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Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Healthy 5 Min Chocolate Pudding! via Linda Wagner #glutenfree #dairyfree #rawfood

I have a confession.

I am a chocolate fiend. I like it, I love it and I want some more of it! …a little Billy Ray reference for you ;)

Most people don’t realize how easy it is to eat healthy and still enjoy your sweets!! Just take a look at some of these past goodies:

Healthy Desserts via Linda Wagner

  1. Chocolate Chia Pudding
  2. Flourless Chocolate Cake
  3. Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
  4. Coconut Macaroons
  5. Strawberry Chocolate Superfood Smoothie
  6. Strawberry Lime Parfait

Look at all that sweet goodness!! It’s nice to know that you can enjoy sweet treats without feeling guilty! You can actually feel good about it because these healthy desserts not only taste AMAZING but they are also really good for you!!

The 5 Minute Pudding recipe I’m sharing with you today is dairy free, gluten free, sugar free, and the best part is that it takes only 5 mins to make! Surprisingly it’s made with nutrient rich cashews which are loaded with amazing health benefits:

Cancer Prevention
Cashews are ripe with proanthocyanidins, a class of flavonoids that actually starve tumors and stop cancer cells from dividing. Studies have also shown that cashews can reduce your colon cancer risk. Their high copper content also endows the seed with the power to eliminate free radicals and they are also good sources of phytochemicals and antioxidants that protect us from heart disease and cancer.

Heart Health
Cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts and most of it is in the form of oleic acid, the same heart-healthy monounsaturated fat found in olive oil. Studies show that oleic acid promotes good cardiovascular health by helping to reduce triglyceride levels, high levels of which are associated with an increased risk for heart disease. Cashews are wonderfully cholesterol free and their high antioxidant content helps lower risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart diseases. The magnesium in cashews helps lower blood pressure and helps prevent heart attacks.

Hair and Skin Health
Cashews are rich in the mineral copper. An essential component of many enzymes, copper plays its part in a broad array of processes. One copper-containing enzyme, tyrosinase, converts tyrosine to melanin, which is the pigment that gives hair and skin its color. Without the copper cashews are so abundant in, these enzymes would not be able to do their jobs.

Bone Health
Cashews are particularly rich in magnesium. It’s a well-known fact that calcium is necessary for strong bones, but magnesium is as well. Most of the magnesium in the human body is in our bones. Some of it helps lend bones their physical structure, and the remainder is located on the surface of the bone where it is stored for the body to use as it needs. Copper found in cashews is vital for the function of enzymes involved in combining collagen and elastin, providing substance and flexibility in bones and joints.

Good for the Nerves By preventing calcium from rushing into nerve cells and activating them, magnesium keeps our nerves relaxed and thereby our blood vessels and muscles too. Too little magnesium means too much calcium can gain entrance to the nerve cell, causing it to send too many messages, and leading to too much contraction.

Insufficient magnesium leads to higher blood pressure, muscle tension, migraine headaches, soreness and fatigue. Not surprisingly, studies have demonstrated that magnesium helps diminish the frequency of migraine attacks, lowers blood pressure and helps prevent heart attacks.

Prevent Gallstones
Data collected on 80,718 women from the Nurses’ Health Study demonstrates that women who eat at least an ounce of nuts each week, such as cashews, have a 25% lower risk of developing gallstones.

Weight Loss
Cashew nuts are indeed relatively high in fat, but it is considered “good fat.” This is attributable to the ideal fat ratio in the nut, 1:2:1 for saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated, respectively, which is recommended by scientists for tip-top health. Cashew nuts contain less fat than most other popular nuts, including peanuts, pecans, almonds and walnuts. They are dense in energy and high in dietary fiber, making them a very valuable snack for managing weight gain. (source)

Healthy 5 Min Chocolate Pudding! via Linda Wagner #glutenfree #dairyfree #rawfood

5 Minute Chocolate Pudding

You’ll need:

  • 1.5 cups raw, unsalted cashews
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 3 droppers full of Vanilla Stevia (use WAG472 to get $5 off your first order)
  • 1 dropper full of Cocoa Bean Extract (this is optional but if you have it, add it. The rich dark chocolaty taste makes it extra decadent!!)
  • large pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup cacao powder

Blend all ingredients in your VitaMix until smooth, adding more water or stevia as needed. If you don’t have a VitaMix, unfortunately, this recipe may not work. Since we’re using nuts, you really need a high power blender to achieve a smooth texture.

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5 Min Chocolate Pudding Recipe
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups raw, unsalted cashews
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 3 droppers full of Vanilla Stevia (use WAG472 to get $5 off your first order)
  • 1 dropper full of Cocoa Bean Extract (this is optional but if you have it, add it. I love the rich dark chocolaty taste, this makes it taste extra decadent!!)
  • large pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup cacao powder
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in your VitaMix until smooth, adding more water or stevia as needed. If you don't have a VitaMix, unfortunately, this recipe may not work. Since we're using nuts, you really need a high power blender to achieve a smooth texture.
  2. This recipe will make four ½ cup servings.
  3. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this yummy 5 minute dessert as much as I do!

Healthy 5 Min Chocolate Pudding! via Linda Wagner #glutenfree #dairyfree #rawfood

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3 Responses to “Healthy Raw Chocolate Pudding Recipe”

  1. christy September 12, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    I love chocolate too. Did you know you made a smile face with strawberry eyes and a nose? Thank you for your recipes and great pictures.

    • Linda September 12, 2013 at 8:19 pm #

      Thanks Christy! I didn’t realize that it made a smiley face, cute!!

  2. Maggie September 6, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

    Will like to try this and some of the others. (Psst… I think mean you Tim McGraw not Billy Ray.)

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