This rich and creamy mint chocolate pudding only uses fruit, cocoa powder and a little yogurt, making it a healthy alternative! Naturally gluten-free with vegan and paleo options.
I actually made this pudding last January and figured nobody’d be into it so I had to wait all this time to share it. Are y’all ready for some mint chocolate stuff now that we’re well into December? :)
I adapted this recipe from my chocolate avocado smoothie. That smoothie is already so thick all you have to do is leave out the 2 tablespoons of milk and you have pudding!
What I really, really love about this mint chocolate pudding is the ingredient list. Avocado and banana (both of which you can’t taste), cocoa powder, mint, and Greek yogurt. It’s so darn healthy. I love zero guilt desserts! The avocado makes it so lusciously creamy and the banana adds all the sweetness you need.
I highly recommend using Dutch-process cocoa powder in this pudding, or at least Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa. If you use the regular kind, this won’t be nearly as dark and I’m afraid you’d be able to taste the banana and avocado.
And please be sure to use peppermint and not mint extract! I’ve never tried mint extract, but I’ve looked into the difference between peppermint and mint extracts and supposedly, mint extract tastes more spearmint-y and doesn’t go well at all with chocolate. Then you can also make these Gluten Free Peppermint Snickerdoodles!
To make the pudding vegan and paleo, you obviously can’t use regular Greek yogurt but need to use dairy-free yogurt, like this homemade almond milk yogurt.
If you want some more mint chocolaty goodness, this time with lots of sugar, try these. :D
I thought I could do this whole blogging thing while on vacation but I’m always beat at the end of the day and just plop into bed. Luckily, I had this post all ready to go before I left. I hope everyone has a great Christmas!
And for another great healthy pudding recipe, check out this Basic Chia Pudding Recipe!
Healthy Chocolate Mint Pudding (gluten-free, vegan, paleo options)
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- Yield: 1 large or 2 medium / smallish servings
- 85 grams cold avocado flesh (~ 1/2 avocado)
- 2 tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa powder
- 1 medium very ripe cold banana (mine was 120 grams without the peel)
- 1/4 cup (60 grams) plain Greek yogurt (make sure to use a vegan / paleo yogurt, if necessary)
- mint extract, to taste (a few drops should do)
- Blend everything together, except the mint leaves / extract, with an immersion blender or a small food processor until it's very creamy. You can also use a blender if you have a very good one like a Blendtec (my regular blender requires too much liquid for a pudding like this).
- Add mint extract, to taste.
- Serve immediately. Can be refrigerated for about 4 hours before it starts to taste a little funny.
22 comments on “Healthy Mint Chocolate Pudding (grain-free, gluten-free, vegan option)” — Add one!
I’d totally be into this pudding any month of the year! Love how creamy this looks.
It’s indeed nice and creamy! :)
What a perfectly rich chocolate pudding that is healthy and perfect for 2016 :) love it!
Thanks so much! :)
Look at you, making healthy pudding! It looks great! This would be perfect for a quick afterschool snack
It would indeed! :)
Yes, standing ovation on the list of ingredients! I can’t believe you waited a year to post this haha! This pudding is calling my name!! Btw, coconut and mint seems like a great idea to me but thanks for the tip ;)
Haha. Really?! I think it sounds terrible. You try it out and report back! :D
Erin, this looks incredibly thick, rich and chocolaty. Love that there’s avocado involved and also that you’ve added mint for a kick. I need to make this. Seems really easy too.
I hope you’ll give it a try! :)
I haven’t had pudding in ages! I love this healthy twist! Great ingredients too?
Thanks so much, Lauren! :)
I love the ingredients list here, as well! I love chocolate and mint together!
Same here! They’re magical together. ;)
It looks just as tempting as the brownies. Love!
This looks amazing indeed. I already have some cocoa powder and greek yogurt. I’ll have to pick up an avocado and banana and give this a shot. Thanks Erin!
Thank you! I hope you’ll enjoy it. :)
Hope you and yours have a very Merry CHRISTmas and a Happy New Year.
Thanks so much, Charlotte! Same to you. :)
This pudding looks amazing, I totally want some! :D
Thank you! And I could definitely do with some, too. ;)