Decadent Vegan Chocolate Pudding!

Vegan Chocolate Pudding

Prep time:  5 minutes   
Cooking time:  0 minutes              
Yields:  2 servings

Ingredients:       

1 Can Coconut Milk (must be full fat) or Coconut Cream, chilled

4-6 Fruit Bliss Pitted Dates

4-5 tablespoons of cocoa powder

2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

1 pinch of salt

Directions:          
Place can of coconut milk in the refrigerator for a few hours to create coconut milk solids.  When ready to eat, scoop coconut milk solids into a blender or food processor along with dates, cocoa powder and vanilla extract.  Pulse a few times to combine ingredients.  Add coconut milk liquid to achieve desired consistency.  Pour into ramekins and eat right away, or refrigerate.  The amount of servings you will end up with depends on how much solids and liquids you use.  Expect at least 2.

The pudding can be rich for those without a sweet tooth, so small servings are ideal.  If you don’t like the bits of dates you can strain them out, but I think they add a nice texture and should be left in.  Enjoy!

Thank you to Marie Ingrisano Isner, www.thefamilyplate.com, for providing this scrumptus recipe!

Marie’s bio:

Marie Ingrisano Isner is a holistic health coach and a loving mother to a 2 year old son.  With offices in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, Marie leads workshops on nutrition and offers individual health coaching to parents and families to help them discover their health and find their personal bliss.  Marie’s signature system, “Cleanse and Reboot for a Slimmer Body” helps people ditch their cravings and reclaim their body to love what they see in the mirror everyday!

As a student of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Marie has studied over 100 dietary theories.   Marie has a decade of experience in training and education and writes her own original blog “My Love Affair With Cheese” ( www.affairwithcheese.com)  which chronicles her thoughts on weight loss and self-empowerment.

Marie is a regular contributor to OhioOutside.com and Purty Jersey Moms (purtyjerseymoms.wordpress.com) as a Health and Wellness expert.

For more information on Marie’s health coaching practice or to schedule a complimentary 1-on-1 session, visit www.TheFamilyPlate.com