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This yummy treat is from just one of the fifteen chapters in my new cookbook, The Everything Wheat Free Diet Cookbook. Creamy, simple to make, low carb and filled with healthy fats, this Avocado Chocolate Chia Pudding will be your new favorite dessert!
When I was writing my cookbook, I felt strongly that I should write an entire chapter of recipes dedicated to to Dairy AND Wheat-Free, not just wheat free. Many people who can’t tolerate dairy also have a problem with gluten and wheat. There is no milk or cream in this pudding.
All of the creaminess comes from the avocado. Lots of omega-3-fatty acids in this pudding between the chia seed and avocado. No guilt here.
I’ve updated this post to reflect my low carb lifestyle. You can easily use honey if you would like to, but obviously wouldn’t be sugar free and keto. I just love how easy and delicious this is! So light and decadent.
Do what works for you. Everyone has their own way of eating and lifestyle that fits them. I know it’s hard, but try not to compare yourselves to others.
Of course this is especially difficult in a world of in-your-face social media. Where everyone posts how much weight they lost on the so-and-so diet or that they just ran 15 miles. These posts are supposed to be designed at inspiring people, but instead I think they make people feel like they don’t measure up.
And that there in lies the problem.
Just because one person lost 50 pounds on weight watchers and feels great, that doesn’t mean eating a paleo diet won’t work for you (these are solely examples). And just because someone rode 30 miles on their new fancy Peleton bike, doesn’t mean your half hour walk in the neighborhood doesn’t measure up. You have to do what works for YOU.
Ok, I am completely digressing now…back to this recipe. This is just something I feel very strongly about.
So basically what I am trying to say is that if you want to use honey, go for it! (Sorry for going off on a bit of a tangent there).
Avocado Chia Pudding
- 1 ripe avocado peeled and diced
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- 1/2 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 teaspoon chia seed ground
- 1/2 teaspoon stevia or how much you'd like to sweeten you can use honey if not low carb
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place all ingredients in blender, mix until smooth. This will be thick and creamy just like a regular pudding!
The bottom line with this recipe is that it is healthy enough to eat for breakfast, light enough to have for a snack and decadent enough to enjoy for dessert. If this isn’t the perfect dish, I don’t know what is. And since we aren’t posting this all over social media, go ahead and eat it for breakfast, snack AND dessert.
I won’t tell.
I love how rich and creamy this is too, all because of my beloved avocado. My favorite fruit and basically my favorite food. They are so versatile and nutritious.
I love to add avocado to my baked goods too. You end up with a creamy, butter substitute that creates a wonderful texture. Have you tried adding avocados to your cakes, cookies or muffins yet?
Better yet, do you love avocados as much as I do? I get the teeny Tiny Avocados from Trader Joe’s each week and eat one a day. Sometimes with my eggs, sometimes alone with Everything But The Bagel Seasoning, but I pretty much eat one of those babies a day.
Another fun fact about avocados: they actually have more potassium in them than bananas! And what is interesting is that bananas are always the example of what to eat to get more potassium in your diet. How about a nice, ripe avocado for all of that potassium?
Some people need to have something sweet every day. I really don’t, but man there are some days when I just need something sweet and preferably something chocolate. Who’s with me?
This pudding is perfect for when those cravings hit because it is actually sugar free (depending on how you make it) low carb, gluten free, dairy free, grain free and so easy to make! I like to keep 1 or a bunch of them in my refrigerator at all times to be prepared. And yes, I typically make these on my Meal Prep Sundays.
If you are like me and love some added texture, go ahead and add some chocolate chips! They add a little crunch without any guilt if you get the Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips that are vegan, dairy free and gluten free or Lily’s Chocolate Chips that are sugar free and sweetened only with stevia and erythritol. I personally love Lily’s the best but my kids love the Enjoy Life chocolate chips.
Yes, I am aware that Lily’s chocolate chips aren’t cheap, but they are worth every penny. They melt perfectly when needed and always taste great. I love that they are low carb and sugar free.
This pudding (not the keto version) is one of the twenty in my chapter ‘Dairy Free and Wheat Free” of my book, The Everything Wheat-Free Diet Cookbook. Please stop by your favorite book store and pick up your copy! If you like it, please leave a positive review 🙂
Here are some more healthy pudding recipes I thought you might like:
Sugar Free Vanilla Pudding from Chocolate Covered Katie
Low Carb Coconut Pudding from Sugar Free Mom
Warm Keto Lemon Pudding Cakes from All Day I Dream About Food
Coconut Brown Rice Pudding from Ambitious Kitchen
Thanks so much for stopping by! And please leave a comment of you made this pudding or any of the other recipes I shared. I love to hear from you!