Apple Chokeberry Pudding Recipe - Fast & Delicious

Love pudding? Me too!

Since we are in the season of liver detox, this dessert is satisfying and has health benefits! Chokeberries (aronia berries) are a traditional Native American medicinal food with cancer preventative properties that are chock full of vitamin C and antioxidants. They are also known to support cardiovascular health and digestive health, along with reducing inflammation.

* Substitutions offered for vegetarians/vegans

Ingredients:

  • 5 Granny Smith apples, cut up
  • 2 medjool dates
  • 2 tablespoons ghee (substitute with coconut oil if desired)
  • 1 inch fresh ginger
  • 3 inch stalk lemongrass, fresh (you can substitute with 1 teaspoon ground lemongrass, you can buy dried organic lemongrass online and grind it in a spice grinder or coffee grinder)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
Add all or some of these digestion-enhancing, blood sugar balancing, anti-inflammatory spices:
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • Pinch fenugreek
Optional: For collagen and thickening into a pudding

Instructions:

  • Add 1/2 cup water into a saucepan with chopped ginger and lemongrass and chokeberries. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove lemongrass from the water, saving the water (save your fresh lemongrass to make a cup of tea later!).
  • Add remaining ingredients to the pan of water and simmer on low until apples are slightly soft, about 8 minutes.
  • If you are adding the optional gelatin, put the gelatin into 1/4 cup room temperature water and mix thoroughly, allow to sit for 5 minutes to thicken and soak up the water.
  • Remove the pan from heat and blend thoroughly in a blender (adding thickened gelatin if desired). Blend completely.
  • Cool and serve or chill in the refrigerate for a pudding or cold applesauce treat. Reheat for a warm dessert or snack.
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