5-Ingredient Chocolate Pudding! Vegan Dessert.


This creamy, rich, chocolate pudding may look sinfully sweet - but it is actually quite good for you. Rich in protein, antioxidants from raw cacao powder and fiber. Don't just call this a luscious vegan dessert, you can totally call this a healthy snack or even breakfast! No-Cook method - just blend and serve. Only 5 ingredients!..



Have you noticed this trend among vegans? I've noticed that they love to gleefully share the somewhat unique dishes that they consume for breakfast. Forget cold cereal wheat flakes or pop tarts, vegans have creativity during the breakfast hour covered. Lets examine this..



Breakfast Pudding. Add a handful of fresh fruit, maybe some additional superfood toppings and this pudding becomes a perfectly healthy AM parfait. Rich in protein, antioxidants, fiber and flavor.

Raw Cacao. The raw cacao for this recipe is very important. You can not swirl in some chocolate syrup and call it a day. High quality cacao is key to making this recipe both healthy and delicious. I used Navitas Naturals brand raw cacao powder. The flavor is rich and earthy. I add scoops of this stuff to granola bar mixes, healthy chocolate cake, muffins, cookies, smoothies, shakes and more. You can find it at Whole Foods - mine was in the nutritional supplements section. Right next to the hemp seeds and super fruit trail mix blends.

Cacao Facts: 2.5 Tbsp raw cacao contains 8% RDA of iron, 4g fiber and a rich amount of antioxidants. They say dark chocolate is "good" for you - well this raw cacao is even better!..




Vegan Chocolate Pudding

Kathy Patalsky

Published 09/07/2011

Vegan Chocolate Pudding

This rich and fluffy vegan chocolate pudding is dreamy and amazing and actually good for you! Protein packed.

Ingredients

  • Pudding:
  • 16-19oz silken tofu, about 2 1/3 cups
  • 2 Tbsp raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)*
  • 3-4 Tbsp maple or agave syrup
  • 1-2 Tbsp coconut milk or melted coconut oil for a richer texture**
  • 1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • ---
  • * Add even more cacao or a chocolate protein powder for extra chocolate flavor!
  • ** Or you can sub these options with 1/4 cup soaked cashews or 2 Tbsp your fave nut butter
  • Fresh fruit to garnish: try fresh red berries or sliced banana

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to your high speed blender. Blend from low to high until silky smooth. Taste test and adjust sweetness if needed.
  2. Pour into serving dishes. Cover with plastic wrap or foil and chill for at least an hour to firm up. Serve at a texture that is like a very thick yogurt - spoonable, yet still rich.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.

Total time: 5 mins.

Tags: chocolate,vegan,dessert,dairy free, tofu



Options:
* Blend in peanut or almond butter for a nutty accent.
* Add a dash of cinnamon for a spiced choco flavor.
* Add in raw coconut flakes for extra coconut-y flavor.
* Blend in a whole raw banana for a creamy sweet tropical accent.
* Blend in some raspberries for a softer berry-ish pudding.
* Blend in frozen fruit - like frozen bananas - for a soft serve frozen pudding style dessert. (If you do this you don't even need to wait to chill it in the fridge!)


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