I have always loved Valentine’s Day! To me, the day itself never mattered if I had a boyfriend or not. I always looked to the occasion to be a celebration of love – for all the people you love in your life. Plus, Valentine’s Day always means chocolate! Who doesn’t love chocolate and other delicious sweets, as well as a good glass of champagne if I may say so. Champagne is allowed on the low-FODMAP diet, but I would just stick to a dryer champagne, not an overly sweet “Doux” style. Want to learn more about the different levels of sweetness in champagne? Visit the WineFolly.com. Consider sticking to one glass (low-FODMAP serving) if you plan on imbibing!
If you want to learn more about other goodies you can have on Valentine’s Day, such as the low-FODMAP types and serving sizes for chocolate, chocolate drinks and alcohol, visit my old blog post here. Check out my recipe for Low-FODMAP Chocolate Balls or my Valentine’s Day Low-FODMAP Sirloin Tip Roast. Be sure to stay in touch on social media as I will have another Valentine’s Day recipe up tomorrow!
Low-FODMAP Tapioca Pudding with Dark Chocolate
- 1 ½ cups lite coconut milk
- 2 ½ tablespoons tapioca granules
- Pinch salt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 ½ teaspoons unsweetened shredded coconut
- 3 tablespoons dark chocolate chips
- Optional: garnish with edible flowers
- In a medium sauce pan, add coconut milk and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and add tapioca granules and salt. Whisk ingredients to combine.
- Simmer for 13 to 18 minutes and continue to whisk often or until tapioca is completely transparent. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and maple syrup. Refrigerate to room temperature.
- Remove pudding from refrigerator and stir well to break up tapioca before pouring into three small bowls. Sprinkle a ½ teaspoon each of coconut over each bowl of pudding.
- Place dark chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute then stir. Microwave again for 15 seconds and stir, and repeat this step two more times. Once soft and melted, drizzle chocolate on top of pudding. Garnish with edible flowers for a special event or gathering. Other garnish ideas: slivered strawberries, raspberries, chopped pineapple, pomegranate seeds (no more than a ¼ cup), more shredded coconut, or crushed walnuts. Enjoy!
Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
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