Oct 8, 2010

Vegan Chocolate Pudding

Delicious. Decadent. Unbelievable. Chocolate. Addictive. Healthy!

I can't take credit for this recipe, but I'm sure I'm a gourmet genius in my daughter's eyes. Who would have thought avocado and a few other ingredients could make such a delicious, decadent, dessert? It sounds odd but I swear it's fabulous... and it's made with some ingredients that pack some great nutrients and powerful antioxidants!!!

Avocados contain folate, potassium, vitamin E, lutein, and consist of monounsaturated fat (A 2 Z of Health and Beauty, 2010). The other key ingredient, cocoa, "contains a large amount of antioxidants Cocoa and dark chocolate may keep high blood pressure down and reduce the blood's ability to clot, thus the risk of stroke and heart attacks may be reduced" (Cacoaweb, 2010, paragraph 1).

Here's the recipe. Of course my daughter helped make it. It's a fantastic recipe to prepare with young children!

Raw Vegan Chocolate Pudding

The Ingredients
1 avocado  
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp cocoa
1 Tbsp vanilla
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/4 - 1/2 cup water (depends on the consistency you prefer)

The Process
1- Gather your ingredients. Peel and remove the pit from the avocado.

2- Place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor.


Add water as you blend to ensure your preferred consistency.


3- Eat immediately or chill before serving.


It can be eaten alone, as a dip with fruit, used as icing for a vegan cake or frozen to make a gelato! Enjoy!


References
A 2 Z of Health and Beauty. (2010). Avocado nutrition facts and information. Retrieved October 7, 2010 from http://health.learninginfo.org/avocado.htm

Cacoaweb.net. (2010). Nutrition facts for cocoa and chocolate. Retrieved October 7, 2010 from http://www.cacaoweb.net/nutrition.html

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for visiting Rose! I would love to hear what your family thinks of the Vegan Chocolate Pudding. I checked out your site and I'm now following you. Money saving tips are always helpful around here!

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  2. Hey Jennifer this does look yummy. I have some recipes on my blog too, some with egg and nuts though which wouldn't be good for you guys. We're lucky because last year a vegan cafe opened up in our neighbourhood. I'm not sure if you live in a city or small town but I hope you've found some local options too.

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