*My next post will be from after my Thailand vacation- look forward to something Thai inspired by the end of this week!*
And even though it is winter now, puddings are delicious any time of the year- in my opinion. Especially ones that are healthy- this one is high in protein, virtually fat free and has the antioxidant properties of cocoa powder and tea!
This one is really thick- almost fudge-like in texture.
And I used only a little bit of ripe banana and dates to sweeten it, but you could add more sweetener if you like it extra sweet.
Chocolate Mint Thick Fudge Pudding
500g kabocha squash, cooked (or other winter squash, pumpkin or sweet potato)
21 grams (1/4 c) cocoa powder
1 scoop chocolate protein powder (or flavour of choice)
50 g banana
2 large dates, pitted
2-4 cups chocolate mint tea (or tea of choice)
1. In food processor, process dates until small chunks are made. Add remaining ingredients, except tea, and process until smooth.
2. Add tea to desired consistency. The more tea you add, the thinner the pudding.
3. Bake either in parchment lined trays or individual greased bowls at 350 for 30-40 minutes, until done. Pudding should be thickened, and a slight crust may develop- which is quite yummy! Alternatively, you can cook pudding in the microwave- but be warned- it tends to rise up very easily and pour all over your microwave. Baking is recommended. Allow to cool before eating- you can either chill it in the fridge or eat it warm.
Serves 2 large portions