Anyone who works hard at managing their weight knows that giving into sugar cravings can destroy all that hard earned progress. But, trying to eliminate ALL sweet treats isn’t healty either… we tend to give in and BINGE on them instead.

I speak from personal experience, having gained and lost the same 20 lbs several times over. I’ve finally learned to replace some of my favorite “cheat” foods with delicious (HEALTHY) recipes instead.

This is one of my favorites! I found this recipe on www.powerhungry.com and use it ALL THE TIME. A little tip? Don’t let the ingredient list scare you off. If you don’t know what’s in this awesome dessert, you wouldn’t guess! My kids love it as much as I do, and that is saying something. 🙂

AVOCADO DATE CHOCOLATE PUDDING
1 medium, ripe, Haas avocado
⅔ cup (packed) soft, pitted dates
3 tbsp unsweetened natural cocoa powder
½ cup coconut milk or almond milk
⅛tsp fine sea salt

Instructions

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.
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.
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.

Enjoy people! My family does! Happy healthy treating!

-Jenn