Tasty Tuesday: Raw Vegan Chocolate Pudding

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.

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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 sarah@momsmilkboutique.com. I always love hearing from readers!

Happy, healthy eating everyone!

-Sarah

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One Response to “Tasty Tuesday: Raw Vegan Chocolate Pudding”

  1. Bryany says:

    Yum! This is exciting because my 3 year old is allergic to dairy and it would be an awesome chance to let him have “pudding” 🙂 Also, I wonder how good it would be frozen and scooped up like ice cream?! Mmmm. Or even made into fudge pops. I’d really LOVE the recipe for the dip! So far, the only dip my 3 year old can have is some brands of italian dressing because they contain no milk. this looks like a yummy (healthier) alternative!!!! Thanks 🙂