When a chocolate craving hits, it really hits and now amount of fruit or honey will satisfy. The other day I was home sick and suddenly had an intense craving for chocolate and no way to run to the store. I looked in my fridge and cupboards and gathered up any sweet treat supplies I could find and whipped up what is probably the most delicious dessert I have had in ages.
This pudding is light and fluffy and full of coconut deliciousness, it reminds me of a pudding version of a chocolate macaroon. The best part is, eating this is 100% guilt free since there are no sugars and when you use raw cacao and chia it adds even more goodness. If you are like my kiddo and the texture of shredded coconut gives you the heebeegeebeez then you can omit it for a creamy version.
What you need
sugar-free shredded coconut
raw cacao powder or dutch cocoa powder although the cocoa will not have the same health benefits
1/4 c raw honey
1 can coconut milk, frozen ( pour it into a bag and then freeze to make it easier)
1/4 c chia seeds
1/4 milk of choice, use non frozen coconut milk or almond milk
How to make it
in a bowl soak chia seeds in milk of choice for half hour
in the blender puree frozen coconut milk, honey and cacao powder
fold in shredded coconut (optional) and chia seeds
As a nursing mama it is super important to have a quick and easy protein snack on hand. I spend a lot of time nursing and a most of that time is in a rocking chair far away from the kitchen. I made this recipe to keep on the table next to me for when I inevitably become ravenously hungry and no one is around to fetch me a snack and I am just to tired to try myself.
Of course the kiddo, the dog and the husband saw my tasty treat and snagged a few and it quickly became a house favorite. Packed full of protein and yummy raw honey sweetness, it really does taste like candy but I assure you it is powerful protein magic. These are quick to make so if you are juggling kids and dishes and giant dogs you can whip these up in no time, hand over a few to everyone and get a few moments of peace.
They are great for hikes or post workout , snacking while nursing or silencing the brood. They will stay fresh in the fridge for weeks (or freezer for a cold snack) so go ahead and double or triple the recipe!