‘To die for’ is a sub-title I give to the raw chocolate pudding found in Juliano’s Raw The Uncook Book titled ‘EZ Pudding.’
Yes, EZ to make is true and maybe not so raw if you use maple syrup because we know it is boiled down or cooked. In Canada, the kids attend a maple sugar shack to learn all about this tasty Canadian treat. Maple syrup has plenty of minerals and should just be raw anyway. Delicious every spoonful.
Juliano Brotman prepares his raw cuisine in his very successful San Francisco restaurant. Here is his book on Amazon and a must-have in any kitchen where whole foods are a staple: https://www.amazon.ca/Raw-Uncook-Book-Vegetarian-Food/dp/0060392622
Here is the recipe in Juliano’s RAW book along with some of my suggestions:
1 cup maple syrup or 1.5 cups dates
2 medium avocados
1/2 cup or 125 ml carob powder/cocoa powder
Throw the ingredients into a blender and blend well. Stop the blender and scrape the sides to be sure all the ingredients mix thoroughly. Blend until fluffy.
If you use dates, rather than maple syrup, add a little orange juice to the blender or soal the dates in orange juice before using. Pg 169
- Throw ingredients into a strong blender and blend well. Stop the blender and scrape the sides to be sure all the ingredients mix thoroughly. Blend until fluffy. Add more liquid if need be – I have to every time. This is where I add some of my raw milk approximately 76.5 ml or 1/4 cup but you could substitute with some organic whole milk. If you wish to keep it vegan then add more orange juice or almond milk. Any nut milk will do!
- If you use dates, remove the pit, and add some orange juice to the blender or in a small bowl, soak the dates in the orange juice for a few hours before blending. I usually use 3-4 freshly squeezed oranges and sometimes more depending on the juice I get from the oranges.
- Sometimes I use spices like cinnamon or vanilla bean powder to change it up or to add additional nourishing nutrients such as Maca…all good.
Another avocado could be added. After blending, you could add a heaping tablespoon of shredded coconut, stir, and serve. When serving, garnish with crushed nuts, and/or a raspberry or two.
A serving size is approximately three heaping tablespoons of pudding. People will ask for seconds and absolutely for the recipe. Kids love it, and some less if you tell them there is avocado in it.
The sky’s the limit for all the variations that can be created with this easy to make chocolate pudding recipe. Thank you Juliano!
Keep Them Guesing
This dessert is so much fun at a dinner party. Why? After you serve this raw chocolate pudding ask your guests to tell you what is in it. Let me know how it goes.
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