If you’ve been joining me in my 30 day cleanse this January, I imagine you’re ready for some dessert. I know I am!
I’ve got just that for your today in the form of this raw chocolate chia pudding – a refreshing, deliciously sweet, and surprisingly healthy, chocolatey treat that you can feel good about eating any time of day. Like seriously, you could eat this pudding for breakfast!
Back when I started this blog, it was a dessert-centric blog named, The Sweet Life. Over the years The Sweet Life has morphed drastically. It changed names, had several redesigns, and nearly shut down when I was going through the hardest time of my life. Through all that the content has gradually shifted from desserts to an eclectic celebration of all vegan food.
I’m glad for all we’ve been through together (My Darling Vegan and me) and I’m thankful for the changes that mark significant events in my life – even those that aren’t pleasant. That being said, it’s always nice to return to where it all started – raw vegan desserts.
When it comes to desserts, I almost always choose raw. Raw desserts are light, naturally sweetened, and don’t leave me feeling heavy, tired, or wired from a sugar rush. They also are fun and challenging to create.
There is no challenge in making this raw chocolate chia pudding, however. It is SUPER simple to throw together and can be made in five minutes. Sweetened only with dates and thickened with chia seeds, one of natures most powerful superfoods, it’s a dessert you can feel great about feeding the whole family.
- 2 cups cashew milk
- 8 large medjool dates, pitted
- 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Fresh berries
- Cacao Nibs
- Coconut whipped cream
- In a blender combine cashew milk and dates and blend until smooth.
- Pour milk/date mixture into a bowl and add the remaining pudding ingredients. Stir together until well combined.
- Pour into 4 individual serving cups and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Serve chilled with fresh berries, cacao nibs, and coconut whipped cream*
- *If adding coconut whipped cream, this is no longer a raw dessert
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