No Sugar Added Easy Avocado Pudding

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Everyone knows the trick of adding avocado to chocolate pudding, but I’m taking it one step further. Not only does this treat have a healthy secret ingredient, but it’s completely sweetened by fruit… and still tastes like dessert, not a salad!

The trick is to use banana and dates, the latter being pureed into a paste that yields not just sweetness but a nice, creamy texture. In the past I always just threw my dates into the food processor and tried to process them into oblivion, but both soaking and boiling them first really helps them soften and break down smoothly.

Make sure both your banana and avocado are nice and ripe and you’re good to go for this one! While it tastes great right when it’s made, you’ll be amazed how well it firms up after a few hours in the fridge. Try to be patient and it will be even better.

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

This "dessert" will absolutely trick your guests into believing they are indulging! With the help of dates and bananas, you can naturally sweeten without all the processed sugar. Bananas and avocados are also chock full of potassium which go hand and hand with heart health. For starters, potassium has been shown to decrease blood pressure and help fix irregular heart beats. I would definitely add this sweet treat to your dessert staples!

By Ale Zozos

No Sugar Added Easy Avocado Pudding

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 6

Ingredients

date paste:
15 pitter Medjool dates
1/3 cup boiling water

remaining ingredients:
1 large ripe avocado
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup creamy almond butter
pinch of salt
1/4 cup almond or other non-dairy milk

Instructions

1. To make date paste, place dates in a small pot and cover with boiling water.
2. Allow to sit for 15 minutes.
3, Put pot on stovetop and bring to a boil.
4. Lower heat and simmer for another 15 minutes.
5. Put mixture in food processor and run until smooth.
6. Add remaining ingredients and process, scraping down sides as necessary. Once mixture is smooth, divide into four glass lidded containers and refrigerate until firm.

1. To make date paste, place dates in a small pot and cover with boiling water. 2. Allow to sit for 15 minutes. 3, Put pot on stovetop and bring to a boil. 4. Lower heat and simmer for another 15 minutes. 5. Put mixture in food processor and run until smooth. 6. Add remaining ingredients and process, scraping down sides as necessary. Once mixture is smooth, divide into four glass lidded containers and refrigerate until firm.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving:  Calories: 351; Total Fat: 14 g; Saturated Fat: 2 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 49 mg; Potassium: 602 mg; Carbohydrate: 59 g;  Fiber: 9 g; Sugar: 45 g; Protein: 7 g
Nutrition Bonus:
Iron: 13%; Calcium: 11%;Vitamin C: 3%;Vit A: 2%;
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4 thoughts on “No Sugar Added Easy Avocado Pudding

  1. Heather

    So many of your recipes rely on almonds(milk, butter, etc). I’m allergic to almonds, but not other nuts. What do you suggest I use to replace the items with almonds?

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  2. heather

    So many of your recipes rely on almonds. I’m allergic to almonds, but not other nuts. What should I substitute?

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  3. Rachel

    I know this has a good amount of fiber, and is shown as ‘no sugar added’ but it’s really deceiving for some people. This has 45g of sugar!!! that’s as much as I intake in an entire day from foods. I’m sure this is a great treat once in a while but watch out people for dates and bananas as main ingredients if you are trying to cut down your sugar. It’s still sugar.

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Rachel:
      Thanks for the comment. This is a dessert recipe, so like all “desserts” it should be eaten in moderation. Have you tried our 7 day sugar detox? We provide a meal plan with recipes (no dates).

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