Here’s a Faux Chocolate Pudding recipe posted by a 17 Day Diet Blog reader.
If you’re looking for a sweet treat without all the guilt, this is the perfect chocolaty guilt-free pleasure. If you’re a chocolate lover like me, make sure you also check out my Chocolate Chia Pudding (perfect for Cycle 3).
You likely have all the ingredients on hand. If you don’t, get to the store STAT!
First, you’ll start with creamy Greek Yogurt – this can be a part of your probiotic serving for the day – you’re killing two birds with one stone. YIPPEE!!
Plus, this is a better-for-you dessert you can serve during the summer months when you want something that’s guilt-free, so make sure you add it to your Summer BBQ recipe ideas list!
Next, reach deep into your kitchen cupboard and grab that old container of unsweetened cocoa powder.
You know what I’m talking about! The kind you used a few years ago to make that chocolate frosting!
Add in a bit of approved sweetener, mix well and you have yourself a healthy pudding dessert.
If you’re eating this during the day and you’re sticking to the no fruit after 2pm rule, then top with your favorite low-sugar berries such as raspberries, blackberries, strawberries or blueberries!
Otherwise, if you’re feasting on this during the evening, then it’s best to skip the fruit (although a few berries probably won’t hurt).
Other Healthy Dessert Recipes You Might Enjoy
If you enjoy this Faux Chocolate Pudding, you might also want to try these other healthy dessert recipe ideas out:
- Chocolate Chia Pudding
- Apple Chips
- Ann’s Creamy Fruit Freeze
- Mini Cheesecakes (Low-Fat and Low-Carb)
- Banana Nice Cream
If you happen to make this Faux Chocolate Pudding, make sure you come back and review the recipe and let me know what type of toppings you used!
If you’re on social media, make sure you tag me @17ddblog so I can see your pretty pudding! Enjoy!
Faux Chocolate Pudding
A yummy, guilt free chocolate pudding made with Greek yogurt!
- 3/4 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 package Truvia (or other approved sweetener)
- 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
- Place all ingredients in a small bowl and stir to thoroughly combine.
- Top with your favorite low-sugar berries.
Approved for all cycles.
3/4 Cup of Plain Greek Yogurt counts towards your one of your two servings of probiotics per day.
If you’re sticking to the “no fruit before 2pm rule”, then either make sure you eat this dessert during the day or skip the fruit at night (although, a few berries at night won’t hurt!).
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21 thoughts on “Faux Chocolate Pudding”
which cycles is this approved for?
Ali, it’s approved for all cycles!
Im on cycle 1 been on so many diets, never loose. IM LOSING! On this. So excited. I am a sugar holic so its been very hard. Last night i was craving so bad!
Good thing i cleaned cupboard. Found your Faux Choco Pudding, Delicious
Thanks so much for helping us stay on track! !
WOO HOO Brenda! Congrats on your success so far!!
Is this to be made with fat free Greek yogurt?
Low-fat or fat-free is OK to use.
Can I use unsweetened baker’s chocolate? I have some dark chocolate in the pantry I’d like try. Thank you!
Shawna, I think this would be perfect!
Hi tori, im confused, how is faux chocolate pudding approved for cycle 1, cocoa is allowed????
Robin, as long as it’s unsweetened (as in what you use in baking).
Hi torey, i cant tell you what a saving grace this chocolate pudding is to keep me on this diet, perfect for that sweet fix I crave at night after dinner….cant thank you enough for sharing recipe, i dont know how unsweetened cocoa is allowed and as long as it is, i dont care!!!!!! :)
Hi Robin, I’m glad it’s helped you! Not every single food item that is acceptable will be on the Cycle lists. If they were, the lists would be miles long. You need to use your judgement and know that if a natural type of condiment, spice, food item, etc., has no added sugar and is low to no carbs, then it’s likely OK.
Aaaah this was fantastic! It totally saved me tonight! :D
So glad you enjoyed it!
The greek yogurt your using is it plain or are you using vanilla?
Generally, plain, but you could use any flavor that you like. I’ll update the recipe to show plain so it’s 100% clear!
I am starting again the cycle 1 diet .i tried it one year ago and lost 4kilos i need to loose .but sadly i have been eating bewteen meals chocolate and many snacks and put weight again .but i grave for sweet and chocolaty stuff during cycle 1 .can u advice me with some sweet desserts for cycle 1 .thank you
Hi Torey, really enjoy your 17ddblog. I have a question; is there an alphabetical list of all the recipes and then click on the title to open the recipe? Thank you
Hi Nancy, I currently don’t have an alphabetical index of my recipes. I do have them organized by cycle for now: https://17ddblog.com/17-day-diet-recipes/
Hi, Could this be frozen to make frozen yogurt?
Although I’ve never tried freezing it, I think it could probably work! If you give it a try, come back and let us know!