Now I know I’ve posted some recipes like this chocolate avocado pudding in the past but I’ve tinkered with it a lot and tried some different things based on what my diet “rules” were at the time. For example, my lower-carb diet days I would avoid having anything with bananas for dessert. This past week however, I was eliminating added sugars like honey and maple syrup so instead of using that to sweeten up this avocado pudding (or ice cream…), I used banana and it makes it the best flavor/consistency.
I photographed this straight out of the blender, but I don’t eat is as so. I put it in the freezer to make chocolate ice cream. Heating up a tbsp of nut butter and spreading it on top is not optional. A couple nights I ate this I also added pistachios to it since I like having some crunch but I’m avoiding chocolate chips for now. This was only if I kept my other nut-butter consumption a little lower throughout the day though. Even at 80 something grams of fat a day, I go well over it if I don’t plan ahead.
UPDATE: I do eat this straight out of the blender like pudding sometimes – it’s winter as I’m reposting this so I don’t really crave freezing cold ice cream for dessert. I ate this last week straight out of the fridge with chocolate chips and/or some coconut cashew butter mixed in.
So this recipe proves that I can avoid my excessive chocolate habits and still satisfy that chocolate craving with healthy, natural foods. Let’s talk about that some more…
Avocado: Healthy unsaturated fat, Vitamin E, plenty of fiber and some protein
Banana: Potassium for electrolyte balance and repairing muscles. Simple carbs will replenish muscle glycogen after a hard day of training too!
Protein Powder: Mine is naturally sweetened with stevia, and made from rice and pea protein. So it’s all-natural and supports muscle-growth and recovery.
This is best made in batches due to the difficulty it is to blend a single serving of (unless you have a tiny blender or one of those that have a single-serving cup you can blend things into). I like to freeze it to eat like ice cream, but if you want a single serving right away, it’s still great in pudding form. Or keep it in your fridge if you prefer it that way. If frozen for a day or so you’ll need to thaw it on the counter for 10-20 minutes before eating.
All Natural Chocolate Avocado Protein Pudding
An avocado pudding that's naturally sweetened with bananas and packed with natural plant-based protein!
- 1 medium avocado ripe
- 1 medium banana ripe
- 1 serving chocolate protein powder plant based, all natural
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder unsweetened
- splash of unsweetened almond milk to help blend
Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth and creamy. May need to scrape down sides a couple times.
Scoop into two containers and place in the freezer for ice cream consistency or serve immediately as pudding.
Optional: top with some nut butter, add-in extra nuts, chocolate chips, or fruit!