For the love of chocolate, this pudding is fabulous, swift and simple. A chocolate pudding that feels indulgent, creamy and smooth with a light calorie + sugar count is my gift of intention here. The yoghurt keeps it light + adds a lovely subtle tang and probiotics for your good health.
There are 3 different recipes, so you can choose whichever recipe ingredients style best suits your goals & sweeten to your taste.
A Probiotic is a beneficial bacteria that is found in certain food sources, eating these foods help support our gut, immune system and brain functions. There are many different probiotic bacteria the common groups of organisms we know as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.
Iron is a mineral essential for building red blood cells, carrying oxygen to lungs & tissues, cellular energy metabolism, healthy brain & immune functions.
Foods high in Iron;
Spinach, kale, parsley, nettles, seaweed, algae, leafy greens, potato skin
Red meat, poultry, liver, fish, shellfish - sardines,
Tofu, Black Beans, Chickpeas, Lentils, Beans
Quinoa, Teff, Oats, Buckwheat, Rice, Millet, Barley, Wheat
Seeds pumpkin & squash, pistachios, hemp, flax, almonds, cashews, cacao, dark chocolate,
Dried fruits apricots, raisins, molasses
Recipes with protein-rich ingredients. Examples of high protein foods include; eggs, meat, fish, seafood, poultry, dairy, quinoa, teff, millet, wild rice, oats, buckwheat, amaranth, sorghum, wheat, nuts, seeds, hemp seeds, peas, beans, lentils, legumes, soy, tofu & tempeh, broccoli, brussels, spinach, kale, mushrooms, nutritional yeast.
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Chocolate Pudding ~ 3 Diet Styles
MELT chocolate with ⅓ of the yoghurt in a small pan on low heat on the stove stirring continuously until chocolate melts and the mixture is super smooth. Do not bring this to a boil; you want to warm the chocolate to melt it nothing more.
ADD the remaining yoghurt + vanilla. STIR well until lusciously smooth.
TASTE – add maple, honey or sweetener of your choice.
SERVE in a bowl to share or individual glasses topped with fresh raspberries or garnish of your choice.
PREP & STORE – make these in advance – put the chocolate puddings into a bowl, mason jars or glasses, cover & store in the fridge. Top with fresh raspberries or any garnishes just before serving.
top with raspberries or blueberries
shaved dark or white chocolate
with Apple Blueberry Compote – sugar-free
top with coconut chips + cacao nibs + dried blueberries or currants
add goji berries, freeze-dried berries with fresh berries
top with crunchy cereal like puffed quinoa or puffed rice.
with Coconut Macaroons
* UNSWEETENED & DAIRY-FREE CHOCOLATE ~ use baking chocolate, unsweetened choc chips or pure cacao paste. Be sure to read the label as different brands use different ingredients in their chocolate.
YOGHURT – dairy-free use plain cashew, coconut or local dairy yoghurt.
SWAP YOGHURT for labne, crème fraiche, sour cream, or use this cashew cream but use water instead of lemon.
SWEETEN with MAPLE, honey, dates, sugar, date or cane sugar syrup.
FOOD AS MEDICINE Pure chocolate = Pure Cacao is a superfood of the richest plant-based sources of magnesium, iron & antioxidants. Cacao has anti-inflammatory, brain, nervous systems and heart-healthy nutrients making pure chocolate a delicious food as a medicine. Cacao is bitter; bitter flavours are great for stimulating our digestive enzymes and boosting our metabolism.
FAIR TRADE, please buy fair trade cacao and chocolate to support the people that grow our food.