Glow Fit Chocolate pudding is my latest creation, rich in chocolate flavour and nutrients as well. It’s a fabulous healthy dessert (for Valentine’s Day) or snack option. I am a chocolate lover and definitely believe that you can make room in your life for good quality chocolate to fulfill your cravings. However, when there are some amazing recipes available to meet your chocolate goals while still eating mindfully, why not mix it up!
The nutrients in the pudding come from a sweet potato as the base ingredient. The sweet potato is rich in the antioxidant beta-carotene that comes from the orange coloured flesh which is then converted to vitamin A in your body. Vitamin A is crucial to building a healthy immune system and improving healthy gut bacteria.
This recipe meets the criteria of nutritious and delicious!
1 1/4 cups of diced sweet potato or yam - (one extra large potato)
1/3 cup of pure maple syrup
2/3 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup of water
1/4 cup unsweetened cacao powder
1 teaspoon of dark carob powder
1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil softened
2 tablespoons of smooth almond butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. Bake one large sweet potato or cook in microwave. Peel and remove flesh. That should be the perfect quantity for the recipe - slightly over a cup lightly packed.
2. Add sweet potato to food processor and then add the maple syrup, blend until smooth.
3. Then add the remaining ingredients and continue blending until creamy, scraping the sides of the food processor to incorporate all the ingredients.
4. Split into 4 ramekins or one container. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours to thicken or eat immediately.
Topping suggestions: whip cream, coconut whip cream, sliced strawberries or raspberries. Or sift a touch of white icing sugar on top .
Yields 4, 3 1/2 inch ramekins (A glow fit must! Great for portion control)