Almond Pudding with Carob and Arrowroot
This delicious almond pudding with carob and arrowroot powder looks and tastes like chocolate - but without the fat and calories!
Almonds are low in saturated fat and are protecting strong bones and a healthy cholesterol level. They are low in sodium and high in immune-boosting phytochemicals.
Carob root is a great chocolate alternative for a low calorie vegan pudding recipe. It comes without the caffeine and theobromine, which can lead to allergies.
Enjoy this low calorie vegan almond pudding as a light dessert and surprise your family with a new healthy treat!
Great for: healthy dessert, heart healthy, low cholesterol, healthy dessert, low calorie, vegan
Nutrients: fiber, fat, protein, carbohydrates, calcium, magnesium, vitamins A, B, D, E, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, potassium, iron, copper.
- 1/3 cup raw almonds, slivered
- 3 cups plain rice milk, almond, or soy milk
- 3 1/2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
- 4 tablespoons unsweetened carob powder, roasted
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons almond extract
- 1/4 teaspoon unprocessed sea salt
- Heat a small pan over low heat and add the almond slivers. Stir frequently and dry-roast them until fragrant. Set aside to cool, and then finely chop them.
- Place half a cup of the milk in a bowl and stir in arrowroot powder until dissolved. Set aside.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the remaining milk, carob powder, maple syrup, almond extract, and salt. Bring to a boil and add the arrowroot solution into the pan while stirring. Bring pudding to a boiling simmer and cook no longer than 1 minute.
- Stir in the chopped almonds and distribute evenly, then pour pudding into dessert dishes. Chill it for a few hours before serving.