I love just about anything chocolate but when it comes to pudding I think chocolate pudding is my favorite. I know it’s hard to think of pudding as being vegan but then I’ve tried a lot of things lately that I didn’t know what they would taste like with the ingredients that it was made from, but for the most part the things I have tried have been very good. So now I don’t think too much about all these recipes with all the plant based products as the proof is in the taste not what it’s made of. So why not chocolate pudding made with sweet potatoes and zucchini?
Makes 6 cups
- 3 cups zucchini, quartered and diced
- ¾ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 tsp Singing Dog pure vanilla flavor (alcohol free)*
- 6 large Medjool dates
- 6 packets SweetLeaf stevia
- 1/2 cup cocoa (I used fat-free Wonderslim Wondercocoa)
- 1 generous scoop SunWarrior Chocolate Warrior Blend protein**
- 4 cups steamed Japanese sweet potatoes, peeled and packed tight
- Prepare the Japanese sweet potatoes by washing them and steaming them for 30-35 minutes. Once steamed and cooled, peel the skin off of the sweet potatoes.
- Place the zucchini, almond milk, vanilla, and stevia in your high speed blender. I do not believe a standard blender will yield the same silky-smooth results, so definitely aim to use a high speed blender.
- Blend on high until completely smooth using the center agitator as necessary (will take approximately 2 minutes).
- Once the mixture is smooth, add the cocoa, protein blend, and steamed and peeled Japanese sweet potato.
- Blend the mixture on high for another 2 minutes. The mixture will be thick, so be sure you use the center agitator to help the blender blend the ingredients well.
I know it is hard to wait, but trust me when I say that this pudding is even better cold. Try to restrain yourself from eating it at this point (you can lick the blender afterward) and pour the pudding into a glass container and refrigerate until cool, then serve.
*It is very important to use alcohol-free vanilla. Standard vanilla tastes bitter unless it is cooked.
**If you avoid protein powder, you can eliminate it and use a total of ¾ cups cocoa.
Another great sounding vegan recipe that is worth a try. Do you know of any good vegan pudding recipes that you would like to share with our readers?