Nutty Chocolate Pudding... a simple and satisfying treat
Ever need a sweet treat after dinner?
(EVERYONE RAISES HAND)
Contrary to popular belief, you can actually make really easy, really nutritious, and incredibly delicious desserts to satisfy that sweet craving.
Here is one I love not only because it’s sweet, creamy, chocolate-y, and nutty but the ingredients are powerful.
Free of added sweetener
Monounsaturated fats found in avocado and nuts support good cholesterol and lowers bad cholesterol
Flavonols found in chocolate (think dark/unsweetened/raw, not Hershey’s) may reduce severity of age-related cognitive decline
Avocado and cacao are very high in antioxidants (absorbs free radicals in the body)
Raw organic cacao is a superfood because it's antioxidant potency, high amount of iron, magnesium for a healthy heart and brain, high amount of calcium, and is a natural mood elevator and anti-depressant.
Nutty Chocolate Pudding
Serves 4, 5 minutes
4 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder
2 bananas (fresh or frozen)
4 tbsp almond butter or nut butter of choice (I used unsweetened peanut butter)
1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
Place all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Place into a small dish, top with cacao nibs and nut butter!
Store extras in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.