Faux Chocolate Pudding

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Faux Chocolate Pudding for the 17 Day Diet

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!

Greek Yogurt is the base for this healthy faux pudding

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!

Unsweetened Cocoa Powder is used for your faux chocolate pudding

Add in a bit of approved sweetener, mix well and you have yourself a healthy pudding dessert.

Faux Chocolate Pudding

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).

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If you enjoy this Faux Chocolate Pudding, you might also want to try these other healthy dessert recipe ideas out:


Faux Chocolate Pudding - a low-sugar dessert for the 17 day diet

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
Yield: 1 Serving

Faux Chocolate Pudding

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

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


  1. Place all ingredients in a small bowl and stir to thoroughly combine.
  2. 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”

      • 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.

  1. 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

  2. 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


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