Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin-tella Spread

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chocolate spread on a knifeThought you had to give up on the guilty ecstasy of spooning smooth, naked Nutella into your mouth with eye-rolling abandon and moans of pure pleasure? 

Resist no longer.   

This healthy, raw, vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, antioxidant-rich and nutrient-packed chocolate spread recipe is nut free and uses pumpkin seeds instead, which makes it equally suitable for intimate Nut(-free-)tella nights as well as kids’ schoolbag lunches.

Discover the incredible health benefits of pumpkin seeds, and learn how to roast them yourself. 

Healthy Recipe for Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Spread

 

Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin-tella Spread

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Ingredients
2 cups raw, shelled pumpkin seeds
2 1/2 cups dates, soaked overnight and drained
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup of plain hemp milk (or any milk or milk alternative of choice)

Instructions
In a powerful food processor, blend the pumpkin seeds for several minutes until they turn into a butter-like consistency (stop several times during the process to scrape down the sides and push the seed meal back into the center of the blender). Then add in all of the other ingredients and continue blending until the spread becomes smooth.

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