This recipe couldn’t get any easier. I have been eating this for dessert lately and can’t believe how good it is for how few calories there are. Is it the exact same as regular pudding taste-wise?…No, but it is pretty darn good.
Place the almond milk, cocoa powder, xanthan gum, and stevia in the blender alond with 4 drops of organic flavor (if using). Blend until nice and creamy. If adding chia seeds, pour them into the blender with the pudding and pulse very quickly (you want to mix them in, but not blend them).
When I make the pudding with the chia seeds I like to pour the mixture into a container and put it in the fridge to allow the chia seeds time to expand.
Here are the macros for the pudding:
Here are the macros for the pudding WITH 15g of chia seeds:
This recipe was created prior to learning about my oat allergy. While I loved how this recipe turned-out, my body did not. That being said, if your body does not have any issues with oats, this pudding is for you…it is healthy, lowfat, and free of processed sugar.
Trying Wayfare’s puddings at this years Natural Products Expo West inspired this recipe. I like the idea of using whole grains to thicken pudding since they are essential to a healthy diet and also health-promoting. What’s better than that? This pudding is so healthy that I will let my kids eat it for breakfast… after all it is made out of oats. Hurray for healthy desserts!!!
If you are not a fan of almond extract…go ahead and leave it out. You will love the chocolaty results.
1 cup gluten-free old fashioned oats
2 cups filtered water
1/2 cup So Delicious Creamer
1 cup So Delicious unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 cup cocoa powder
6 stevia packets
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp almond extract*
*Feel free to substitute other flavorings, i.e. mint, raspberry, orange…but start with 1/2 tsp and work your way up from there. I have not tried any others, so I am not sure how much of each to use.
Place the oatmeal and filtered water in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat. Once it reaches a boil, turn the heat down to low and allow the oats to simmer until thickened. Once the oats have thickened, turn off the heat and place the lid on the saucepan. Let the oats sit for 10 minutes.
Once the oats have thickened, place them in your high-speed blender (I use a Vitamix) with the remaining ingredients. Allow the mixture to blend for a full 3 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed (I know it’s a long time…trust me on this). Once the 3 minutes are up, CAREFULLY remove the lid since the pudding will be VERY HOT!!!
Pour the hot pudding into a glass tupperware and allow it to cool to room temperature before placing it in the fridge to set.
I am thrilled to share with you some exciting news. I was recently contacted by One Green Planet and invited to become a contributor. I am definitely in good company seeing as many of my plant-based heroes are contributors to the site.
My first post for One Green Planet is now live. My kids went gaga over this pudding recipe (shhhhh….don’t tell them it has 3 cups of zucchini in it!).
"The diet that helps to reduce weight in the short run needs to be the same diet that creates and maintains health in the long run."
~T. Colin Campbell
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