I'm always looking for recipes that use whole foods and healthier ingredients than in the original formulations of traditional dishes. So, I hope you enjoy this alternative pudding recipe. It's also gluten- and dairy-free.
I always recommend you use organic ingredients whenever possible for more flavorful and body-friendlydishes (more easily digested by the body). And you'll be doing the planet a service.
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp maple syrup
4-6 medjool dates (soaked in warm water for 20-30 minutes)
2 tbsp of pure raw cocoa powder
1-2 tbsp almond or seed-based butter (e.g. sesame or sunflower)
1 banana, ripe
1 tsp cinnamon
Combine in a blender and mix on high until smooth. Divide pudding into cups, top with cacao nibs, cacao powder, or shredded coconut and enjoy!