This is a dessert I make myself when I have a mild case of the get-me-my-chocolate-fix-NOW syndrome. It's chocolate. It's pudding. It's amazing. But it's also good for you too. It's full of protein and fiber, antioxidants and probiotics, and all those other fancy words people look for in 'healthy' foods.
|Yes, it's a lot of ingredients, but they're not all necessary.|
The ingredients you need to make the most basic chocolate pudding are Greek yogurt, cacao powder, vanilla extract and some sort of sweetener (maple syrup, agave, sugar, honey, Stevia, Splenda, etc). I usually use agave or honey as I'm not a huge fan of maple syrup, and I hate the taste of artificial sweeteners. But if you prefer Stevia over honey, or sugar over maple syrup, then by all means. For the chocolate raspberry pudding, I simply added a handful of fresh raspberries to the mix!
In a bowl add the following ingredients:
Basic Chocolate Pudding
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 TBS cacao powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 TBS (or more to taste) sweetener of choice
|Here we have a cup of Greek yogurt, 1 TBS cacao powder, 1 tsp vanilla extract and some raspberries. Yum!|
|One of my favorites! Greek Yogurt with Chocolate PB2 and agave. Topped with homemade granola, goji berries and pepitas|
But don't let me give you ideas. I'm sure if you love pickles with anything, they'll taste good on your yogurt! (I won't judge!) Same goes with anchovies and pepperoni. Have at it. I bet it'll still be more flavorful, better for you, and have fewer calories than the puddings you buy in the store (and they don't have amazing flavors like Chocolate Covered Anchovy Pickle!
Til next time!