When I first started eating clean and healthier, this Creamy Chocolate Pudding was one of the first raw, vegan dessert recipes I used to make.
However, over the years I’ve tweaked it a little and added something that just takes it over the moon!
While you can find 5,247 (just kidding!) chocolate pudding/mousse recipes on the internet using basically the same ingredients (avocados, chocolate and a sweetener), I changed mine up and added an entire can of full-fat coconut milk.
The difference it makes is unbelievable.
It adds an entirely new layer of creaminess to it that makes it hard to believe it’s good for you, unlike highly processed pudding.
Here are the 11 ingredients in the traditional store-bought pudding cups:
Kraft Handi-Snacks Chocolate Pudding Cups
Ingredients: WATER, MILK NON-FAT, SUGAR, FOOD STARCH MODIFIED, VEGETABLE(S) OIL PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED (SOYBEAN(S) OIL PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED, CANOLA OIL PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED), COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, CONTAINS LESS THAN 22% OF SALT, SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE, FLAVOR(S) ARTIFICIAL (source)
FoodFacts.com Rating: “F”
5 Fast Facts About Avocados:*
- excellent source of vitamin E
- contains 25 essential nutrients
- contains 2 – 3 times the potassium as one banana
- has anti-inflammatory properties
- can help lower cholesterol levels
5 Fast Facts About Coconut Nectar:*
- organic, raw, vegan, gluten-free
- good source of 17 amino acids
- nearly neutral pH
- high in B vitamins
5 Fast Facts About Raw Cacao:*
- contains over 300 compounds including protein, calcium, copper, zinc and iron
- super high in anti-oxidants
- promotes cardiovascular health
- contains essential fats
- can help to decrease blood pressure
5 Fast Facts About Coconut:*
- 2 tablespoons contain 4.6 g RDA of dietary fiber
- healthy source of medium-chain fatty acids
- can help to decrease cholesterol
- high in lauric acid
- excellent source of manganese at 60% RDA and iron at 11% RDA
*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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Tip #1: This recipe will make 1 – 2 servings.
Tip #2: I used raw coconut nectar since it is low-glycemic, but feel free to use your favorite liquid sweetener.
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