Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Recipe: Chocolate Recovery Pudding
Here’s a recipe for a great tasting, and good for you, “pudding” that’s a good addition to your post-workout dietary plans.
¼ cup soaked almonds
1 cup of blueberries
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp roasted carob powder
2 tbsp chia seeds (I use black)
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
¼ tsp sea salt
Place the soaked and rinsed almonds in a food processor or blender (or use a hand held mixer) and grind/blend until smooth. The smoother the almonds the less gritty or lumpy is the ‘pudding’.
Add the rest of the ingredients in order as listed above and process after each addition.
Put in small bowls or glass containers (makes about 4 servings), cover them and place in the refrigerator. Can be eaten in just 20 minutes! All the flavours blend best if left for at least one hour.
I make enough to have some pudding for a few days.
This is a great ‘recovery’ pudding to eat after a tough workout or an endurance event/run that may last an hour or more. You have the electrolytes, potassium, sodium, antioxidants, fibre, protein and carbs in a ratio that helps optimize your recovery.
It's best eaten within 20 minutes of your workout, but this is a tasty and very healthy ‘dessert’ too!