Happy Valentine’s Day!
Nothing says “I love you” like chocolate (be it for your sweetie, yourself, or someone else). This version is also not terrible for you and is vegan to boot so you can simply enjoy!
At 500 calories you can cut this in half to share if you don’t want to use that many of your daily calories on this dish. That being said, I can’t believe anyone could eat only half if they don’t have to share so consider yourself warned. It is super filling though. I’ve had it as a full meal on a special occasion and the avocado is a great way to get in healthy fat and potassium.
If you’ve never used avocados in baking this is a super easy, fast way to try it out. I promise you will not taste it at all. You’ll just taste chocolatey goodness.
- 1 Hass Avocado
- 3 tablespoons Maple Syrup
- 1/4 cup Unsweetened Cacao Powder
- 3/4 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 tablespoon (approximately) Unsweetened Almond Milk
- Blend up the avocado in a food processor until smooth. Add in the other ingredients except the almond milk and zip it up more until everything is mixed together. I used my puree setting.
- It should be thick. Add a small splash of milk (about 1 tablespoon should do) to slightly thin it out and zip a bit more until it is consistent. This whole process should only take about 5 minutes.
- Put it in the fridge for about an hour before serving to have it firm up a bit and have it be nice and cool. It can theoretically last a day in the fridge if you want to make it the day before, but that would take some serious self discipline.
You can optionally top with some berries like raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, or blackberries (those are not added into the caloric info below). You also could add a pinch of sea salt in the process of mixing before you put it in the fridge, but I’m watching my sodium and I didn’t taste a difference without it.
This recipe will have you saying “I Love You Chocolate Pudding!”
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 24 g||36 %|
|Saturated Fat 5 g||24 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 14 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0 %|
|Sodium 54 mg||2 %|
|Potassium 1247 mg||36 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 67 g||22 %|
|Dietary Fiber 17 g||66 %|
|Sugars 37 g|
|Protein 8 g||16 %|
|Vitamin A||5 %|
|Vitamin C||24 %|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|