Did you ever think that pudding could be good for you? Well, it can be! Yes, there is some added sugar in the form of maple syrup in this recipe, but it’s not a lot and you could actually leave that out entirely and use stevia if you prefer. Personally, I like a little of the maple syrup flavor and then adjusted with a few drops of liquid stevia to get it to just the right sweetness.
I created this recipe to be a component in my Chocolate Delight, but it is a super easy, sweet treat, especially for summer time. Something about the cool, creaminess of the pudding is just perfect for hot summer nights.
This recipe comes together quickly and easily using very few ingredients. Here’s everything I need:
And just so you can eat with zero guilt, here are the health benefits of this pudding:
- collagen: it’s great for healing leaky gut, can help with joint pain, improves skin elasticity, strengthens hair and nail, has been shown to aid brain health, including Alzheimer’s protection, and more!
- cocoa: full of antioxidants, which can help stabilize blood pressure, contribute to brain health and healthy cholesterol levels
- coconut milk: full of good quality fat called lauric acid, a medium-chain fatty acid that’s easily absorbed and used by the body for energy. Coconut milk can help improve digestion and relieve constipation. Because of the fat content, can help manage blood sugar. And more!
But really, when something tastes this good, it doesn’t even matter if it’s good for you or not. Just enjoy!