The Best Vegan & Raw Chocolate Pudding. Ever.

I realize I haven’t been posting many recipes as of late…and I really can’t come up with a good reason as to why. So I thought, with this fine December day, and us heading into holiday season, there is no time like the present to post on some alternatives for the sugar-laden foods we tend to find ourselves around throughout December. If you catch yourself needing a sweet (and chocolately) treat, look no further than this glorious pudding recipe.

The avocado is great for skin plumping and keeping it looking hydrated and fresh, while the cacao (which is packed with antioxidants and therefore preventing your beauty cells from breaking down) also helps increase blood flow and vessel function. This further helps to improve the tone and texture of your skin.  Talk about beauty food!

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen a variation of this one, but I thought it was too good not to share in its own post. So, here you have it, gorgeous.

 

 

Ingredients (for two)

  1. 2 Frozen bananas
  2. 1 small Avocado (or 1/2 a large one)
  3. 2 dates (pitted)
  4. 2 – 4 TBS of Almond milk (or any other mild-tasting nut “mylk”. Add more if needed to reach desired consistency – I usually eyeball this one)
  5. 1 – 2 Heaping TBS of Raw cacao powder
  6. 1 – 2 TBS of chia seeds (depends on the amount of almond milk you add – you can make this without chia seeds, but they add a nice thickening to the pudding)
  7. Raw cacao nibs to top
Optional Add-ins:
  • Walnuts
  • Vanilla Extract (I use vanilla powder – usually about 1/4 TSP)
  • Few drops of Stevia or bit of raw honey (only needed if you have a really sweet tooth – I find the bananas and dates more than enough)
  • Raw maca powder if you want to give it a bit of an aphrodisiac kick (1 TSP)

Method

Simply blend the ingredients together in a blender – without the cacao nibs – and voila, pour into bowls and serve immediately.

Enjoy the delicious desert for you and yours – the kiddies should love this one too! My boyfriend eats this stuff up and loves it. The trick is to pretend it came from a box :) hehe

What’s your favourite “healthy” desert? Comment below! 

X

K

  • http://www.zimt.ca/ Zimt Artisan Chocolates

    Yum! Eating some of this right now! Made a couple of subs- I added spinach to get my greens (looks pretty… interesting) and forgot to add the dates. Oops. But with ripe bananas, it is still pretty sweet- this is coming from someone with quite the sweet tooth ;-)

    • http://www.livingprettynaturally.com/ Living Pretty Naturally

      Good call!! Sounds like a good breakfast too ;) hehe

      • http://www.zimt.ca/ Zimt Artisan Chocolates

        T’was rather delicious!

  • tania

    This looks amazing and yummy, can’t believe all the healthy ingredients! x

    • http://www.livingprettynaturally.com/ Living Pretty Naturally

      So yum – and healthy :) x

  • Bailey Blush ♡

    YUMZY!!!! I am for sure going to try this

    • http://www.livingprettynaturally.com/ Living Pretty Naturally

      Yes! Let me know how it turns out : )

    • Tanar

      Thanks Kate! I’m really new to this and I was suprised how some brands which seems green got trible scores (like Dr Hauschka) so I guess we must be careful

  • Tamar

    Kate, I couldn’t fing one love organics products on skin deep. How can I tell if they are dafe?

    • http://www.livingprettynaturally.com/ Living Pretty Naturally

      One Love Organics is a very safe brand, one way to do it is to copy the ingredients of the product and “Create your Own Report” – http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/tools/index.php Here you will just need to copy and paste the ingredients into the list and follow the directions to get a report :)
      xx

  • John Decker

    This is an interesting article but I love finding health blogs like this. I did not know that Honey could have this effect on your health. I think it is very important for people to become educated on great ways to live a healthier life and also what types of things are being done these days to help improve illnesses and diseases. I try to stay on top of things in the chemical research field. For example, Histology Dyes are used for many purposes that have to do with blood cells and blood cell research. it is technological advancements that are helping the medical industry today.

    • http://www.livingprettynaturally.com/ Living Pretty Naturally

      Thanks for coming by John :) Always great to hear about other’s natural & wellness journeys.