Lip Smacking Chocolate Hemp Pudding Is Right Here For You
You must be thinking about how hemp can be the right ingredient to make chocolate pudding.
Well, hemp comes with plenty of healthy nutrients that it becomes the perfect match for chocolate.
To this pudding, hemp provides the richness and creaminess you expect from chocolate mousse, without the need for dairy products, or nuts.
Hemp gives the perfect balance of healthy fats.
Did you know that hemp seeds have the ideal ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids?
This chocolate hemp pudding is nut-free!
And as a bonus, each serve offers you almost 20g of protein.
- Dates are big, sticky, and sweet dates that add a rich sweetness to this recipe. If you’re using regular dates, you’ll need to soak them in water for a couple of hours. Drain them, but keep the soak water to use in the recipe for an extra date-y taste.
- The mix of water and ice is to keep the pudding cool enough while you blend it completely. Without the ice, it’s likely to overheat. If you don’t want to use ice, refrigerate all of your ingredients beforehand for several hours.
- If you don’t have hemp seeds handy, you can substitute with raw cashews. Of course, it won’t be nut-free, but it will still be rich, creamy, and delicious.
- Cacao powder is raw cocoa powder, so if you don’t have raw cacao powder, you can use unsweetened cocoa powder instead.
- Vanilla bean powder is just fresh vanilla beans air-dried and ground into a powder using a spice blender or coffee grinder. You can make your own, or you can buy it from your local health food shop. If you can’t get your hands on any of this, you can scrape out 1/4 of a fresh vanilla bean into the mix, or add 1/2 tsp of vanilla essence.
- You will probably need to use your tamper with your blender (if you have one) to get this to blend fully. Otherwise, just stop regularly and mix it around thoroughly to make sure that everything is blended properly. If you’re struggling, just add a bit of extra water until it gets easier.
- Eating it with fresh berries, especially blueberries, helps to balance out the richness beautifully. It also goes well with fresh banana.
- You can serve this chocolate pudding warm, straight from the blender, or put it in the fridge for several hours, where it will cool down and thicken up just a little.
- You should be able to store this in the refrigerator for at least four days (if it lasts that long), and maybe even for a week or more.
- 2/3 cup dates, pitted (160g or 10-12 med)
- 1/2 cup water (125g)
- 2/3 cup ice (125g)
- 1 cup hemp seeds/hearts (160g)
- 1/8 cup cacao powder (12g or 6tsp)
- One pinch vanilla bean powder or 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- fresh berries optional
- Add the dates, water, and ice to the blender and blend into a rough paste.
- Add the hemp seeds, cacao powder, and vanilla bean powder.
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Serve with fresh blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries.