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Easy 5 minute avocado chocolate pudding cups with a layer of pureed strawberries on top and DOVE® Dark Chocolate Strawberry & Cocoa Almonds are just like the pudding cups you had when you were a kid, but so much better for you!
How are you doing with your new years resolutions?
Two of my main resolutions were to…
- Eat a healthy breakfast every morning
- Cut down on desserts
I never really liked eating breakfast– I just want my coffee! I’m just not hungry right when I wake up, but I’ve found it’s much easier to eat breakfast when I have fruit ready to go.
My favorite quick breakfast is avocado toast with cayenne pepper, sea salt and pepper on rosemary parmesan bread. I’ll have some type of fruit with it, either a banana, orange or an apple. I still have my coffee, I just have it with my breakfast instead of as my breakfast.
Chocolate Pudding Cups
Cutting down on desserts is much harder for me. I love a sweet treat after dinner, don’t you?! Don’t take my treats away from me!!
Instead of cutting them out completely, I decided to upgrade them with better for you ingredients so I wouldn’t feel bad eating them. Like these chocolate strawberry jam filled muffins.
Remember when you were little and you’d get a pudding cup in your lunch box or after dinner for dessert? I especially loved those cheesecake varieties with the flavored fillings on top. I’ve recently discovered and fell in love with chocolate pudding that’s made from avocados. If you haven’t tried it yet– get on it! The avocado blended with cocoa powder makes the creamiest pudding ever and it’s actually good for you!
The avocado chocolate pudding is so thick and creamy that it makes the best pudding base for a pureed fresh fruit topping– just like those pudding cups I used to love!
Since Valentine’s day is tomorrow, I thought this would be the perfect dessert for after our dinner at home. We don’t go out on the actual day with the masses. This year, we celebrated early by going to a local food & wine festival at the beach, and yesterday, Travis surprised me with a dinner cruise around the harbor. ?
It’s pretty ridiculous how easy to make these pudding cups are. I used my Nutri bullet to make the pudding and the strawberry fruit topping, so clean-up would be easy, but you can make this in any blender or food processor. Just make sure you rinse the cup between making the pudding and the fruit puree.
- 1 avocado
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 Tbsp raw honey
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1 cup of strawberries, tops removed
- ¼ cup DOVE® Dark Chocolate Strawberry & Cocoa Almond for topping
- Blend avocado, banana, honey, cocoa powder and sea salt on high until completely combined and smooth.
- Rinse the cup, add strawberries and blend until pureed.
- You can either serve right away or put the pudding and puree in separate bowls in the fridge to chill if you like it cold. I've done both and both ways are delicious. Assemble the pudding cups right before you want to serve them.
- Add the toppings.
- Notes -
- If you want a stronger chocolate flavor, add an additional ¼ cup cocoa powder.
- If you want it sweeter, add an additional 1 Tbsp honey.
To make these a little bit more indulgent, but keeping with better for you ingredients– I topped each avocado chocolate pudding cup with a few DOVE® Dark Chocolate Strawberry & Cocoa Almonds. A little crunch, a little fruit, and a little chocolate will satisfy your craving but still keep you on track!
If cocoa almonds aren’t your nut of choice, you could also try DOVE® Dark Chocolate Blueberry & Vanilla Cashew, DOVE® Dark Chocolate Raspberry & Honey Roasted Almond DOVE® Dark Chocolate Cherries.
I plan on making quite a few pudding cups in the future, so I picked up one of each of these flavors from a special display I found at Walmart.
I love the chocolate and strawberry flavor combo, yum. Dare I say I liked my pudding cup better than the pudding cups I had when I was a kid?? ? Yeah!!!
These chocolate strawberry pudding cups aren’t just for Valentine’s day either– you can have these any time of the year and feel guilt-free when you eat them!
Have you tried any of the DOVE® Chocolate Fruit & Nut varieties yet? Which flavor would you top your pudding cup with? Let me know in the comments!
NEVER MISS A STACEY HOMEMAKER CREATION!
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