Cauliflower Chocolate Pudding!

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Cauliflower Chocolate Pudding Recipe

I know it sounds crazy, but don’t knock it til you try it!

This is a great fat-free, low carb, high volume, sweet treat recipe that is completely diet-friendly no matter WHAT type of program you’re on.

Not to mention it’s so quick, so easy, and only requires 3 ingredients!

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I love cauliflower because it is SO versatile and great savory or sweet.

This started off as a cauliflower puree meant as a  mashed potato replacement, but I was feeling crazy so decided to go sweet instead and the result couldn’t have been better!

Ingredients

  • Cauliflower
  • Cocoa Powder
  • 0 calorie sweetener of choice (I used Splenda)
  • Optional: 0 calorie syrup, sugar-free chocolate chips, nut butter

Method

  1. Steam cauliflower: if you’re using a whole cauliflower head chop into florets (the smaller they are the faster they cook), throw into a microwaveable dish with a splash of water and microwave until fork tender (you want it very soft and can’t really “over” do it, about 5 mins per 1/2 head) or if your grocery store carries “cauliettes” or “riced cauliflower” you can microwave these in the bag, OR purchase frozen cauliflower to microwave until soft
  2. Blend  cauliflower into puree- add to blender (I prefer my bullet sized blender for this, I find it gives the smoothest texture) with a bit of liquid, adjust liquid as needed based on quantity of puree you want- start with 1-2 tbsp and add as needed. For liquid you can use water, sugar-free almond or cashew milk (or coconut/higher fat milk if you choose), or even liquid egg whites (just make sure the cauliflower has cooled down first or you’ll have a scrambled mess)
  3. Puree until smooth
  4. Add cocoa powder- I use 2 tbsp for a 1/2 head pureed (the serving size pictured)
  5. Add sweetener to taste and top with your favorites!

This is great warm or cold- you can add protein powder for a thicker more pudding like consistency, casein protein is a great addition as it creates a thicker texture- try adding a bit of casein or egg whites and microwaving for a “baked” pudding texture!

Simple, Satisfying, & Guilt-Free 🙂

Calories:

based on 1/2 head cauliflower (200 g) + 2 tbsp cocoa powder

71 calories (5 g net carb (14 c, 9 fiber), 6 g protein, 3 g fat) before toppings

For calorie free toppings add Walden Farms syrup & a pinch of salt!

 

 

 

 

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