My Sanford Chart allows you secure online access to your personal health information and your child's health information. It's available anywhere you have internet access. There is no cost to you and registering is quick and simple.

Sign Up for My Sanford Chart
Chocolate Pudding

Note: This recipe is especially for pregnant and breastfeeding women, but it can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.

Prep time: 10 minutes


  • 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Hass avocado, flesh only
  • 8 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 c. + 2 tbsp. evaporated skim milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Combine cocoa, avocado, dates, and vanilla in food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Add evaporated milk until desired consistency.
  3. Chill before serving, if desired.

Note: The amount of evaporated skim milk needed may vary, depending on the size of the avocado used.

Makes: 4 servings

Serving size: about 1/3 c.

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
288 calories
7 g protein
8 g fat
1 g sat. fat
47 g carbohydrate
9 g fiber
2 mg cholesterol
50 mg sodium
152 mg calcium
4 mg iron
51 mcg folic acid

Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Why this recipe is good for pregnant or breastfeeding women:

This no-guilt, no-cook, high-fiber, low-fat dessert is an excellent source of iron and fiber, and a good source of protein, calcium, vitamin K, riboflavin, vitamin B6, and folic acid, all of which are important nutrients during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: May 2009

Kids Health

Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

© 1995-2014 The Nemours Foundation/KidsHealth. All rights reserved.