Monday, 27 May 2013

Secret Recipe Club: Chocolate Avocado Pudding



It's the last Monday of the month which means that it's Secret Recipe Club Group D reveal day! This month I was particularly organised and made my recipe early so I've been waiting for what seems like months to share this amazing recipe with you. A quick recap on the secret recipe club for my new readers - each month we are assigned a blog and we get to choose a recipe to make but we have to keep it a secret until reveal day. It's fun to find out who had who and what recipes were chosen. 

This month, I had the pleasure of looking through The Healthy Beehive written by Jane who lives in Colorado with her husband and chihuahua. Jane writes about her adventures in a whole foods lifestyle including canning, cheesemaking, gardening and herbal remedies.  She is an inspiration herself as she lost over 90 pounds in weight and tells her readers to "go out there and achieve your dreams! If I can do it, anyone can". You can read more about her story here.

I headed for the dessert section and as soon as I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it. I've seen chocolate and avocado recipes for a while now and it has been on my to try list for ages. I was really curious as to how it would taste and it seemed very similar to my chocolate tofu mousse recipe. I added a little honey as I have quite a sweet tooth and omitted the coconut oil as I didn't have any and figured the avocado should be oily enough. The result was a lovely firm mousse which tasted of chocolate and banana and there was a subtle bitterness from the avocado. I tried it before adding the honey and it was too bland and slightly bitter for my taste hence the addition of honey. I ate it with fresh strawberries and it made for a lovely dessert without the guilt of a real mousse. 

Jane has a great selection of recipes on her blog. Other recipes that I bookmarked are carrot cake cookies,  grain free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, lemon blueberry almond flour pancakes and double chocolate strawberry mini cupcakes. Please visit her blog and have a look around particularly if you are interested in cheesemaking or herbal remedies.




 cocoa powder, avocado, banana, honey (optional) 




Recipe adapted slightly from The Healthy Beehive

2 avocados
1 large banana
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2 tablespoons honey (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Fresh strawberries to serve

(original recipe also had 3tablespoons coconut oil and 1/8 teaspoon salt but no honey)


  • Blitz all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  • Spoon into a ramekin or something similar and serve. 
  • If there are any leftovers, you can chill it in the refrigerator. 



40 comments:

  1. I've seen a few versions of this mousse but haven't gotten around to making any yet. Much healthier than traditional mousse. Great pick for SRC!

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    1. Do give it a try as it's really good!

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  2. As Susan, I'm also noticing quite a few versions of this type of mousse, and of course I'm very tempted to try it. The texture might be wonderful!

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    1. It has a lovely texture and tastes really good :)

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  3. I've heard avocado is the best with chocolate and have wanted to try it for a while! ;)

    Happy Reveal Day!

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    1. It's really good, do give it a go. Happy SRC reveal day!

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  4. I've had chocolate avocado pudding on my bucket list for a while now. This is just the jog I need to move it to the top of my list!

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  5. Chocolate avocado pudding sounds like a new flavour combo I'd like to try!

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    1. It's really good and I'd definitely recommend it.

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  6. Oooh I've made a recipe very similar to this before, so tasty!!

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  7. Happy Reveal Day! I keep seeing yummy chocolate avocado recipes - I have got to try one for myself, it looks so good! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Avocados are quite a marvel. And you've made especially good use of yours =) Happy to hear that honey works as well as the coconut oil. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I'm heading off to check out your tofu chocolate mousse how-to =)

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    1. I'm glad you like these recipes. Do let me know how you get on :)

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  9. I have yet to try my hand at baking or cooking with avocado. You make it look great!

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  10. I think everyone needs a guilt free mousse recipe in their repertoire! Using avocado is a wonderful idea :)

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  11. This sounds interesting...have got to give this a try! Great SRC pick!

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  12. What an interesting idea! :) wonderful

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  13. I've always thought I should try chocolate avocado mousse but I love chocolate and avocado too much on their own and can never seem to get round to it! Interesting that it needs the honey to make it taste good - may have to give it a try soon!

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    1. Perhaps I have a very sweet tooth but there was definitely a slight bitter after taste with the avocados and the honey sweetened it up for me :)

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  14. Isn't choc avocado mousse great! I freeze mine into ice cream ;D Great pick :)

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    1. Great idea! I'm doing that with the next batch. Handy for summer which is finally making an appearance :)

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  15. This look amazing Ros I never think a chocolate pudding with avocado look delicious!

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  16. I'm super intrigued to try this, I wonder how the chocolate will taste with the avocado. I'm a fan of both so I'm sure I will love this!

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    1. It tastes really good together - do give it a go. I want to try a chocolate and avocado cake next :)

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  17. Hi Ros! I have always wanted to try avocado in creamy desserts! This chocolate pudding looks so rich and decadent! And I love avocado and it's health benefits, too! This was a great recipe and I'm so glad you shared it! : )

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    1. Thanks Anne. It's a great recipe and I do hope you'll give it a whirl.

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  18. Thank you so much for your sweet comments :) I'm glad you like this!

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    1. I really had fun reading your blog :) Thanks for the recipe - I'm making another batch this week!

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  19. oo never had anything like this before. sounds interesting. Great pick!

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  20. This is perfect on it's simplicity

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