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What’s For Pudding, Mum?

July 4, 2014

Today’s post is something light & refreshing, good for body & spirit.  Aspiring toward veganism, with the understanding that I may never give up honey or not need a solid pair of leather boots in the closet come winter, anytime I find something really good to eat that doesn’t make me even a little bit sad is cause for celebration.

I’m just going to throw this out there for you.  It’s not even a recipe:   firm tofu (non-GMO) + cocoa + sweetener of your choice (my choice is stevia) meet stick blender, then chill.  That’s all.  1 block of tofu yields 2 servings of thick, creamy vegan pudding at 100 calories per.  Sub in a favorite extract instead of cocoa for another flavor.  Same deal.

The  [Ease : Joy : Satisfaction] calculation is so high on this one that it’s in my weekly treats rotation.  The next time this mood strikes, I’ll tell you how to make vegan ice cream out of a banana.  Oh, okay, I’ll tell you now.  Cut up a banana.  Freeze it.  Blenderize it.  There you go.  It’s kind of amazing.  Add cocoa or other flavors to the blending and/or mix-ins at the end and it is satisfying enough to skip the sugar, dairy, and fat of that other stuff.  Just eat it before it melts and don’t over-blend.

There you go, 2 awesome happy-list desserts you can make in your sleep.  Enjoy.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Eleanore Ranta Gigandet permalink
    July 4, 2014 17:36

    I will try both!!! Happy about the Banana one, mine usually et too soft before I use them all and this is a great alternative! Thanks, MSD! Not so sure about the tofu, but will give it a try… Happy 4th!!!

    • July 4, 2014 17:58

      The riper, the better (sweeter 😉 for the bananas. I have a little hand powered (rip-cord) food processor that does a beautiful job, just enough. The tofu pudding is really surprising. Maybe start with a dab of your favorite jam for flavor. Just blend until it goes smooth.

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