Yup, you heard right. Isn’t it what you’ve always dreamed of? Or is that just me? Right, okay. Just me then.
Anyway. I love chocolate. Chocolate and I are romantically involved - it just gets me. Chocolate and peanut butter? Unf. But we’ll come to that another day.
So it’s vegetarian, vegan, easily made raw, soy free, refined sugar free and gluten free. And deeelicious.
What you will need;
- 1 avocado;
- 1 large banana, the riper the better;
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder;
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon;
- 1/2 tsp vanilla - to make raw, scrape a little bit out of a vanilla pod;
- And that’s it!
1. Mush the banana in a bowl with a fork until it’s like a puree, then add the avocado and do the same. Or, if you have a small food processor, whizz it all up in there. I was lazy and didn’t want to wash up the food processor so used a fork and pure woman power.
2. Add everything else and stir until combined. If it’s too thick, add a tiny amount of almond milk and stir again. This makes a very dark chocolate pudding, so add some agave to sweeten, or maple syrup, but maple syrup won’t make it sugar free! I added a tiny dash of agave and it was purrrfect. :D
3. Spoon in to two ramekins and chill for an hour or until you wish to serve them.
(As you can see, there are ~tiny clumps of unmushed fruit, due to the fork process. I’m cool with that, but if you’re fussy, definitely use a processor.)
4. Top with whatever you wish! I crumbled up some walnuts and added some cacao nibs, and that was awesome. I imagine dried fruit, more cinnamon, chocolate chips or even sprinkles would made good additions, too. :)
And voila! Two chocolate puddings. These come in at 230 calories each, with 4g protein, 44% of your dietary fibre, are high in vitamins C and B6, are packed with potassium and are also cholesterol free. Oh, and don’t forget cruelty free and environmentally friendly! ;D
Yum yum, in my tum.
EDIT: I just had a whole one (I’d only tried a few mouthfuls before) and chilling makes a huge difference. This is so decadent and rich and ugh. I want it all. Definitely my new favourite dessert. The walnuts add a great crunch, too. If I didn’t know what was in this, I wouldn’t believe it was healthy. Mmm.