Not Your Grandma’s Chocolate Pudding
I have a confession to make.
I don’t like chocolate pudding. Or chocolate mousse.They’re on the list right alongside Jell-o in the “just not for me” department. And, that’s totally fine. We all have our things that just don’t appeal to us that make the rest of the world question our sanity.
But, I have seen several different bloggers sing the praises of “chocamole” pudding lately, and have been intrigued. (I am looking at you, Emily.) Recently, one of the health and fitness podcasters I listen to noted he is eating this type of faux pudding for breakfast right now, so I had to give it a shot. Pretty much whatever Ben Greenfield says, I will try once. Of course, I adjusted for my personal preferences, but the concept below is most similar to Ben’s (at about the 2:30 mark in the podcast linked above).
You may find the ingredients list below a bit odd. You may question the fat content (though it is all healthy fat, which will fill you up and keep you quite satiated). You may be tempted to just mark this post “read” in your RSS reader and go about your day.
Don’t do it! Give this pudding a shot. I, a non-chocolate pudding lover, found it quite delicious! As always, I encourage you to adjust for your personal preferences as well and use this as a base idea.
Good for You Chocolate Pudding
Time Required: 5 minutes
- 1/3-1/2 cup coconut milk. Use slightly less for a thicker pudding and more for a mousse-like consistency.
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 banana – Not too ripe or all you will taste is banana. If you don’t like bananas as a sweetener, go with 1 tablespoon of a natural sweetener like honey or pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder – More if you want it darker in color, less if you are going for the minimal amount to get chocolate flavor.
- 1 scoop plain, vanilla, or chocolate protein powder (about 20 grams – try to find one without artificial sweeteners)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Combine all the ingredients above into your blender (I used the single serve cup in the Ninja Pulse, but high speed is not required for this recipe)
- Blend until combined
- Pour into a bowl and sprinkle with chia seeds for an Omega-3 boost
Based on 4 tablespoons of EAS Protein Powder, which is all that was available in the calorie calculator I used, without chia seeds.