March 26, 2012

Raw Chocolate Pudding

Raw Chocolate Pudding


I love this pudding for a bunch of reasons:
1) It’s uber-easy to make
2) It’s raw
3) It's vegan
4) Tastes great
5) Packed with nutrients
6) If you add protein powder makes for a perfect post-workout food

I'm positive that after reading this list you’ll be convinced to give it a try. You honestly should, because it’s really worth it.
Just five ingredients: bananas, unsweetened cocoa powder, chia seeds, vegan milk and protein powder (if you feel like).
It takes less than five minutes to "assemble". I like to make it before going to training so that it’s ready by the time I got back home. It’s a great substitute for the post-workout protein smoothie but can also be served to your guests as a sweet treat. And believe me no one would be able to guess that this awesome pudding is also so healthy!

Raw Chocolate Pudding


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Few notes. I used vanilla soy milk which was great but I bet that any other milk will work just fine. If you want the texture of the pudding to be more soupy use 1 cup of milk. Also, to boost the protein charge of this pudding use 2 scoops instead of 1 of protein powder.

Ingredients
Makes two large servings

¾ cup / 175 ml almond, soy or hemp milk
½ cup frozen banana
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 scoop vegan protein powder (optional)


Directions

Place the frozen banana and milk into a high speed blender and give a few pulses until the banana is thoroughly blended.

Add the cocoa and the chia seeds. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour the mixture into a bowl (I like to use a jar) and mix well with the aid of a spoon. Add protein powder (if using) and mix well.
Let sit for at least 30 minutes in the fridge (but if you have a couple of hours it’s even better).

Nutrition facts

One serving of this pudding (which is about half of what the whole recipe makes for) scores 1
50 calories with almost 17 grams of protein (if you're using protein powder), 21 grams of carbs, and around 4 grams of fat.

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4 comments:

  1. Yum! This is the second chocolate chia pudding recipe I've seen today- I think it's a sign. I will be making this for a post-workout snack asap!
    I read recently that it's better to eat the peel with a banana because of the extra nutrients (have you heard this?). Obviously, you wouldn't do that with a fresh banana, but I cut up the banana in the peel into piece to freeze for smoothies, and couldn't taste anything funky.

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    1. I've never heard of eating banana's peel but I'm definitely going to look into this.
      I would just worry about pesticides or other chemicals. But again, I don't know enough to make a valid point. Some research is definitely needed.
      Thanks for tip!

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  2. OMG this needs to be in my life! Looks so good : )

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  3. I love this! This is so simple, a back to basics recipes. I make different things with these same ingredients but I never really thought to make a pudding out of it. Thanks for sharing!

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