What happens when you pair a health-conscious, vegan mother of two who has her own diet business with a husband and children who sometimes have other ideas? This blog is a chronicle of my journey to eat and live in a life-affirming way!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Rich, Creamy Guilt-free Chocolate Pudding & the Bake Sale

This is the easiest chocolate pudding EVER and can be made literally in under 10 minutes!

First step is making sure that you have the right ingredients! The 4 ingredients are: coconut meat and water, agave nectar and maca. That's it!

I purchase my coconut meat by Exotic Superfoods from High Vibe . I am all for easy- and, I love it because I purchase tons of the coconut meat frozen and then just keep it in the freezer until I need it. This coconut meat can be also be used in smoothies, curries, you name it!

If you don't have access to this frozen meat and are dying to make this then you have two other choices! Option 1: purchase approximately 3-4 thai coconuts at the grocery store (Whole Foods usually has them) and use the fresh juice and meat from them. Or, Option 2: the cheaters version! Soak 2 cups of unsweetened shredded coconut in filtered water for an hour until soft.

Chocolate Pudding
Coconut meat with water (approximately 3 cups of meat)
3 tbsp raw cacoa or chocolate powder
3-4 tbsp agave nectar
1 tbsp maca (optional but gives pudding more punch!)

Blend in blender until smooth, and voila! The best chocolate pudding you have ever tasted without all of the sugar and dairy!

I suggest pudding the pudding in the frig for an hour or so to let it thicken and chill a bit!

My son had his bake sale today to benefit Haiti! The boys raised $800, which I think is huge for selling cookies!!!

So, this is what we made for the bake sale- Brownies with Extra Chocolate Chips & M&M's. I would post the recipe but basically we used a Cherrybrook Kitchen mix so it was dairy and gluten-free. And, we just added some more extra chocolate chips in the batter and on top and some all-natural "M&M's" by Sunspire.

My son, Oliver, certainly enjoyed his bake sale! I am not sure if the boys sold more to themselves or to others!!!


1 comment:

  1. I love that it was to benefit Haiti!!
    Way to go Oliver!