Monday, March 3, 2014

Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding [Vegan & Low Fat]

In this recipe you will not find any dairy or the high amounts of fat which you would find in most pudding recipes. Even I thought it wouldn't be possible to create such a creamy and delicious pudding without milk, cream or avocado. Isn't it nice when some things surprise you?

So, what is this magical, secret ingredient? Dried figs. 

There is a myth that you can only get iron and calcium from meat and dairy sources, however if you eat the right foods on a vegan diet you won't be lacking in anything. This pudding alone provides you with 14% of your calcium and 9% of your iron needs.

With just three ingredients, this is something you can whip up whenever you need that creamy chocolate pudding hit.


5 Fruit for Life Dried Figs 
1 tsp Cocoa Powder (or Bob's Red Mill Roasted Carob Powder)
1/2 Cup of Water


Soak your figs in water for an hour to soften them up

Once soft, remove any hard pieces on the fig stems
Place all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth

Scoop into a bowl and enjoy

Optional - Try adding a few drops of liquid stevia to make different flavours - orange or mint work perfect with chocolate

Makes 1 serve


229 calories
3g protein
1.6g fat
47g carbs
40g sugar
9g fibre

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