I have to be honest…..I’ve spent the last two weeks trying to perfect a cupcake that I would feel comfortable sharing with you. In my mind I wanted to give you a romantic, beautiful Valentine’s Day post inclusive of a tasty but healthy cupcake. It just hasn’t happened yet. I finally came to the conclusion that I should stick with what I know. Cupcakes are just not something my family eats, and as such, I decided to give you a yummy recipe that we do eat. This raw chocolate pudding is just as decadent as the store bought and rates much higher on the healthy scale. The addition of avocado (shhh…don’t tell anyone) makes this a healthy fat, clean approved dessert or after-school snack. I also use raw cacao which is a top source of antioxidants, and contains an abundance of iron and magnesium.
Back to Valentine’s Day….My husband treats me to small gifts and treats all year. So this holiday really tends to come and go without much sparkle in our home. But, I am planning to prepare a special dinner alongside this treat for dessert, and we can enjoy each other’s company for the evening. Try this recipe on your sweetheart and I am sure you will get lots of compliments and kisses for a small amount of effort. Plus, you can rest easy that you are offering a healthy and nutritious dessert that actually nourishes the body. I add an organic strawberry on top to make the presentation a bit more stunning. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Raw Chocolate Pudding
1 ripe banana
1 small ripe avocado
2 TBSP grade b pure maple syrup
2 TBSP raw cacao powder
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
pinch celtic sea salt
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until creamy. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before eating. Keep leftovers refrigerated.