This recipe is for all the ladies that love chocolate, for the ladies that crave it, for the ladies wanting to stay on track and have dessert without the guilt.

For years I struggled with a sweet tooth and found myself craving something sweet after every single meal.  I started to test out some healthy alternatives to satisfy my cravings.  Some of them flopped and some well, were a hit.

But before I dive in and share my chocolate pudding recipe, I wanted to first dive into our cravings.

You see I never really considered why I was craving these sweets, and decided to do some research and testing out for myself.

What I found was that, just like other addictions to alcohol or other substances, that we craved these foods for a few reasons.  I share these tips with my clients on how to overcome cravings and stay on track.

Here are a few things I found that can help with sugar cravings…

1) Eat 3 hormone balancing meals using whole foods and skip the processed alternatives.  Our bodies thinks we are still hungry if we don’t have enough nutrients. Try balancing your meals with healthy protein, veggies and healthy fats so your body is nourished and satiated. Most processed foods are high in calories and low in nutrients, which keeps us eating more than just 1 bite.  SO maximize the nutrients out of your foods and you will feel satisfied.  

2) Balance Your Gut Bacteria.  Adding a probiotic every day will increase the healthy gut bacteria over the “bad” bacteria – which craves the sugar.  Don’t let those sweet craving bugs make the decision for you.  Kill them by starving them and replacing them with the good stuff.  Looking for a probiotic to add to your daily supplement routine? Here is the one I use daily. CLICK HERE.

3) Decide if you are eating because you want to have it (without the guilt of course), or if you are simply tired, bored, hungry, emotional or stressed.  When you become more aware of HOW you are feeling, you are less likely to stuff your face out of guilt and start to make better decisions that align with your health and goals. Often we eat mindlessly when we are any of those things, so paying attention to your body and how you are feeling will help to make those decisions.

Now for the recipe.  I love this because 1)  its nourishing with real whole foods and 2) it is satisfying.

Chocolate Bliss Pudding

Note: over time your taste buds will change so you may need to add less sugar to this recipe.

1 avocado
1 banana
1 can of whole fat coconut milk (use the solid part)
1-2 tbsp of maple syrup or 4 dates
1-2 tbsp of cacao powder

Put in a blender – blend on high until creamy and smooth.  Add more coconut milk for a creamier taste, add more sweet if you like it sweeter, and more cacao powder if you want more chocolate taste.

Top with your favourite fruit, coconut flakes and nut butter.

ENJOY!

I’d love to hear if you try this recipe and what you think?  Share a pic on IG and tag me @alissablais

I love seeing women taking an empowered approach to their health and loving themselves with nourishing whole foods and regular movement.

Have an amazing weekend!

Yours in strength!

Alissa

P.S. My new program The emPWR Project begins September 1st, a 12 week program for women to take an empowered approach to your health, your fitness, your body and your goals.  There is limited space is this program and it will have massive IMPACT on your life!  Send an email to hello@alissablais.com to get on the wait list.  Only 30 spots available.