By Aylin Erman, Istanbul-based creator and author of plant-based recipe blog GlowKitchen.
I’m a chocolate girl and often need a bit after dinner to satisfy my sweet tooth and properly end the day. However, too much chocolate isn’t good for my blood sugar levels or waistline, especially when moderation isn’t on my side. So every once in awhile I like to whip up a chocolate pudding, which also is fit for any time of the day!
Here’s why it glows: Coconut: is high in lauric acid, which is antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal as well as boosts the immune system, maintains a healthy weight, reduces the risk of heart disease, lowers cholesterol, improves conditions of those dealing with diabetes and chronic fatigue, improves Crohn’s, IBS and other digestive issues, increases metabolism, contributes to healthy thyroid function, boosts daily energy, rejuvenates the skin and prevents wrinkles.
Ingredients (Serves 1)
- 1 can coconut milk, chilled
- 1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar (agave or maple syrup work as well)
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Dash of sea salt
Scoop the thicker part of the chilled coconut milk from the can and into a mixing bowl, tossing the liquid.
Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk until smooth.
Serve and enjoy!