25 Oct 2011

raw chocolate pudding: eat it for breakfast!

*Also check out avocado pudding - it's insane.

Today my friend Emily came over and we studied for our Philosophy midterm... somewhat successfully. But then it was time for a distraction and Emily wanted some chocolate pudding.

Well, rather than making sugary, chemically-flavoured pudding from a "milk ingredient"-derived powder like Sugar, Modified Food Starch, Cocoa Processed With Alkali, Disodium Phosphate (For Thickening), Contains less than 2% of Natural and Artificial Flavor, Salt, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate (For Thickening), Mono- and Diglycerides (Prevent Foaming), Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Artificial Color, Bha (Preservative) - Yum?

I made a delicious concoction out of bananas, chia seeds, raisins, agave and cocoa. We also added some cinnamon and almond butter. It was creamy and very satisfying.

It seriously took just a few minutes, so if you're short on time and want a healthy, filling and rad breakfast/lunch/snack/even dinner pudding - this is for YOU =)
And as with EVERY RAW RECIPE: it's so friggin' easy and totally adaptable to anything your little heart desires.

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Chocolate Pudding: Makes 2 servings, though I could eat it all myself

2 bananas
2 T almond or other nut butter
1 t vanilla extract
2 T agave (or to taste)
1/4 cup raisins (try to find no sugar added, ex. Sun Maid)
3 T chia seeds, gelled with water (explained in recipe)
Cinnamon (to taste, I added maybe 1 t)
Cocoa (to taste, I added maybe 1/6 cup or so)

I think that's all we put in there... 
Cover the chia seeds with water (maybe 1/4 cup or more) and as they're gelling, process the other ingredients until smooth. When chia is gelled - it only take a couple minutes - add them. Taste it and add what ya want.
Serve in bowls topped with coconut flakes and goji berries and/or other fruit - tasty in my tummy!

This is one chocolate pudding you can feel GOOD about eating!