I don’t know about you, but I usually crave something sweet after a meal. Sometimes I can ignore those cravings while other times, I insist on ordering dessert while we are out or I have a couple of pieces of dark chocolate after dinner at home. When I stumbled upon this recipe for Chocolate Mousse Pudding on Mindbodygreen.com, I thought it was too good to be true. A dessert that claims to be healthy enough to have for breakfast? And actually tastes good? Umm… No way!
But I figured I would give it a try. In the words of my daughter’s nanny “You’ve got to be kidding me??” Yup! It is that good. It is also incredibly easy to make! Personally, it is a little too much of a “dessert” for me to have for breakfast, but I certainly won’t judge if you decide to have it.
Chocolate Mousse Pudding
(adapted from Mindbodygreen.com)
8 Ounces of dates, pitted (about 1 ½ cups)
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
6 Tablespoons cocoa powder
¼ cup almond butter or peanut butter (Almond butter will taste slightly less sweet)
¼ teaspoon ground sea salt
1 Tablespoon chia seeds, ground into powder.
Toppings (optional): Fresh Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or bananas
In a small container, soak dates in the nut milk for a few hours. You can also soak in the fridge overnight.
Grind chia seeds if not already ground. Grind the dates and the almond milk in a food processor or blender until creamy. Add the salt, chia seeds and half the cocoa powder and grind.Add the rest of the cocoa powder and the nut butter and mix until smooth. Pour into glasses or small bowls and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.