Chocolate pudding is one of my favorite sweet treats but I haven’t been eating it very often these days because, let’s face it, it’s usually loaded with sugar and starch. I discovered a whole new way to make pudding that’s not only delicious, it’s completely healthy and Paleo friendly. I made up a batch of this yesterday and it absolutely satisfied my chocolate craving. Bonus… It’s so healthy it could pass for breakfast!
for 2 servings of healthy chocolate pudding:
1/4 cup shelled sunflower seeds
3 Tablespoons unsweetened, dark cocoa powder
1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
1 and 1/2 large bananas, peeled and frozen and cut into chunks
2 Tablespoons raw honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of sea salt
2 Tablespoons sweetened or unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Place sunflower seeds in a small bowl and cover them with water. Soak seeds for 1 hour. Drain seeds and place them, along with all of the other ingredients, in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until completely smooth.
Scoop into 2 wide-mouth jelly jars or dessert cups. Top with honey-sweetened whipped cream and a few Paleo chocolate chips.