During the three-day raw detox that I just finished, desserts were off-limits. But I had lots of time to spend browsing through raw food ‘cookbooks’, and raw food websites, and I saw a lot of desserts that looked really yummy! So, tonight I decided that I’d been virtuous enough all day long (watermelon smoothies all day long, with veggies and hummus for supper) that I had really earned a treat for dessert.
One recipe that caught my attention was raw chocolate pudding. I couldn’t find the recipe this evening, but I remembered roughly what the ingredients were – young Thai coconut, dates, agave, and cacao powder. So, I had my husband hack open a young Thai coconut we bought a few days ago, and I blended its meat with a little of the coconut water (the rest of the water formed the basis of my green smoothie for tomorrow (coconut water, kiwi, kale, berries, and a frozen banana)). I then added three dates, and 2 heaping tablespoons of cacao powder, and blended it up til it was completely smooth and thick and creamy. There was a lot, so I put half of it away in the fridge for tomorrow. To serve, I chopped 10 almonds and sprinkled them on top.
Raw Chocolate Pudding Recipe : (serves 2)
– meat from one young Thai coconut
– some of the coconut water (just enough to be able to blend the meat; depends on how ripe it is)
– 3 medjool dates
– 2 heaping tablespoons of cacao powder
– 1 tablespoon of agave (or less, depending on how sweet you like your dark chocolate)
– 10 almonds, chopped
Rough nutritional breakdown (per serving): [nutritiondata.com]
13 grams of fat,
9 grams of fiber,
5 grams of protein;
good source of iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese.
Have you tried young Thai coconuts?
What’s your favorite thing to do with young Thai coconut?