Creamy Cacao-Coconut Pudding

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by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

Chocolate cravings sometimes hit hard. When nothing can stop you, blend up a batch of this guilt-free, dairy-free pudding. Its creaminess comes from a “surprise” healthy ingredient: silky-smooth, whipped avocado! Mix in raw cacao and coconut for rich flavor, plus a sprinkle of cinnamon and vanilla for natural sweetness.

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Creamy Cacao-Coconut Pudding

Serves 6


1/2 cup unsweetened cacao powder
2 avocados
6 dates (pitted)
2 Tbsp. chia seeds
1/3 cup   unsweetened almond milk
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. cayenne (optional)
1-1/2  Tbsp. coconut cream (use top layer of cream in canned coconut milk)
2 tsp. vanilla


1. Combine all ingredients in blender and blend well.

2. Enjoy!

“Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, a certified health coach, recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad eat better (and still enjoy food!) after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Knowles’ recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog, or visit Mo on Facebook or for more “morselicious” ideas and tips.