Quicker Than Instant Chocolate Pudding
They (I don’t care who!) say it is beneficial to eat a little dark chocolate every day, so here is my “go to” recipe when the need for something chocolatey arises. A Vitamix will allow you to whip up this delectable dessert in less than 1 minute, but if you haven’t made the investment in this powerful machine yet, any high speed blender or food processor will do. I know there are many raw pudding recipes out there but what makes this recipe so unique is the Grade B maple syrup (not raw, but rich in vitamins and minerals). Although agave and other grades of syrup will work, Grade B maple syrup gives the pudding a richer, almost caramel-like, flavor. Prepare to be amazed!
2 medium avocados (about 1 pound)
1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons Grade B maple syrup (not raw)
2 Tablespoons filtered water*
2 Tablespoons raw chocolate powder*
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
Remove avocado pits and scoop avocado into Vitamix or your preferred blender/food processor. Add remaining ingredients and blend. This pudding freezes well. Just thaw, stir, and serve.
*Sometimes I omit the water and freeze the pudding to make chocolate ice cream.
*If your body does not agree with raw chocolate, Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa can be used, although it is not raw.