Chocolate Chia Avocado Pudding with Whipped Coconut Cream

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chia avocado pudding

It’s almost unfair for a dessert to be this healthy. But this Chocolate Chia Avocado Pudding is (super) health food in dessert form!

I mean, to be everyone’s favorite part of the meal AND to be made entirely of ridiculously-good-for-you ingredients?  It’s a bit of showing off if you ask me. 

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But you just can’t fight a good thing, so let’s get on with it!

Superhero food #1: raw cocao. I’ve told you why I love this stuff before, but I’ll recap. 

  • It’s one of the most concentrated sources of antioxidants you can eat
  • It reduces inflammation and improves heart health 
  • Eating it can improve immunity, mood, and brain health (source)

Also, it’s CHOCOLATE. So, you probably don’t need too much convincing. But to get all the health benefits you really need the good stuff–were talking unsweetened, unprocessed, and preferably fairly traded. Like this one that I use. 

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We’ll move right along to… 

Superhero food #2: Chia seeds. You may remember chia from the 90’s, and the magical way they sprouted hair all over your window-sill terracotta pets. But in case you’ve never once visited Pinterest, those little seeds totally change identity when you let them soak in liquid for a while. Just a few hours and those hard seeds transform into gelled, scoopable, spoonable pudding. 

Closest thing to magic I’ve ever seen!

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Ancient Mayans prized chia seeds for their health benefits, and look at what all those guys accomplished! Here are a few of chia’s superstrengths:

  • Convenient source of protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants (all that in those tiny little seeds!)
  • Protection against arthritis, autoimmune disease, and cancer
  • Ability to lower cholesterol, inflammation, and blood pressure (source

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Here’s a shot to remind you that we’re talking about ingredients that make up a deliciously decadent dessert. You’re welcome. 

Also, we’ll touch on…

Superhero food #3: Avocado. They’re not pictured because the two that I had to use were sort of unfortunate looking. I mean completely edible, but you know what a gamble avocados can be.

You guys already know how amazing and healthy avocados are, but you may have only experienced their savory capabilities. 

They’re creamy and when blended up they make the silkiest pudding, and their mild flavor just absorbs all that chocolate and really goes undetected. 

coconut cream

Superhero food #4: Coconut. This time, in it’s creamiest of forms. To make anything that resembles whipped cream, you’ll need to use coconut cream, which is different than coconut milk. If you can’t find it, try looking in the baking section of your grocery store, next to the cans of condensed milk. 

Coconut is pretty much a cure-all food miracle. The lauric acid it contains is antiviral, antimicrobial, antiprotozoal, and antifungal. Whewww. (source)

Definitely a good reason to top everything with a bit of whipped coconut cream, ammiright? 

pomegranate

Superhero food #5: (and the prettiest of them all) Pomegranate. I love pomegranate, even if I ruin at least one piece of clothing every time I break one open. But they’re obviously so worth the laundry stress. 

Pomegranates contain high levels of flavonoids and polyphenols, potent antioxidants offering protection against heart disease and cancer.

Plus, they’re like beautiful wintertime jewels that add a bright pop of flavor to just about everything. 

chia avocado pudding

So there you have it. A perfect dessert that is packed full of some of the healthiest stuff on the planet. 

Note: I generally avoid the term superfood because I think it’s overused, honestly. Plus, the Subway commercials that use it have left a bad tasted in my mouth.

But also because all (real) foods are superfoods. They all do different wonderful things for our bodies and they all deserve our attention and respect!

chia avocado pudding

Even still, this chocolate chia avocado pudding has a lot of powerful, food-as-medicine components, so eating it is even sweeter.  ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

chia avocado pudding

chia avocado pudding

So what are you waiting on? 

chia avocado pudding



4 responses to “Chocolate Chia Avocado Pudding with Whipped Coconut Cream”

  1. […] 22. Chocolate Chia Avocado Pudding With Whipped Coconut Cream If you’ve been paleo for more than a few days, you’ve probably heard of avocado pudding. This recipe combines the ingredients in chocolate avocado pudding with chia pudding to make a super rich and creamy pudding with lots of healthy fats and protein. […]

  2. Any idea how long this’ll last in the fridge? I like to make a week’s worth of breakfast and typically chia pudding would hold that long, just concerned about the avocado portion of it ๐Ÿ™‚

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