Heart Healthy Chocolate Avocado Chia Pudding

Heart Healthy Recipe: Chocolate Avocado Chia Pudding

Sweet treats somehow manage to be both friend and frenemy alike. When you're having a bad day, there's nothing like a pick-me-up cupcake. And when you're having a good day, there's nothing like a well-deserved cupcake.

Ugh, food can be so unfair. But before we go down this road of eating less sugar and retooling your diet to feature nothing by flaxseed and cardboard – there's a way to satisfy your sweet tooth without sacrificing the flavor you crave. Spoiler alert: it's the title of this recipe.

Avocado and chia seeds give this decadent, delicate dessert a sneaky heart-healthy boost. And the best part, your kids will love it without knowing they are eating healthy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 very ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

Directions:

  • In a blender or food processor, mix all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  • Transfer your mixture to individual serving dishes. Cover and refrigerate overnight to allow your pudding to thicken.
  • The next day, serve with optional raspberries, chopped almonds or walnuts on top.

Updated January 26, 2022

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