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This raw chocolate hemp pudding was another of those wonderful accidents.
Who knew a mistake could turn out to be so delicious?
I was making a double batch of my raw hot chocolate, using hemp seeds instead of cashews, and I accidentally doubled everything except for the water.
Doh! And wow!
See, I do make mistakes. And fortunately they sometimes REALLY work out.
What I discovered was really thick hot chocolate actually tastes a lot like chocolate mousse.
So I played with the balance of water until it came out to the perfect consistency.
And surprisingly, the dates give it a lightness that I never would have expected.
Not in a million years.
My very scientific guess is that the date fibres give the pudding structure that helps it to trap air and give it this amazing fluffy texture.
And the hemp seeds?
Oh, they make this raw chocolate pudding work in so many ways.
Firstly, they give it the richness and creaminess you expect from chocolate mousse, without the need for dairy products, or nuts.
And not an avocado in sight.
Secondly, they give it the perfect balance of healthy fats.
Did you know that hemp seeds have the ideal ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids?
And when you use whole hemp seeds, you’re getting them as nature intended.
Thirdly, they make this raw chocolate hemp pudding nut-free!
And as a bonus, each serve gives you almost 20g of protein. Yes, protein.
And not just any protein, but high-quality protein that contains all of the essential amino acids.
Can you tell I’m a big fan of hemp seeds?
Yessum, that’s me.
Anyway, back to raw chocolate hemp pudding.
So simple, so quick and SO delicious.
You have to try this.
You will thank me, I promise.