Vegan Chocolate Puddin'

Hear me out, I know tofu in pudding sounds AWFUL, but it really isn't!  It lends to a really rich silky texture, and a very happy calorie count- about 120 calories a serving.  Not too shabby for fulfilling that chocolate fix.

Toss the following in a blender:

  • 12 oz of soft silken tofu*
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (I subbed part agave syrup)
  • 5 Tbs unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 Tbs almond milk (soy works also)

And select one of the following flavor additions:
  • 1 banana, in pieces
  • 1/2 tsp mint extract
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp orange extract + some orange zest
Blend on high until smooth and delicious looking, distribute in serving vessels, and refrigerate for an hour to allow flavors to meld.

  • BUY ORGANIC TOFU.  Yes, I have a few soap boxes, and a general aversion to non-organic soy products is one of them.  Eating soy in excess can have devastating side effects in-and-of itself, but I am okay with organic soy in small moderation.  Non-organic tofu is like 99.99% genetically modified, and riddled with pesticides (soy plants are one of the most pesticide-laden crops)  And I'll shut up now.
  • You can make just plain chocolate, but the "soy-y" flavor can be more distinguished without the additional flavor component.

Yields 4 servings.

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