My dear friend Amber recently posted a carob recipe on her site which peaked my interest. Amber mentioned that she makes recipes for her kids with carob in place of chocolate frequently to minimize their caffeine consumption (among other reasons.) This got me thinking because well… I love chocolate, my kids love chocolate and my husband most of all. Simply put, I seriously dig chocolate. Have you seen my recipes lately?!
As I continue to find afternoon snacks that both me and my kids will love as well as desserts for after dinner, I decided to try my hand with carob. And oh man, did I hit the jackpot on this one. I did not miss the chocolate at all. And that says a lot coming from me! This treat is delicious, smooth and rocking with antioxidants, fiber and Omega 3’s.
Add to Vitamix or Blender:
2 1/2 cups almond milk (homemade or unsweetened)
1/3 cup carob powder
1/3 cup cashews
1/3 cup chia seeds
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1 frozen banana
10 drops liquid vanilla stevia
Blend on high for 2 minutes. Pour into serving cups and chill in the refrigerator 1 hour, allowing the pudding to thicken.
Optional-Top with sliced bananas, berries-you name it! Also great with 1-2 drops of cassia or cinnamon essential oil!
Makes 4 servings.
Enjoy my friends!