Looking for a decadent dessert without sugar?

hand holding a glass cup of avocado chocolate pudding with fresh mint leaves on top
With a terrible sweet tooth, it's been a lifelong struggle for me to eat less sugar. Living on my own, I was able to keep it out of the house. But now living with Craig, he likes his sugar and I find myself adding it to baking and eating it more and more. Most of the time I use maple syrup or honey, so I feel a little better about it...but it's still sugar.

Often (very often if I'm being honest here) I want to have a creamy, sweet, chocolatey treat with none of the negative affects of refined sugar. This chocolate pudding satisfies & is nutritious and filling. Its sweetness is from banana and stevia.  I've made it hundreds of times and tweaked the ingredients here and there. This is one of the best combinations. 

Chocolate pudding (for one)

1 ripe avocado
1/2 ripe banana
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp stevia powder (like Krisda)
1/4 cup almond milk (or more depending on desired consistency-I like it thick)
1 scoop french vanilla protein powder (I use Natural Factors, it is sweetened with stevia)
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp natural vanilla (optional)

ingredients laid out on a bamboo cutting board with measuring spoons, cocoa powder and almond milk beside it

Put all in a container. I use the tall one that came with my immersion blender. Blend on med-high for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until everything is blended and creamy.

ingredients in a plastic container on a bamboo cutting board with measuring spoons and an immersion blender beside it

Add some fresh mint leaves if you like such things. And that's all there is to it!

avocado pudding in a wine glass with a bamboo cutting board beside it with fresh mint on it

Do you struggle with a sweet tooth? What kinds of things have worked for you?




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