My Favorite Sneaky Dessert

chocomoleI am obsessed with fat this week, it was the topic of my April newsletter as well. I think too many of us are brainwashed by the low-fat diet crazed and we’ve become afraid of fat. Our bodies need healthy fats, it’s one of the macro-nutrients that we require to function.

The other thing I’m obsessed with is how much processed and junk foods we eat. I like snacks and sweets too but I want to be able to enjoy the foods without worrying about the ingredients and what they could be doing to my body.

So I’m going to share a recipe for Chocomole with you. It’s a raw chocolate pudding that doesn’t have dairy, refined sugar or unrecognizable ingredients. It does have healthy fat. It does taste just like chocolate pudding and has that creamy mouth-feel. I use it in place of pudding regularly and no one ever realizes what they’re eating. I’m sneaky like that.

This is a good blend of healthy fat and carbohydrate, making it a perfect snack for runners.

Chocomole

Adapted from Jason Mraz’s recipe

2 ripe avocados, pitted and skin removed

10 – 12 medjool dates, you may need a few more if you prefer it sweeter. (You can use stevia if you are on a low sugar diet).

1/2c raw cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder will work)

1Tbs coconut oil, warmed so it’s liquid

1 cup of room temperature water

1 tsp vanilla

Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. The food processor gives it the best consistency.  Add additional dates if needed and blend again.

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