Black beans and sweet potatoe make up the bulk of this desert which makes it filling and loaded with nutrition because the ingredients are proper foods! High in antioxidants this chocolate pudding is perfect for the health conscious, sweet toothed dieters and for sneaking healthy food into kids or picky eaters.
1 small sweet potatoe (roughly 100g) roasted, cooled and peeled (I usually roast a few all together and then keep them in the fridge ready for the week)
1 carton of black beans rinsed and drained (or 1 tin is fine you will just have a few more beans which wont matter)
4 tablespoons of cacao or cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
5 tablespoons of maple syrup
1 1/2 heaped tablespoons of cashew butter
Optional pinch of pink salt
4 tablespoons of water
20 dried black cherries chopped into small pieces
The picture above was topped with desiccated coconut.
Place all of the ingredients except the cherries into a food processor and blend until smooth, stir in the chopped cherries and refrigerate in an airtight container – serve chilled. This should keep fine for the week.