It’s no secret that I love chocolatey treats. The chocolatey-er the better. The richer the better. The creamier the better. The healthier the better. Do you see what I’m getting at here? Nothing beats a rich, chocolate dessert that’s also nutritious and loaded with good-for-you ingredients.
As the holidays (quickly) approach, I do my best to keep all non-holiday/celebratory meals light and healthy. But, that doesn’t mean I skip dessert. Heck no. And, now that I’ve adopted a Paleo-ish style diet (no dairy, refined sugar, or grains), creating new recipes (especially dessert) can be challenging. So, when I stumble upon a winner, I cling onto it for dear life.
You know how I know it’s a winner? When Blake thinks it’s yummy. If you don’t already know, Blake could eat a turkey burger and sweet potato fries for every meal. He likes his food simple, yet flavorful, and free of any vegetables. So, when he actually likes a “healthy”recipe that I create, I know it must be good.
His reaction to my Guiltless Paleo Chocolate Pudding? “Mmm that’s actually really good!” If he hadn’t consumed a cup (or two) of froyo just a few hours earlier, he probably would have even enjoyed a bowl of it himself. Now, that’s saying something!
Anyways… moving on. Once you scroll down and take a look at the recipe, you might think to yourself, “Beef gelatin? Ewh.” Hold your horses and let me explain. Beef gelatin is extremely good for you, internally and externally. Just a few benefits include:
Improved gut health and digestion
Increased joint protection and bone strength
Packed with amino acids
Improved skin health
Given it’s many benefits, unflavored beef gelatin makes for an awesome addition to many recipes, like broth, soups, smoothies, pudding, jello, and so much more. It adds nothing but protein and amino acids, so why not?!
P.S. My favorite beef gelatin is from Great Lakes!