Dancer Recipe: Chocolate Pudding

Posted on August 21, 2013 by Jennifer Stahl

It's rare to find a ballet dancer without a sweet tooth—after hours of rehearsing, sometimes you just need a little sugar! Next time a craving hits, try this healthy chocolate pudding recipe from San Francisco Ballet corps member Luke Willis. He makes it with all raw and vegan ingredients, and uses avocados as a base, which means you get a nice dose of fiber, potassium, vitamin C and heart-healthy fats to go along with your dessert. Best of all? It's super simple to make after a long day in the studio.



2-3 avocados (ripe)

1/4 cup agave, maple syrup or honey (your choice—note that honey can have a very intense flavor and is not strictly vegan)

1/3 cup (or more if needed) almond milk

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1/4 cup raw cacao powder



1. Blend first four ingredients and slowly add raw cacao powder.

2. Chill for half an hour, then serve!


Serves 2-4.