Recipe: Banana Avocado Chocolate Pudding

Do you have a sweet tooth but need to watch what you eat? Try this Banana Avocado Chocolate Pudding, a sweet, satisfying, healthy version of a favorite snack.

April 19, 2017 | HF Healthy Living Team

This Banana Avocado Chocolate Pudding from Chef Nicole Spence is packed with protein, healthy fats, and just the right amount of sweetness. Not sure about adding avocado to pudding? Don’t be put off—it gives the pudding a rich creaminess that adults and kids alike will love.

Try it today!

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Banana Avocado Chocolate Pudding

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 ripe avocados
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup (or less) organic maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Dash of cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients in blender or food processor until smooth.

Recipe Notes

Serve immediately. To firm up the pudding, you can also press a piece of plastic wrap onto the top of the pudding and refrigerate for a few hours.

Serves four. Enjoy!

Why Eat This?

Avocados are a delicious source of healthy fat and fiber that can keep you feeling full for a long time. That’s especially helpful if you’re trying to lose weight. They’re also cholesterol- and sodium-free, and they help decrease low-density cholesterol, or LDL (bad cholesterol), when replacing other saturated fats.

Avocados and bananas are both high in potassium, which is an important electrolyte for your body. Avocados also contain other important vitamins and minerals, including folate, vitamin E, vitamin C, and vitamin B6, as well as lutein and zeaxanthin, which may help with healthy eyesight during aging.

Nutrition Facts

Check out the nutrition facts for one serving. Nutrition facts are estimated and based on the brand that is purchased at the supermarket. To ensure accuracy of total nutrient intake, it is recommended that you read the food labels on each product.

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Nicole Spence
About Nicole Spence
Nicole Spence is a whole-foods chef who believes that food is medicine. A graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and trained in Ayurveda, she loves to create beautiful, nourishing, and delicious meals from simple, natural ingredients. Her approach encourages eating with intention and building a healthy relationship with food, and her methods have been highlighted on Centric TV’s “CultureList.” Nicole hopes to heal the world through nutrition, wellness, and spirituality, and she especially advocates for young women battling abuse.
 

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Sources
“Free Nutrition Label Generator,” OnlineLabels.com. Accessed February 27, 2017.
https://www.onlinelabels.com/label-generator-tools/Nutrition-Label-Generator.aspx

Healthfirst Nutrition Team

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