When I first started eating clean and healthier, this Creamy Raw Vegan 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 25,247 (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 a popular brand of traditional store-bought pudding cups:
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Kraft Handi-Snacks Chocolate Pudding Cups Ingredients:
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 2% of Salt, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Flavor(s) Artificial (source)
FoodFacts.com Rating: “F”
This healthier version is made with real, whole food ingredients and is “almost raw”, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.
Want more healthy dessert recipes? Check out Pomegranate and Dried Blueberry Chocolate Bark, Healthy Peanut Butter Cups, Flourless Zucchini Brownies or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating dessert recipes you will love!
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 Powder:*
- 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 the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Tip #1: I used raw coconut nectar since it is low-glycemic and does not give the recipe an overly sweet taste, but feel free to use your favorite liquid sweetener like maple syrup, brown rice syrup, etc. if you want a sweeter pudding.
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