Decadent Coconut Chocolate Pudding

by Simla on February 14, 2012

Decadent... AND good for you!

Super easy to make, this pudding combines the luxurious pleasure of dark chocolate with the richness of coconut milk for a decadently delicious – and healthy! – dessert that’s perfect as you curl up on the couch after dinner or as a treat when you take a break from work or busy-ness during the late afternoon.

Not to mention, it’s perfect as a Valentine’s Day dessert if you’re having dinner at home.

The dark chocolate gives you lots of antioxidants – in addition to pleasure, of course – and the coconut milk is a fantastic substitute for milk, which doesn’t work for everyone. Coconut milk has saturated fats but these are the “good” medium-chain saturated fats that your body needs as building blocks for healthy hormones, including your reproductive, stress, and thyroid hormones. Coconut fats also have the distinction of being a type of fat that our bodies readily convert to energy vs. store as… fat!

So go ahead and indulge. And try not to lick the bowl. At least while anyone is watching.

Decadent Coconut Chocolate Pudding
Makes 6-8 servings

Ingredients

1/3 cup plus 2 TBS unsweetened dark cocoa powder
4 cups unsweetened coconut milk
1/4 cup agave nectar, more to taste (up to 1/3 cup)
1/3 cup arrowroot powder
pinch of sea salt
1/4 – 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut + 2 TBS for garnish

Directions

Variations

Enjoy!

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Simla Somturk Wickless, MBA, CHC, CNE, is the founder of Delicious Health ® LLC. Simla is a health, nutrition, and balanced living coach whose mission is to transform Busy Bodies into healthy, Balanced beings ®. Simla loves working with women entrepreneurs, professionals, expats, and autoimmune clients world-wide to help them maximize their energy, tame their stress, get to their ideal weight without dieting, and take back control of their health to live intensely pleasurable and impactful lives. Learn more  at www.EnjoyDeliciousHealth.com or www.DeliciousHealthBlog.com.

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Inga February 15, 2012 at 4:02 am

Simla, dear, you are a huge inspiration.
Lots of love…

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