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17 Day Diet Recipe: Mexican Chocolate Pudding

6 Comments 11 February 2012

17 Day Diet Cookbook Recipe Mexican Chocolate Pudding by Dr. Mike MorenoChocolate is heavenly. Chocolate rules. Chocolate, my friends, is a terrible thing to shun on a diet. With this recipe, you can have your chocolate and eat it, too. It’s a pudding made with high-protein, super-nutritious tofu. And if you think you don’t like tofu, get over it. Tofu takes on whatever flavor it is paired with, including chocolate! So, dive into this Mexican Chocolate Pudding recipe from The 17 Day Diet Cookbook.

12.3-ounce package silken extra-firm tofu
5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons sugar-free chocolate-flavored syrup
2 teaspoons Truvia
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon or less cayenne, optional

Place all the ingredients in a large food processor. Cover and process until smooth, about 1 minute, scraping down the inside of the bowl at least once. Divide into four ramekins or small bowls; serve immediately or refrigerate.

Yield: 4 servings

Tip: It’s important to get the silken extra-firm tofu. Mori-Nu sells it in packages that are shelf-stable, no refrigeration needed. Please use cocoa powder, not hot cocoa mix. The pudding is not pourable but very thick. You have to scrape it out of the food processor. A blender will not work because the tofu is so thick.

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Dr. Mike Moreno

Dr. Mike Moreno is a graduate of the University of California at Irvine and Hahnemann Medical School. Following his residency at Kaiser Permanente in Fontana, California, Dr. Mike moved to San Diego, where he now practices family medicine and serves on the board of the San Diego Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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  • A 17-Day Dieter

    Don’t bother with this recipe, I just whipped it up and took a taste, I almost gagged. Quite unfortunate, I truly just wanted a chocolate pudding that would take that craving off. This was a miss. *sigh*

  • Kristy

    Sorry you didn’t like the recipe! Would you suggest any substitutions?

  • Missy

    What cycle can you have this?

  • Kristy

    You can have this in Cycle 2, Missy. Enjoy!

  • Jessica

    Delicious! Just make sure you process it for a loooooong time, like the recipe says. Yum! Wouldn’t this be cycle 1, too? Tofu is allowed, as well as the other stuff.

  • Lisa

    Tofu is C3, unless you are a vegetarian. Agreed – it is AWFUL. Made according to the instructions. Inedible. I can’t even say what would help. The cocoa was too bitter, and any more syrup or truvia only added a chemical taste.


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