Many thanks to Kelly of the Spunky Coconut, whose 60 Second Decadent ChocoChia “Milkshake” Inspired this new breakfast-dessert. Kelly has a new cookbook out too –The Spunky Coconut Dairy-Free Ice Cream: Soy-Free, Sugar-Free, Vegan – just in time for a healthy summer!
Creamy Coconut Cacao Nib Pudding
makes 1 serving
3-5 small ice cubes. I like the volume that 5 provides, but my little scrappy blender does better with just 3. If you have a Vitamix or something equally fancy, 5 shouldn’t be a problem.
½ cup full fat coconut milk, make sure it is BPA free!
1 T raw cacao nibs
1 t raw cacao powder
⅓ of a ripe avocado
10 drops vanilla stevia (you could probably substitute 1 T of honey or agave nectar here)
Combine all ingredients into your blender. Blend for 2-3 minutes until pudding is completely smooth. Enjoy immediately. I doubt you could wait any longer anyway.
Next time I am going to add some mint leaves and see how that turns out! I want to make this a little more shamrock-y.
Part of Diet, Dessert, and Dogs’ Wellness Weekend June 21-25
Also part of Fit & Fabulous Fridays #37 from Amee’s Savory Dish
Entered in Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays at SImply-Sugar and Gluten-Free!
Submitted to Gluten-Free Easily’s Virtual GF Support Group June 2012
I wanted to write “A Stroke of Sleep Deprived Squash Genius”, but I thought that might get a little long.
International travel, my friends, is a terrifically wonderful thing. So often we can take for granted the fact that we can get in a giant metal bird and FLY. Honestly, whenever I get a little tired of a flight: dehydrated, headachey, full of airplane food – I remember that it is a miracle that I am even above the clouds at all.
However, I do believe that our bodies have not quite adapted to the wonder of zooming through dozens of time zones in a matter of hours. After a few weeks of here-and-back-again, I am craving the balance of a few goods nights sleep in a row. While I wait for that balance to come back in my sleep schedule, I’ve noticed how incredibly valuable it is to support jet lag and travel with proper nutrition.
I’m back home in the States for a week and I’ve been cooking like a fiend. I’ll have plenty of recipes to share once I get the time to edit photos and write up the posts. I’m flying back to Japan tomorrow, though, so I’m going to save a bigger post for when I have a bit more time. But I wanted to share all the awesome products I’ve been enjoying while I’ve been home.
Almond/Coconut milk blend, Unsweetened. Toasted nut flavor, creamy coconut undercurrent – no sugar! Fabulous on it’s own or in a green smoothie. Continue reading
1. My workout shoes. Japan has so many crazy colors!
2. Homemade laundry soap from Apartment Therapy.
5. Random Acts of Kindness: They make you sooooo happy. They make a stranger-soon-to-be-friend happy. Or you can do it totally anonymously and shine with happiness all day knowing that you truly impacted someone’s life today.