We have been chocoholics for about 2,000 years now. Chocolate was discovered in Latin America. The Maya and Aztec elites infused cocoa beans with water and herbs to form frothy chocolate drinks – the first frappuccinos, if you will – for special occasions and as sacrifices to the gods. The Aztec ruler Montezuma believed that chocolate was an aphrodisiac and routinely drank it before entering his harem, thus increasing chocolate’s popularity and its association with love and romance. As it turns out, he was ahead of his time. Modern-day scientists have linked the chemical phenylethylamine in chocolate to feelings of excitement, attraction and even pleasure.
1/2 small pumpkin
1/2 cup of soaked cashews
1 ts cinnamon
1/2 ts Nutmeg
2 tbsp agave syrup
2 tbsp maple syrup
Optional (Audrey’s touch :-)): 1 ts Lucuma or Mesquite powder!
Know How Now
Peel the Pumpkin, and stick all the ingredients in your blender!
Raw pumpkin is quite hard so I think blendtec or vitamix would be best for this.
I find you have to add maybe 1/4th of a cup of water to have the blender going.
If you can’t find pumpkin anymore, which is rather hard outside of halloween, just take any other squash. I’ve tried it with butternut squash as well and it was wonderful!
You can also make a crust and pour the pudding in it! That would make a creamy pumpkin pie!