Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding. You will either hate me or love me after this post. Sometimes life calls for a little indulgence. It is certainly in my blood to desire a “treat” or a sweet indulgence. With all the garbage out there these days that might taste good for the moment, but makes me feel like crap within an hour…..it is a gift to find these better-for-you “treats”. And to be able to do so relatively guilt-free makes life all the more pleasurable.
This decadent chocolate treat is elegant enough to be served at a dinner party, or casual enough to put in your lunch box container for work or school. Can easily be made in 5 minutes. The base for this delicious pudding are these beauties:
Avocados: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I use them in smoothies, salads, puddings, soups and the list goes on. Avocado is an uber nutrient-dense food. A good-for-you fat, that is excellent source of potassium, soluble fiber, and is rich in antioxidants which boost our immune system, slow the aging process and promote a healthy nervous system.
The Four “Pillows” ~ This blends up *so* beautifully in the Vitamix!
1/2 cup almond milk
4 tablespoons raw cacao powder
1/4 cup sweetner (raw honey, agave, stevia)
Generous sprinkling of real sea salt. **Do not skip**
Splash of pure vanilla extract
Blend in Vitamix , you will need to use the tamper and spatula to scape sides down. Refrigerate (if you can wait that long!!)
Have fun with it!! Variations: use mint extract for a “choco-mint”, add nut-butter, add handful of spinach (greens hide soooo easily in chocolate desserts!!) xo