Today I am excited to have the opportunity to share with you an almost too-good-to be true dessert. A New Year’s resolution of mine was too reduce the amount of sugar I consumed, even natural and to limit myself to honey sweetened treats. I loved following Kimi’s sugar cleanse challenge and reading her post on the benefits of raw honey. As a tribute, I thought I would share a sweet treat that I have been perfecting for a little while now… raw chocolate pudding.
Growing up, I loved making instant pudding, then scooping it into those pre-made graham cracker crusts. You know the ones I’m talking about? What was great about that dessert was how quick and easy it was. The word “instant” really summed it all up. And when a craving hit, there was no waiting… at least for me.
My family tossed out those instant pudding mixes year ago, seeing as there was nothing good about them aside from their convenience. But then, oh how delighted I was to discover the world of raw food, especially raw desserts. I felt as if I had died and gone to heaven as I devoured the deliciousness of these healthy alternatives. Finding some of the components to create a raw dessert can be a challenge, not to mention some of the ingredients can set you back (financially) quite a bit. After learning that the secret to the amazing raw pudding I was eating on an almost regular basis was coconut meat I was put off of making my own. That was until I learned that avocados can be used as a base for raw pudding. Opening a coconut: a bit intimidating. Opening an avocado: simple and easy.