avocado chocolate protein pudding to boost breast milk and support muscle recovery

If you love dark chocolate, this decadent dessert will not disappoint! It’s rich. It’s creamy. And thanks to the plant-based chocolate protein powder and avocado, it could almost be called healthy. (Just squint when you read the “Total Sugars” line in the nutrition facts below.)

Avocados are crazy-nutritious! They offer 20 different vitamins and minerals (1), and loads of fiber and heart-healthy, unsaturated fat. Plus, those who include avocados in their meals, are less likely to be overweight and more likely to have healthier diets overall (2).

Back to the sweet-talk: This recipe calls for maple syrup, but you could use agave nectar, brown rice syrup, or the powdered white stuff (confectioners’ sugar) instead. I actually considered dialing the sweetness down, but my husband talked me out of it. Feel free to use half of the maple syrup, blend everything together, and give it a taste before adding in the rest, if you like.

This recipe was originally created for Mama Love Chocolate Protein, which is no longer in production. Looking for a great alternative? For a similar taste and consistency, try using a high-quality, plant-based protein powder made from yellow peas, like Naked Pea Chocolate Pea Protein Powder


  • 2 medium Avocados
  • 1/3 cup Plant-based Chocolate Protein Powder
  • ¼ cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • ¼ cup Maple Syrup
  • ¼ cup Brewed Coffee, chilled
  • Pinch of Salt


Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave; heat for 30 seconds, stir, then heat for another 15 to 30 seconds. Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. If the pudding is too thick, add another tablespoon of chilled coffee. Place in the fridge until you’re ready to eat. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 1

Calories 271

 Amount per Serving% Daily Value
Total Fat16.1g21%
Saturated Fat3.2g16%
Total Carbohydrate29g11%
Dietary Fiber7g24%
Total Sugars16 g 
Calcium 2%
Iron 11%
Potassium 12%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

  1. Gunnars, K. (2018) “12 Proven Health Benefits of Avocado.” Healthline: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/12-proven-benefits-of-avocado
  2. Fulgoni, Victor L 3rd et al. “Avocado consumption is associated with better diet quality and nutrient intake, and lower metabolic syndrome risk in US adults: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001-2008.” Nutrition journal vol. 12 1. 2 Jan. 2013, doi:1186/1475-2891-12-1

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