Dairy Free Chocolate Pudding

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I promise that you won’t know this is based in avocado.  It got 2 thumbs up from Mr. Konoske and he has already asked for a repeat!   This is easy and full of healthy fats.

And, raw cacao has more than 300 phytochemicals and 4 times the anti oxidants of regular dark chocolate.  Even more than blueberries!  Cacao is perhaps more beneficial than red wine and teas!

 

Ingredients:

1 cup coconut milk (canned w/o gums)
2 ripe avocados, flesh
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 to 1/2 cup honey – I tend to use less sweetener than most
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt

Makes 4 servings.  It did keep suitably overnight but since avocado oxidizes, I’d recommend only making what you can eat within 24 hours.

Directions:

1. Put the ingredients in a medium sized bowl and using an immersion blender, puree until smooth and creamy.  You will need to stop and scrape down the sides with a spatula.  (I put my bowl in the kitchen sink so that if it splatters, it doesn’t end up all over my walls!)

You can eat this right away, or put into dessert dishes and chill for a few hours which will stiffen it up.

I’ll confess…..when I ate this, I alternated spoonful’s of cashew butter and pudding!  Like a Reese’s PB cup but without the sugar and cashew butter instead!

PS – the way this is made it is SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) friendly!  But if yeast is a part of your Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) condition, go easy on sugars.

 

~  Tracy

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 About Tracy Konoske, MS, RDN

meet_tracyTracy Konoske is an eclectic clinician and uses a blend of natural, integrative, functional, and personalized medicine to help her patients feel their best.  Tracy understands that there are 4 drivers of chronic disease:  Toxins, Infections, Stress, and Diet.  And it's often a combination of all 4 that lead to a chronic health condition, and thus it takes a treatment plan addressing each of the 4 to resolve and reclaim good health.  Tracy has recovered from 2 "perfect storm" situations which had drastic effects on her health and led to multiple mystery illnesses and diagnosis including Lyme.

By reducing the burden of these triggers, Tracy is successfully resolving:

  • Fatigue (anemia's, adrenals, thyroid-related, chronic fatigue syndrome, ME-CFS)
  • Auto Immune Conditions (Hashimoto's, Lupus, MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Celiac)
  • Mental Health Conditions (anxiety, depression, OCD, ADD/ADHD)
  • Cognitive Dysfunction (trouble concentrating, forgetfulness, symptoms of early Alzheimer's)
  • Digestive Disorders (low hydrochloric acid, "leaky gut", Candida Albicans, Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth SIBO, IBS, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Migraines and chronic headaches
If you've one or more of the above-mentioned conditions, or have been told you have Lyme or chronic Lyme,  there's a good chance you are in the right place.If you have a history of chronic sore throats, tonsillitis or tonsillectomy, mononucleosis, glandular fever, shingles, and/or cold sores, there's a good chance you are in the right place.

There are no coincidences.  All good things come from God.