Raw Banana Chocolate Pudding - Healthy and Oh So Delicious!
It is not so easy to get the right quantities of ingredients so that the sweet or dessert will not fall apart.
I make a lot of bliss balls, as currently I am not eating much with refined sugar in them, and most of these raw desserts have no added processed sugars.
This one also has chia seeds in it. I love the texture of these seeds, and they are so easy to use in a variety of sweets and puddings. They are also supposedly another of the new "super foods". Their health properties include such things as Omega-3, antioxidants, fibre, iron and calcium.
They also contain some protein and are versatile in that they can be eaten both cooked or raw. However they should be added to another food or soaked before eating them.
Raw foods are the latest health craze and many of them use obscure ingredients. However this recipe uses ones you will possibly already have in your pantry. I always keep chia seeds in mine!
They can be used instead of gelatin, and in this recipe they will help set the pudding without any cooking and give an unusual, delicate chocolate taste.
Who doesn't love chocolate pudding, but this one is guilt free! It is also low in calories so would suit someone who is on a diet, albeit not a strict one!
I have always loved, and cooked chocolate pudding ever since I had small children. I can honestly say that this one is just as good as the ones I used to make using processed sugar, and having to spend time boiling up the milk.
For those of you, my lovelies, who are not on a diet, add some thickened cream to the top of these, as this takes it to an even higher level of bliss!
Bananas and cacoa are also very healthy foods, with both included in this recipe.
Cacao can nowadays be bought at most supermarkets and I use it as a substitute for it's counterpart, cocoa which is sugar based and not as natural as cacao. Cacao is actually made from bean like seeds and from these are made cocoa, cocoa butter, and chocolate.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 0 minutes
Makes: 4-5 servings
380g coconut milk or raw coconut cream
2 medium ripe bananas.
½ cup chia seeds
6 tbsp maple syrup
3 tbsp raw cacao powder
Dash sea salt
Put the coconut milk and the bananas in a blender or a food processor.
Add the chia seeds and the salt.
Next add the cacao and the maple syrup to this.
Blend this mixture until it is creamy, as per the picture. This should only take about a minute or so.
Pour into the serving bowls and put in the fridge to chill.
After about 30 minutes, they will be set and ready to serve. You can decorate with some sliced bananas on the top.
Or serve this delightful pudding with a dob or two of thickened cream to make it even more delectable.
I made four of these however they are quite large and could easily make 5 servings.