Overview

Sneak a little avocado into your chocolate with this raw chocolate avocado pudding recipe! A blender is required.
  • Prep Time

    5 min
  • Total Time

    5 min
  • Suggested Servings

    4 servings
  • Shelf Life

    3 days in fridge
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Throw these raw chocolate avocado pudding ingredients into a high-speed blender. Start blending on slow and then crank up the blending speed to high.
  • 2. Blend this sucker until puddingy and gooooood! You might need to start and stop this a few times to get it to blend properly because the dates will require more blending than pudding recipes that don't contain dates. If you have a good blender (AKA Vitamix or Blendtec) then you should be able to get this super smooth.
  • 3. You may need to add a tiny bit of extra water to facilitate blending. But if doing so only add TINY bits at a time! Try not to add extra water or it'll end up watering it down and changing the consistency.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Most raw chocolate avocado puddings do not contain dates. Rather, instead they include a lot more agave nectar or raw honey to get the pudding to sweeten up. However, I don't like to use too much honey in this one, so instead in this raw chocolate avocado pudding recipe I call for dates and just a bit of honey.

I recommend soaking your dates first in a warm water for an hour or so so that they are soft and easier to blend, especially If you do not have a high-speed blender.

Although you can eat this chocolate pudding right away, I find that this raw pudding tastes best when chilled in the fridge for at least a few hours.

This raw chocolate avocado pudding recipe makes enough for one person. Feel free to double if you'd like more. And more choco puddding is always a good thing!

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Fat, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Dietary Fiber.

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Hi Lisa, so glad you enjoyed this chocolatey raw pudding!

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Hi Susie, love it when it is even better than expected! Hope your tart worked out well. :)

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Hi Jennilee, Well said! Total velvety, silky chocolaty goodness!

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jbubonia's Review

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Yum! I added some vanilla extract because I love it with chocolate. This is so easy and so smooth. Great go to recipe.

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Lovely, Janace. I'm glad you like the pudding! :)

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I'm so excited to finally find an easy to make pudding I can give my son! He's allergic to dairy. I can't wait to try it!

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Hi Jenny, I hope you both enjoy! :)

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This recipe is amazing, but to get more protein instead of hazelnuts or any kind of nuts I use hemp protein powder which give you nut taste as well and its delicious as well !

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I want to make this and freeze it for a frozen custard/ice cream! Do you think it will turn out? I also want to add in full fat raw milk for added creaminess and to avoid ice crystals when frozen, how do you think it will turn out?

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Hi Kailie! I don't do raw milk myself, but as long as you are adding some additional fats (like cashews or what you suggested) it'll be fine. BUT you do need to add something, as written it won't freeze well.

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Thank You!
This is rapidly becoming my staple sweet chocolate fix! Totally loving it!
Although I do admit to adding Stevia as an alternative to the honey ( just keep the cals and sugar levels lower)
Still tastes totally yummy and is so quick n easy to make
Thank you again
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@Marie Claire, how much Stevia did you use as an alternative sweetener for the pudding? I just started using stevia due to being diabetic.

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You are welcome, Marie-Claire! I'm glad you've found a chocolate go-to! :)

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This looks delish but I don't think the nutritional analysis is correct. A medium avocado has over 200 calls and dates are between 65-80 cals a piece. What am I missing? Believe me, I hope your analysis is right because I sure would love some!!

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This is per serving size - and there are four servings in this recipe... (number of servings listed in red area on right), make more sense?

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Is it possible to freeze this? Pondering making ice lolly type portions.

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Yummmy! Yes freeze away, Gina. You might want to add 1/4 cup cashews because higher fat content freezes better (less icy)

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This was wonderful! I am vegan so I used agave instead of honey, I am sure maple syrup would work too! I will say that next time I make it I will chuck the dates with water and give that a whirl first. But I did not soak the dates long enough :) But for safe measures. This is my new/official chocolate pudding :)

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Good choice, Amanda! This pudding really is yummy. :)

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YUM YUM YUMMY! Tastes like regular store pudding!!! Finally able to have a "go to" HEALTHY treat when I need chocolatey fix!!! Ahh! EXCITED!

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Gotta love it when you find a 'go-to' recipe! Happy for you, Alexis! :)

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Oops... My store comment I feel put dull sense to the awesome taste that is totally superior to regular store pudding in all aspects. guilt free! Which totally heightens the enjoyment! But, it definitely replaced my favorite unhealthy pudding.

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Lol - Love it Alexis! <3

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I didn't get to the final product because my blender started smoking and the motor burned out along the way... but chunky texture aside, the taste was fantastic! Thanks for the recipe!

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Lol Emily! Sorry about your blender!!

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Just made this with my sister and it tastes a-m-a-z-i-n-g! Just perfect! We used pure and organic maple syrup instead of the honey. Could even be used as a pie filling.

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So glad you enjoyed! Fun sisterly bonding too :)

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Made this for my 13 year old son who suffers from a lot of food allergies and he absolutely loves it! He actually takes this to school every day and brags to his friends about having chocolate pudding. He even knows it has avocado in it and still loves it :) Thank you!

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So awesome. Both that he can eat it and that he brags about it! :)

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I can't wait to try this! Is honey necessary or is it just a sweetener? (I would rather make it without if possible!)

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Hi Jess,

The honey is used as a sweetener, but you can definitely leave it out since the dates will sweeten somewhat

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can you use date sugar?

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Hi Charlene, I've never used it myself but I am sure you could make that work

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ty i will definitely try it and come back and let you know how it goes.. i love avocados. have made other puddings like this before..but this one looks creamier..

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Sounds good Charlene!

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I don't know who liked this more.. me or my 5 year old daughter! She reacts so badly to so many ingredients in the desserts/sweet treats that often she just goes without. It's nice to have healthy alternatives for her now! The last time we made this we added raw cacao nibs.. they add a raw little crunch/pop to each bite. Loved it!

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Aw, I'm glad your daughter can eat this!

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So good, and 3 out of 5 kids liked it! That's a GREAT thing. :) I know it will grow on the other 2 as we transition out of poor eating habits. Thanks so much for this recipe. (Really cool app, btw!)

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SueBee,

So glad it was an overall success! Glad you are enjoying the app :-)

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wow! just made this and am in love! my son who hates avocados could not get enough and even my husband (who is weary of any desert that is not made with vegetables) eats it. thank you so much! now i can feel okay with my little boys eating desert cause i can sneak in nutritious avocado:)

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correction: i meant to say my husband who is weary of any desert that uses vegetables in it

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lol - this cracked me up Silvi xox

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How many does this serve?
Look SUPER yum!!! :D

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Hi Mathilde,

4 small servings

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Hi this is so awesome!!!! I just made it for my kids, but eat immediately half of it by myself. OMG it´s absolutely amazing :) Thanks a lot!

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Lol mamma should always come first, yes? Because a happy momma is a good mamma ;)

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Hello Laura Jane! n.n
I did this one and it's just so delicious!
Thanks again for this great recipe! (I don't know if you remember me XD, but anyway). I'll keep trying raw food and I'm looking forward to get to make some other good and, surely, incredible meals.

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Awesome Giselle :) Nice choices to follow up on the brownies, hope the fam liked this one too! xox

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Do you think it would be ok to substitute hemp or almond milk for the water?

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Yes Lynn, definitely

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How about substitute coconut water instead of plain water? Is that too much sweetness?

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Hi ELle, that would be yummy! Not too sweet, I don't think
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This gets my kids to eat avocados! I put manuka honey in it for immune properties- :)

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Awesome Brianne! xox

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Arleigh_G's Review

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Super easy and super delicious!!! Thanks for a great go to recipe!!

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My pleasure Arleigh :) Glad to have you here.

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Gloria's Review

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I wish I never tried this pudding because I LOVE it,have to have it! It is heavenly,and I don't like pudding but this pudding is to die for. Again a ten star rating⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I apologize for introducing you to it :) lol

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Kelly Kurcina's Review

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I used carob instead of cacoa powder, left out the salt too. IT WAS DELICIOUS!! Thanks for the recipe. =)

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My pleasure Kelly! Glad it worked out well for you with carob. I find carob has a weaker taste than cacao, so if using carob I suggest adding a bit more than the cacao powder (like 1.5 times)

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Amazing! I have just discovered the world of raw eating and each recipe I try makes me happier with my discovery. This was just divine, best thing I have tried so far. Thanks for giving me something to help with my chocolate cravings!

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Hi Jess,

Ahahahha welcome to the dark side. We're glad to you here!

xox
Laura-Jane

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Really great treat for toddlers. My 2 toddlers love it and you feel happy to feed it to them when they ask. I kind of combine this and the regular chocolate pudding recipe together for extra nutrition

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Your toddlers are lucky to have such a raw makin' mama, LaNita. :) xox

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Hi !
I just made this and I'm letting it sit in the refrigerator a bit before I dig in !! But one question : the color of my pudding didn't come out as beautifully dark brown as urs ..because of the avocado it looks more like a dirty dark greenish/brown :/..I just used my CuisinArt food processor since I don't have a high quality blender so maybe the cacao powder didn't get incorporated well ? I tried adding a bit more but that didn't help too much ..any thoughts ? Thanks !! :))

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Hi Afrina! It's hard to say, there are so many variables! Mine definitely doesn't look greenish - perhaps you were a bit stingy with the cacao :)

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hi! I am starting the raw foods diet and lifestyle for my health and some weight loss :) I was wondering since I do not have a high speed blender yet (hopefully soon maybe my bday lol) can I soak my dates in the water for a few hours before I make this? would that help incorporate them into the recipe and make them blend smoother?
thanks! love the website btw!

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Hi Sarah, yes, that is a great idea! It definitely helps them blend more smoothly.  Just make sure to pat them dry a bit before using - too much extra moisture will affect the end result.

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Just made this. It's so delicious and tastes like Chocolate pudding ought to taste. Velvety, silky, chocolaty goodness.

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Hi Jennilee, Well said! Total velvety, silky chocolaty goodness!

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It is even better than I thought it would be!! I am going to make a tart shell and fill with this for a family get together this weekend!!

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Hi Susie, love it when it is even better than expected! Hope your tart worked out well. :)

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Delicious!! Great consistency and chocolate satisfaction.

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Hi Lisa, so glad you enjoyed this chocolatey raw pudding!

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I made this for my husband, we both loved it! Thanks for posting such delicious and easy recipies. I'm very interested in going raw and your recipies make it seem doable. I have all the equipment, i just need the courage.

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Hi Lisa,

So glad you both enjoyed the pudding.

Going raw doesn't take too much courage, it's more to do with being prepared, making sure your fridge is stocked with delicious appetizing fruits and veg, and spending a little more time making food then one is used to. :) Easier said than done, I know, but it all starts with the next bite. :) xox

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Hi - the recipe looks amazing. Any thoughts on what I might be able to replace the dates with?

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Dawn

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Hi Dawn, my first preference for this recipe is dates. However, if you can't eat dates then you could try raisins instead. Hope this helps!

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I'm such a skeptic but it was REALLY good! My 4 yr old even ate a bowl and he's a 'Hey Mikey! He likes it! ' Life cereal kind of kid. I saved some for my ultra picky 9 year old. I'll have to let you know how it goes. If it's a winner, it's going to be a new school snack :-)

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Hi Lynnette, When a self-described skeptic likes it, I call that a success!! :)

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Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum. Crazy good. I think this would even make a great dip for fresh strawberries and bananas. I can't wait to try it with nuts mixed in too. Maybe some coconut. Raisins? Oh, the possibilities are practically endless! Thanks again for another great recipe, Laura-Jane!

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Hi Summer, you always have such good ideas. This would definitely make a very nice strawberry/banana dip, and I like the idea of putting a few little "mixins" to give it some interesting texture... maybe some chopped nuts or oooooooooooooooooo hempseed hearts would be really yum!

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WOW ...this is unbelievably good! I made enough for 5 serves and ended up eating 3 to myself :)
The kids found it a bit rich but I thought it was exquisite. I used organic maple syrup instead of honey.

Will definately make again, perhaps I'll use a little less cacao in the kids servings but not in mine.
Thanks again Rawtarian for your delightful recipes :)

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Hey Blackie! Great to hear from you again. That's funny that you're kids weren't gaga for it - all the more for you, which isn't necessarily a bad thing ;)

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I just made this and it's awesome! Can't wait to share it with my family. My little grandson is allergic to eggs so this is his birthday treat today.

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Hi Derevaunp, hope your grandson enjoyed his birthday treat!

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What I wanted to ask-before my laptop went rogue on me-is can I use raw carob rather than cocoa?

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RawkingD, Darn rogue laptops! I have a rogue vaccuum - it just sits there even though I know I should be using it lol!

Re: carob, yes, but since carob has a weaker flavor, I'd add a bit more carob than cocoa. Perhaps just under 4 tbsps of carob in this recipe.

Hope this helps!

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I have raw carob powder rather

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Hey I was wondering if I.could leave out the dates since I don't have any on hand or will it majorly
affect the flavor??

P.S I just got a blender and a food processor and.can't wait to.go full raw :D Ive been raw-high raw ever since the new year and I already lost 10lbs!!! Can't wait to try everything you have to offer.

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Hi Debra, the dates are necessary both for sweetness and texture

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Thank you I actually did try it without dates and my fiance was a bit weirded out but it was still yummy. The dates would probably make it better though haha.

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I agree, it would probably be better with dates. You'll have to make something raw and extra delicious for your fiance next time ;) Glad you still thought it was okay though!

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Dear Laura-Jane,
Thanks for this great recipe. Our 3 year old daughter is fighting leukemia, and I can feed this to her and sneak in some superfoods. Usually, it's really hard to get anything healthy in her. So, Mom wins, kid wins!

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I am sending your little one much love. I will think of her when creating my next recipe :)

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Very delicious. A bit too sweet for me so will leave honey next time. And def need to blend well. YUM.

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Glad you liked it Mandana :) Love your name too!

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oh my god!!!!!!!! that was sooooooo amazing. it was better than any chocolate cake I have eaten at the shops or out. I am so excited I just found something that was at least a little better than normal. Thank you so much for this website, you are a gem :)

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Freakin yum!!!!! I added a little orange rind and vanilla, just coz I love those two flavours. Licked the bowl, licked the spoon ... had to hold me back from licking the food processor blade - not such a good idea.

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Lol

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Yummy taste, I tried it at home, it taste so amazing. Loved it.

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mm this was really good. thanks :)

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I'm allergic to nuts but can have seeds and soy nuts; is it possible to use soy nuts or seeds in this and other recipes?

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I do not cook with soy nuts.

Sunflower or pumpkin seeds can be substituted for many nuts - but not for cashews or macadamia nuts.  However, every recipe is different so it's best to find out about substitutions per recipe.

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Are you on Pinterest?? I'd love to be able to Pin to my recipes board!

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To me this looks like the best liver tonic money can buy and here's why.....Avocado Protects Against Liver Damage
Avocado (Persea americana) may help to protect the liver from damage, according to new research from Japan.

* Researchers fed avocado and 22 other fruits to laboratory rats.

* The rats were then given D-galactosamine, a substance that causes liver damage by interfering with cell synthesis and results in cell death.

* The rats fed the avocado obtained the least amount of liver damage.

The Researchers discovered three new compounds that might explain why the avocado is protective.

"Besides offering taste and nutrition, avocados seem to improve liver health," said Hirokazu Kawagishi, professor of applied biological chemistry, at Shizuoka University. "I have begun eating avocados more myself, because of this study." He advocated that people should try to eat an avocado a day.
Dark chocolate reduces damage to the blood vessels in patients who have suffered scarring on the liver due to excessive drinking or disease, new studies have found.
It also reduces blood pressure in the liver as it contains high levels of anti-oxidants which mop of damaging particles from the body.
I look at all your recipes from a healing perspective I think you're a food magician .

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My 6 year old can't get enough of this stuff! It's become a staple in our house. We usually throw some blueberries or strawberries on top. I'm pretty sure time stands still whenever I'm eating this stuff.
I used to make a similar recipe with Agave. I like that this recipe uses dates. It makes my body much happier!

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This was really yummy. I used the water that the dates had soaked in to give it extra sweetness. Something that tastes this good shouldn't be good for you! Agree with the recommendation to let it sit in the fridge. I thought I could taste a bit of the avocado when I tried it right after it was made, but after it sat I couldn't taste the avacado anymore.

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I tried making a chocolate "mousse" one time with similar ingredients - minus the dates - and it didn't come out that good. I think the soaked dates might be the key to the creaminess and sweetness, so I'll be sure to give it a second try using your recipe sometime. :)

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This is gorgeous! Going on a raw food cleanse next week and have to bookmark this for sure.

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This is sick!!! And I mean that in the best way! Can't wait to try it with cashew whipped cream maybe with a little sea salt. Unbelievable!! Thank you so much...

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My pleasure Stefanie

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I wonder if you can make this as a pie. Like a chocolate cream pie. I guess I'll try it as is first :)

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Hi, I have made one as a pie (with crust) using coconut oil to set it... (I used dates and honey for sweetness)

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Yum Tessa Lee!

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Yes, but be careful not to have a soggy pie crust!

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This sounds amazing! I have heard of cocoa powder and avocados to make chocolate pudding but not dates and honey! Can't wait to try it:)

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If you do try let me know what you think of it :)

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Made this today and love it love it! I will be passing this on to others :)

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Pass away, my friend!

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I made this today! It was AMAZING! my boyfriend does not like avocados at all, not that you can taste them in this :) and he LOVED it! Can't wait to make it again. Love your website!!

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My DH doesn't like avocado either - what gives???

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