A rich, chocolate pudding, full of goodness from avocados, dates and chia seeds – the perfect Paleo-friendly breakfast!

Ok, so I tried to be creative here – both with the recipe and with the photo.  Not sure if the whole bear thing worked in the photo, but I can tell you this recipe is so yummy!  I have made it so many times now and each time, remember why I love it so much.

It’s kind of a combination of my chocolate avocado frosting, and a chia pudding, with some extra stuff thrown in for good measure.  Including tahini.  Because I love tahini, and sometimes this girl just needs a change from peanut butter (what? I hear you say?  It’s true!).  And it seriously fills you up at breakfast time.  I have this and I’m good to go for another 6 hours before the hungers set in again.

And as always, feel free to substitute whatever you wish – I’ve used protein powder (thanks Vital Proteins!) instead of flaxseed, and I’ve just omitted the flaxseed entirely.  But you do need to use a food processor to chop up the dates and the avocado together.  And if you process the chia seeds as well, you won’t necessarily have to wait overnight before that pudding texture happens.  I usually do wait overnight, just because I find it easier to have breakfast basically made the night before, especially when I have to get up at stupid o’clock for work the next morning (thanks Elaine for that term – we use it all the time!).

But please give it a go – and feel free to put it in whatever bowl, glass, jar shaped receptacle you wish.  Just eat it and enjoy!

Chocolate avocado chia pudding
Serves 3
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
477 calories
77 g
0 g
22 g
8 g
3 g
218 g
22 g
54 g
0 g
17 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
218g
Servings
3
Amount Per Serving
Calories 477
Calories from Fat 177
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g
33%
Saturated Fat 3g
16%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 22mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 77g
26%
Dietary Fiber 17g
69%
Sugars 54g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
5%
Vitamin C
11%
Calcium
24%
Iron
22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 medium ripe avocado
  2. 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  3. 10 medjool dates, pitted
  4. 1/4 tsp vanilla
  5. 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  6. 2 tbs tahini
  7. 2 tbs chia seeds
  8. 2 tbs ground flaxseed
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a high speed food processor until smooth.
  2. Pour into individual separate bowls and chill. The texture is better overnight, but can be eaten relatively straight away if desired.
Notes
  1. Substitute the flaxseed with protein powder for an additional protein boost!
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calories
477
fat
22g
protein
8g
carbs
77g
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