Satisfy your Sweet Tooth (and Stay Healthy) with This Recipe


It can be difficult to ignore desserts, even when you’ve made a resolution to stay healthy. That’s why one of our favorite recipes is Natalie Yco’s Chocolate-Avocado Pudding, featured in her cookbook “Running in Heels: Quick and Smart Snacks and Entrees.” Featuring a full avocado, this high fiber, high protein dessert is packed with healthful nutrients, including potassium. In addition, this creamy treat not only curbs your sweet tooth but helps fill you up better than a standard dessert. Sound too good to be true? See for yourself…


What You Need (2 Servings)

1 Large chilled ripe avocado, mashed
2 tbsp. coconut milk
1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder(or your favorite chocolate protein powder)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Sweeten with maple or agave syrup


What You Do

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Serve Chilled. Garnish with your choice of shredded coconut, chopped nuts, cinnamon, coconut cream, chopped dates etc. And enjoy!


Natalie Yco teaches boxing, kickboxing, spin and core and metabolic conditioning classes. Natalie aspires to lead by example, while helping others achieve their personal bests.