Brain Power Dairy Free Chocolate Pudding

Ten Healthy Snacks for Kids
Wake-Up Smoothies

Getting kids to try new things takes some serious creativity and effort.  Some were just not born with an adventurous outlook regarding food.  Fortunately, there are fantastic recipes with healthy ingredients that, if offered alone, might result in turned up noses.  Who cares if the veggies/fruits are part of the dessert, as long as they’ve been eaten, right? 

My children had their feet dug in and their jaws clenched regarding a certain green food UNTIL we found this treasure!  We call it Brain Power Dairy Free Chocolate Pudding!!!  Who could resist chocolate pudding?  Wait until you see what it is made with.  I have to admit, I was somewhat reluctant about whether this would be a hit or not, but they ASK for it!!  Even sweet hubby likes it.  This takes less than 5 minutes to prepare (really!) and is loaded with powerful brain food.  It tastes really rich and creamy (and no, there isn’t even a hint of green).  Are you convinced yet?

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Brain Power Chocolate Pudding
Recipe type: Dairy Free
  • 2 small ripe avocados (must be very ripe for proper flavor)
  • ½ to ¾ cup Blue Agave Nectar, raw honey or maple syrup (not pancake syrup)
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Milk, Almond Milk or Rice Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
  • Various optional toppings (roasted hazelnuts, sliced strawberries or other fruit, the combinations are endless)
  1. Place all ingredients in a high-power blender or food processor and blend on high until smooth.
  2. Dish into single serving dishes. Chill until ready to serve. Top with desired topping before serving.
Can double the recipe for a pie filling or icing. Makes about two cups. Adapted from Nutrition 101: Choose Life


Add whatever your children like to the top.  Strawberries a favorite?  Slice some to decorate the top or use it as a chocolate dip for them.  Yum!  Need to put a couple of chocolate chips on there the first time?  Do what you have to.  Thinking you better not disclose your secret ingredient up front?  That’s ok, too.  We hope this helps you add another nutrient dense produce item to your list of family favorites.

Sending courage to your family to try new things,

Shani and the Build a Menu Team

Ten Healthy Snacks for Kids
Wake-Up Smoothies

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2 People have left comments on this post

» SJ Hays said: { Mar 13, 2013 - 07:03:36 }

Who knew avocados could be dessert? We tried it and liked it!
Thanks for the yummy alternative to milk!

» Karee
said: { Mar 16, 2013 - 03:03:47 }

Sounds good Shani and I love the idea of sneaking some extra brain food into my kids diet! Thanks for sharing!

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