Happy Valentines! Today I wanted to do something chocolate because:
- I want to because of my deep love for chocolate.
- When I made up the recipe I was craving chocolate.
- It’s almost Valentines!
Because being single on Valentine’s Day means I need an extra helping of chocolate.
Puddings are one of my most cherished desserts, but most recipes call for milk or cream. I don’t eat dairy; so of course, I have to remedy this formidable situation. And as everyone knows, true love always finds the way.
Just because something is vegan doesn’t mean it isn’t creamy; especially with this recipe. This recipe has a hefty dose of vegetarian protein, your healthy fats, antioxidants from the dark cocoa, and is completely plant based. That’s the way I like to do dessert! This recipe makes two servings, but if you’re like me and don’t have anyone to share Valentine Day’s dessert with, you ignore that last statement and eat both halves.
Vegan Valentine Chocolate Pudding
- 8 oz. tofu
- 2 tbsp. raw honey*
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp. cocoa
- 1 tbsp. pure grapeseed oil
*To make it completely vegan, use agave nectar
Twizzle up in your blender. Pour into two pretty bowls. Garnish with chocolate shavings or red sprinkles. Proceed to lick out blender.
There are a few variations you could do with this recipe…the one I would’ve done (if I had some milk-free chocolate chips on hand) would be to whirl up a handful of chocolate pieces for a few seconds after the rest was blended. I like chunky bits of chocolate. Duh. It’s chocolate.
Nutritional Info (half the recipe): Cals: 221, Fat: 12g, Sodium: 16mg, Carbs: 22.5g, Fibre: 3g, Sugars: 18g, Protein: 10g
This morning started with a 20 minute Biggest Loser workout (loooove these workouts!) and then I followed it up with a vegan, blueberry protein shake. There are no words to describe how refreshing it is to have a cold smoothie after a good cardio session.
For lunch I had a big salad with crab meat and avocado dressed with seasoned rice vinegar, Bragg’s soya sauce, and 1 tsp. olive oil. I really enjoyed the dressing…it was low calorie, raw, healthy, easy and delicious. It went perfect with the seafood taste of crab meat and neutral, smooth flavours of the avocado.
Happy Valentines everybody! Hope your day is very special!
What kind of simple, homemade dressings do you like to whip up? And what are you doing for Valentines?
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