Chocolate “hidden vegetable” pudding

Yes you read that correctly – chocolate pudding with hidden vegetables. For those days when you feel the dreaded mum-guilt that your little eaters haven’t had their 5 a day.

I have this thing where I cannot help but add extra portions of veg, specifically spinach, at every opportunity. I think I am obsessed with spinach. I don’t know if its Popeye’s influence or the long long list of nutrients it has, but I love it.

(Spinach is high in niacin and zinc, protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese – quite the list.)

You can trial different quantities of each ingredient to suit your taste and even add a little agave syrup if you really have a sweeter tooth.

There are mixed views on the concept of hiding vegetables – but for me, as long as you are offering a variety of vegetables in their usual form, then sneaking in extra portions can only be a good thing. Especially if you little eater is going through a fussy stage and won’t eat any of the beautiful vegetables you present to them. If they can sense your “hopeful-that-you’re-going-to-eat-your-veg” face from a mile off, then try this pudding aswell as naked veg. At least get in some veg until the fussy stage passes.

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Just plonk it all in the nutribullet or blender. Here is my recipe:

  • Frozen Banana
  • Fresh Spinach
  • Cocoa powder
  • Coconut milk
  • Medjool Dates
  • You could also add chai seeds, almonds, peanut butter, even carrot etc

Puddings like this used to be a messy business but with the Matojo Suckerbib, my little eater can just get stuck in.

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