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Tasty Tuesday: Raw Vegan Chocolate Pudding

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

I am on day 3 of my 10 day raw vegan cleanse and I have to say this food is AMAZING! I never knew eating raw could be so delicious and EASY! In addition to the food preparation being simple, the clean up is a breeze! The only kitchen utensils I use are my blender, food processor, cutting board, and a knife. I really like not having dirty pots and pans to wash. And I am enjoying not using my stove/oven.

I wanted to share with you one of my kids’ favorite recipes from the cleanse so far. It’s for a super easy raw vegan chocolate pudding. It only has FOUR simple and pure ingredients; and much to my surprise one of the ingredients is avocado! The avocado gives the pudding a nice, thick creamy texture. I would have never thought to mix buttery avocado into a sweet dessert recipe however it makes for a really delicious flavor. You seriously have to try it!

Here is the recipe courtesy of Vitality Ventures.


3 ripe avocados

1/2 cup of raw cacao powder

3/4 cup dates that have been pre-soaked in water to soften and pits are removed

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Blend all ingredients together in high. Add water to thin as needed.

You can serve over a bowl of fresh berries for a truly decadent treat! As with many raw dishes, this pudding does not stay fresh for very long so it’s best consumed right after it’s prepared.

I am super excited about this cleanse and hope to share another favorite recipe or two from it. Here’s a little sample of the foods I’ve enjoyed over the past three days…

“Fettuccine el Marinara” with a Kale salad (that Kale was cut fresh my garden…mmmm, so crisp!). The Fettuccine “noodles” are actually raw zucchini

Thai “Peanut” Wraps (although there was no actual peanut in it; almonds instead). This is one of my hubby’s favorite meals so far

Omega Snack Bars. These were simply scrumptious and super easy to make!

Macamadia Lemon Pepper Dip. A perfect snack when craving something crunchy and salty

And you thought I was just drinking green smoothies all day. 😉 Doesn’t the food look so colorful and tasty? Just looking at the food you can tell it’s full of vital nutrients. I am so grateful to be nourishing my body with all this yummy and healing food. 🙂

Fun Statistics: In the past three days my family of five has consumed…

-15 avocaodos

-3 bunches of bananas

-2 lbs of almonds

-1 jar of almond butter

-4 bunches of kale

-5lbs of carrots

-2 pints of strawberries

and many other vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, and oils!

I have been getting tons of questions about doing a cleanse, so I will put together a FAQ post once I complete the entire 10 days of the cleanse. In the meantime if you have any questions about it feel free to post comments here or shoot me an email at I always love hearing from readers!

Happy, healthy eating everyone!