Guilt-free Chocolate Protein Pudding

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This protein-packed delicious chocolate dessert is optimal for a mid-afternoon or post-workout treat. It’s likewise delicious eaten as a dip with apple slices or carrot sticks, as well as makes the excellent late-night treat when you’re yearning something sweet.

Serves 1

Ingredients required

  • 170g 0% Greek yoghurt
  • 1 Tbsp bitter cacao powder
  • 1-2 Tablespoon agave syrup, to taste (plus additional for sprinkling)
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla

Toppings (optional): blueberries, dark delicious chocolate chips, chopped almonds, dessicated coconut, chopped walnuts

Method of preparation:

1. Mix all the active ingredients with each other well in a mixing dish, till the cacao powder is totally blended in.

2. Ensure that there are no lumps left, and also a smooth, pudding-like uniformity is reached.

3. Spoon right into a serving bowl. Top with garnishes of your option. Drizzle with additional agave.

Serving Suggestion: 

To make the dessert more ice-cream like, you can pop it in the fridge freezer for 30 mins before tucking in.

Could chocolate actually benefit you?

According to Dr Michelle Braude, yes. ‘This kind of chocolate (dark delicious chocolate) includes two compounds that could decrease stress and anxiety levels – anandamine, which binds to receptors in the mind that generate sensations of ecstasy, and also phenylethylamine (PEA), a material that is naturally located in our nerve system that is released throughout the mind when we drop in love,’ she discusses. ‘If you expensive a pleasant reward, dark chocolate (anything that is at the very least 70 percent cocoa) makes certain to satisfy your yearnings as well as has actually additionally been shown to safeguard against cardio disease, while assisting to lower blood pressure.’

Other advantages of dark delicious chocolate consist of:

  • It is low in sugar (the right kind) meaning it will not diminish your B vitamins required for energy.
  • In small doses it is great as a snack, due to its rich taste, which satisfies your cravings.
  • It consists of flavanols as a result of its high chocolate content, which assists to boost blood circulation as well as rise blood flow to the brain. For more factors, click on the adhering to link.

( Note: limit your part sizes to 2-4 squares a day for a snack.)

This recipe has been extracted from Dr Braude’s brand-new nutrition publication, The Food Effect. Her book consists of even more compared to 60 other recipes that are formulated to enhance your energy, provide you radiant skin and far better brain efficiency, in addition to numerous other wellness benefits. Visit this site to discover more.