn. :)

Fabulous idea to create a resource list! Love it.

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Kristina @Mendonpondmusings February 25, 2010 at 1:13 pm

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

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Emily February 25, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Oh god, I cannot wait to try that pudding!

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Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' February 25, 2010 at 1:26 pm

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!

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Chloe (Naturally Frugal) February 25, 2010 at 1:30 pm

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!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010 at 2:42 pm

of course email away!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010 at 2:42 pm

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

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Jil February 25, 2010 at 1:37 pm

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

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Ricki February 25, 2010 at 1:41 pm

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)?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010 at 2:41 pm
Brooke February 25, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Mmmmmmmmmmm! I am most definitely making this tonight!

What is the difference between coconut oil and coconut butter?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010 at 5:30 pm

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

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Ellie February 26, 2010 at 11:22 am

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

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Allison February 25, 2010 at 1:48 pm

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

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Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) February 25, 2010 at 1:49 pm

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

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Nicole, RD February 25, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Yummm! Looks FANTASTIC!!!

I just emailed you :)

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Monica (Musings of the Granola Girl) February 25, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Oh my! That looks soooooooooo rich :)

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Paige @ Running Around Normal February 25, 2010 at 2:10 pm

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

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Shannon, Tropical Eats February 25, 2010 at 2:34 pm

WOWZA. That is all i have to say :)

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Betherann February 25, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Yummy! Emailed you, too. :)

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Angie (Losing It and Loving It) February 25, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Oh that pudding looks so good!

Sent you an email, thanks.

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Grace February 25, 2010 at 2:52 pm

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.

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Helena February 25, 2010 at 2:56 pm

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

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Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010 at 5:31 pm

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

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Helena February 26, 2010 at 1:21 am

Ohhh, thanks!

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Ameena February 25, 2010 at 3:04 pm

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. :)

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 25, 2010 at 3:55 pm

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

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Kristina February 25, 2010 at 4:03 pm

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

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gina (fitnessista) February 25, 2010 at 5:58 pm

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 :)

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Jess - The Domestic Vegan February 25, 2010 at 4:16 pm

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.

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Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 25, 2010 at 4:17 pm

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

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[email protected] February 25, 2010 at 4:34 pm

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!!

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Ana February 25, 2010 at 5:18 pm

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

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Mimi (Damn the Freshman 15) February 25, 2010 at 5:55 pm

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!

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Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ February 25, 2010 at 6:01 pm

That is such an interesting idea.

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gina (fitnessista) February 25, 2010 at 6:06 pm

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

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Mo February 25, 2010 at 6:26 pm

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!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010 at 7:17 pm

it tastes BETTER than it looks.

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Lizzie February 25, 2010 at 6:42 pm

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!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010 at 7:17 pm

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

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gina (fitnessista) February 25, 2010 at 8:29 pm

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

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Lizzie February 26, 2010 at 11:17 am

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

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Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) February 25, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Ahhh looks delicious!!

xo
K

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EaterNotARunner February 25, 2010 at 6:53 pm

Oh that looks TOO good!

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lindsay February 25, 2010 at 7:15 pm

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

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Dalynn February 25, 2010 at 7:43 pm

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!

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Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman February 25, 2010 at 8:26 pm

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

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[email protected] February 25, 2010 at 9:11 pm

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

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s February 26, 2010 at 12:49 am

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 :)

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Brooke February 25, 2010 at 9:13 pm

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

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Vanessa February 25, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Avocado based? Really? I HAVE to try this!

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Jessica @ WHY DONTCHA RUN February 25, 2010 at 9:23 pm

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

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Jolene February 25, 2010 at 9:36 pm

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

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Jess (Fit Chick in the City) February 25, 2010 at 9:37 pm

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

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Barbara February 25, 2010 at 9:42 pm

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

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caronae February 26, 2010 at 12:52 am

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.

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Tania @ Moment Anew February 26, 2010 at 6:23 am

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!

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Christy February 26, 2010 at 7:17 am

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

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Jane February 26, 2010 at 7:17 am

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

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Natasha February 26, 2010 at 8:28 am

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

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Jenny February 26, 2010 at 9:09 am

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

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Heather February 26, 2010 at 10:10 am

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

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Lauren February 26, 2010 at 12:26 pm

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!

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Betherann February 26, 2010 at 12:56 pm

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!

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Naomi (onefitfoodie) February 26, 2010 at 6:07 pm

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!

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Michal February 27, 2010 at 9:37 am

Looks yummy to me! :)

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Jenny (Green Food Diaries) February 27, 2010 at 10:52 am

mmm, looks SO good!

please add my blog to your blogroll!

Green Food Diaries

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Glowing in Winnipeg February 27, 2010 at 2:45 pm

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!

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Kathleen February 27, 2010 at 7:43 pm

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.

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Crystal March 1, 2010 at 12:16 am

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

That chocolate pudding looks so delicious!

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Lauren March 3, 2010 at 4:50 pm

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.

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Stephanie March 3, 2010 at 7:26 pm

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.

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Ashley March 4, 2010 at 10:59 am

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

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Kerry April 8, 2010 at 3:35 pm

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???

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Zhuzhirui June 3, 2010 at 9:12 am

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

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Julia June 23, 2010 at 6:10 pm

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

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Jessica July 4, 2010 at 11:55 am

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! :)

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Ashley July 28, 2010 at 8:20 pm

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

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Caitlin September 7, 2010 at 9:12 pm

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!!

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Jessica May 31, 2012 at 7:40 pm

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!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) June 1, 2012 at 2:27 pm

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

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Dr. Michael DeMaria November 23, 2012 at 5:05 am

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!

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Ivory February 22, 2013 at 3:22 am

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

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Angela April 10, 2014 at 5:28 am

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

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Julie March 24, 2017 at 5:12 pm

We made this but replaced the agave with maple syrup – so delicious!

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