Chocolate, Avocado & Chia Pudding

Avocado isn’t just for salads and guacamole—mixed with the right combo of dates and cocoa, it is a tasty dessert filled with antioxidants and beneficial anti-inflammatory fats that help nutrient absorption. Add some hydrating, omega-rich chia seeds and you have a treat that is full of satisfying nutritional benefits.


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2 ripe avocados
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp chocolate extract
10 Medjool dates, pitted (here’s how)*
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp coconut aminos (optional, but great for depth of flavor)
Pinch sea salt
2 cup water
3 tbsp chia
Fresh berries (optional)

*If you like extra sweetness, add some sucanat (to taste) or a few more dates to the blended mixture.


Let’s get started.
Slice, pit and scoop the flesh from your avocados into the blender. Make sure to really scoop out all of it, the greatest concentration of carotenoids in avocado occurs in the dark green flesh that lies just beneath the skin. I have actually read that it’s recommended to peel the avocado like a banana. I’ll have to try that…

Place all other ingredients, except chia seeds, into the blender and mix until super creamy.

Pour blender contents into a large glass bowl. Now, stir in chia.

Place in the fridge to cool for about 30 minutes before serving. I like to add some chilled, fresh berries to the pudding for extra flavor and nutrients.


Store leftovers in an airtight glass container in the fridge.



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  1. teri pastorino

    Hey Heather
    is there a way to easily print recipes or to save them to some type of favorites or recipe box? i want a good way to keep track of what i make that i like and want to make again. only problem is also that everything i have made so far i love!!!!


    teri p

    • Heather Crosby

      Hi Teri~
      I am working on a recipe box feature as we speak for YU Lifetime Members to use. Should be ready any day now. Other than that, when I have the time to make printable versions of recipes, I definitely do—you’ll find more of them on recent posts. Until I am able to keep up with it all, I recommend the ole copy and paste into a word doc, or taking screen captures of recipes and printing those 😉 Hope that helps a little bit.

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