The REAL No-Guilt Chocolate Pudding


In my journey to applying the 90/10 (okay 80/20) rule to my food ethic – that is, 90 percent good for you and 10 percent … not so much – I'm always on a quest to find dessert holy grails. If I'm going to indulge in dessert, it better be good. Medjool dates, by themselves, no matter how exponentially sweet, are not going to cut it when I want something velvety, chocolatey and rich.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 servings


  • 3 ripe avocados - peeled, pitted, and cubed

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ cup maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 tablespoon water, or as needed


  1. Place the avocados, cocoa powder, maple syrup, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and salt in the work bowl of a food processor, and blend until smooth and creamy. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, as needed to make the pudding the desired consistency. Eat right away, or chill and serve cold.

Cook's Note

This recipe is vegan and gluten-free. Use maple syrup, honey, or agave syrup to sweeten.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

375 Calories
24g Fat
46g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 375
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Sodium 17mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 14g 49%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 16mg 79%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 980mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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