Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Chocolate Vegan Pudding...

Decadent, rich, smooth and scrumptious all will come to mind with each bite of this dessert! And believe it or not, this recipe is Vegan, Gluten Free and Dairy Free!
So whether you are craving a healthy dessert or maybe watching your figure, you can still have dessert today!

How is Chocolate Vegan Pudding good for me?
It is important that we consume 'healthy fats' in our diet. The secret ingredient in this recipe--avocado--is the perfect source of healthy fats in the form of Omega 3's. Omega 3's help your body properly metabolize, reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) while raising good cholesterol (HDL), reduce inflammation and maintain proper cell membrane function.

So how about it....try this simple and decadent dessert for yourself!

Made with AVOCADOS!!!

Vegan, Dairy Free & Gluten Free!

Chocolate Vegan Pudding
Author: Brenna Bowers
Serving: 4

2 ripe avocados (Hass is best/black kind), peeled and pit discarded
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ cup water
1/3 cup maple syrup
3 Tbs honey
2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 cup fresh raspberries (or any seasonal berry)

In a high powered blender (Vitamix is best) or food processor add the avocado flesh, cocoa powder, water, maple syrup, honey, vanilla extract and salt. Blend for 1 minute (adding more water or maple syrup if the blender is seizing up) until the mixture is creamy and smooth.

Divide the pudding into 4 ramekins (small bowls) and top each with fresh raspberries. Eat right away or chill before serving.

*Nutrition Information on Avocados from one of my favorite sites: Avocado Facts