Here’s a chocolate pudding that contains a bunch of super healthy ingredients like avocado, spinach, chia and bananas – yet is sugar-free and tastes both yummy and refreshing! I like to eat this as a snack, or for breakfast.
I’m also going to give you some variations on this recipe – depending on your preferences and nutritional needs. So here’s the recipe that I make, and then afterwards I’ll tell you the different ways you can modify it and still have it taste good.
Sugar-Free Chocolate Fruit & Fresh Greens Pudding
2 frozen bananas
2 medjool dates
1 whole avocado
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (no carrageenan)
1 cup spinach, packed
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 scoop chocolate whey protein powder or veggie protein powder
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/16 tsp Luo Han Guo OR 1/32 tsp (1 tiny KAL scoop) Stevia extract powder
1. Wash and prepare ingredients
2. Blend until smooth
3. Pour into dessert bowls and serve immediately, or refrigerate
4. Garnish with coconut flakes, dried fruit, or strawberries, if desired
1. If you want to drink this as a smoothie instead of a pudding, just leave out the chia seeds and add an extra 1/4 cup almond milk.
2. If you don’t have frozen bananas, use fresh bananas and then put the pudding in the freezer or fridge until thickened.
3. If you need to gain weight (muscle, not fat) then increase the protein powder to 1 or 2 full scoops. Both amounts (1 or 2 scoops) work taste-wise if using whey protein. If using veggie protein only increase to 1 full scoop or the taste will change significantly – which may be fine with you! But if you’re making this for kids, then definitely use the whey protein, if you can.
4. If you only want to use fruit and don’t want to use stevia or luo han guo, then substitute an extra half banana and 2 more dates instead.
5. And of course, you can use an alternate milk, like coconut or oat milk, if you prefer – just avoid carrageenan (due to gut issues).