Chocolate Pudding With A Twist
If you’re a chocolate lover, you’re going to do backflips when you taste this pudding. In fact, not only are you going to do backflips because it tastes so good, you’ll be doing them because it is easy to make and is extremely good for you, too!
What’s the twist in this recipe? It contains only six ingredients that are all packed with nutrients and are exploding with flavor. You can prepare this entire dessert in under ten minutes using a blender or a food processor, so there’s minimal cleanup and more time for eating. :0)
2 ripe avocados
1/3 cup Grade B maple syrup
3 Tbs raw cacao powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp Celtic sea salt
1/8 tsp cinnamon
***USE ORGANIC INGREDIENTS WHEN AVAILABLE***
How to Prepare:
1. Open the avocados by cutting in a circle from top to bottom of the skin, then de-pit by hitting the blade of the knife into the pit and turning. This will take the pit out with no fuss.
2. Scoop the avocado with a spoon into your food processor or blender and add the Grade B maple syrup. Process until smooth.
3. Add the raw cacao powder, vanilla extract, Celtic sea salt and cinnamon. Process until mixed well with the avocado/Grade B maple syrup.
4. Yes, it is actually that easy. Your Chocolate Pudding With A Twist is ready… Enjoy!!
Eat this yummy pudding plain or garnish with fresh fruit, such as, sliced banana, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, kiwi fruit, apples or pears;
If you like milk chocolate (this recipe is for dark chocolate), add 1/2 cup almond, rice, coconut or hemp milk (if you do this, you need to add a little more Grade B maple syrup — adjust to your taste by adding a little at a time);
Chop up some nuts, such as, raw almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts or cashews and stir in for a little texture or crunch.
Fun Facts About The Ingredients
Raw cacao is considered a superfood and is packed full of nutrition. Raw cacao is rich in magnesium (balances brain chemisty and helps build strong bones), phenylethylamine (a chemical that is released by our brains when we are in love), anandamide (a chemical that is produced by our brains when we are happy), tryptophan (helps promote better sleep) and is loaded with antioxidants.
Most people know that blueberries are an amazing food for you… Well, raw cacao outperforms blueberries when it comes to the O.R.A.C. (Oxygen Radical Absorption Content) value, which is a method of measuring the antioxidant capacities in foods. Blueberries have an O.R.A.C. value of 2400, while raw cacao powder’s value is 13,140. That’s incredible!!
If you are going to have a chocolate bar, it is best to eat one containing at least 70% dark chocolate to receive health benefits.
Avocados contain healthy fats that our body needs to function normally. Not only do avocados contain healthy fats, they are high in potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and vitamins A, C and K. Wow!
Grade B maple syrup is minimally processed and nutrient-dense. It contains calcium, zinc and manganese, which helps to aid in enzyme and antioxidant absorption, which can mean increased energy for you.
Vanilla extract contains small amounts of calcium, magnesium and potassium.
Cinnamon has been found to be extremely helpful in the treatment of Type II diabetes and also contains vitamin A, calcium, iron and magnesium.
Extra tip about cinnamon: I keep a little bit of cinnamon in an tiny container in my purse and use it as a breath freshener. It works really well, and it tastes great, too!