This is for you Sandy! 😉
I’m finding that after indulging over the holidays, I’m craving sweet sinful deserts. But with a bit of self-discipline and mindfulness towards my health, I found this rich pudding fills both my chocolate craving and my healthy needs.
10 dates, pitted and cut into quarters
10 dried figs, cut into quarters (stems removed)
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons raw nut butter, such as almond, cashew, or peanut
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 to 2 cups water
1. In a blender or food processor, place the dates, figs, cocoa, nut butter, vanilla, and 1 cup of water and pulse until just beginning to blend.
2. Slowly add water as you continue to pulse, until the mixture is creamy, smooth, and the desired consistency.
Serves 5 to 6.
Inspired by The Great American Detox Diet, by Alex Jamieson (Rodale Press, 2005)