Thursday, 25 September 2014

Treat Yourself Thursday #8

I'll be the first to admit that prune pudding doesn't sound at all appetising.
I, maybe like many of you, think of prunes and prune juice as something which people with constipation consume. Sorry to get a little graphic, but this recipe is all about moving forward and away from the preconceptions surrounding prunes.

Prunes are simply dried plums. They're high in fibre, sweet, calorie-dense and actually quite soft compared to most dried fruits. The mild flavour of the prunes makes them suitable to pair with cocoa to get a richer, full-flavoured chocolate taste. 

In the past I've made chocolate pudding with dried figs, however that recipe requires the soaking of the figs until they soften significantly. This version can made right away - no preparation required.  

On which other diet (or lifestyle) can you eat a huge bowl of chocolate pudding as a meal? Being a high carb, low fat vegan is a wonderful thing. 

Skip the banana ice cream for dinner tonight and try this instead. Don't forget to come back and let me know what you think in the comments section down below. 



Ingredients 

200g Prunes 
2 tsp Cocoa/Carob Powder
2-3 tsp Coconut Sugar
Water or Homemade Nut Milk 



Directions 

Add the prunes, cocoa and coconut sugar to a blender and pulse
You may need to add a little water to keep the blades moving
Keep adding water until the pudding reaches your desired thickness and is completely smooth

Makes 1 serve


Macros

511 calories
6g protein
3.7g fat
108.9g carbs
93.9g carbs
20.2g fibre



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