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Cacao & Chia Seed Pudding

by Marissa on May 13, 2011

During her coaching session the other day, my client mentioned she had some chia seeds and cacao powder around and needed a recipe to put them to use. Hmmm …
Chocolate chia seed pudding came to mind for both of us, but I didn’t have the measurements to hand.
Chia seeds are a powerful superfood that are easily digested and aid weight loss by keeping you full and reducing cravings. When mixed with liquid, they form a “gel” absorbing ten times their weight in water and also provide hydration. At a raw foods workshop I attended recently, the presenter praised the chia seed for saving her in airports and other rare times when she found herself traveling with nothing she could eat. She simply threw a handful into a bottle of water!
And as if that isn’t enough, chias are the richest plant source of Omega-3 which reduces inflammation and they also control blood sugar by slowing down how fast our bodies convert carbohydrates to simple sugars.
After my client’s coaching session, I did some research and found this easy recipe. Literally two minutes prep time and some stirring. Nothing else.
Ingredients: 
2 c. almond milk
2/3 c chia seeds
2 tsps raw cacao powder
2 tsps raw honey (I used coconut sugar, agave nectar would work too)

Directions: 

Stir together the almond milk, chis seeds, cacao powder and sweetener. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes until it thickens. Sweeten to taste with raw honey or stevia. Garnish with fresh berries.

This made a huge serving, so cut the recipe by half if you’re eating for one!

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2 comments
MarissaRose
MarissaRose

Thanks so much for stopping by! I read your article and left a comment there. So glad you are discovering the benefits of chia seeds!

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  1. […] seeds are also the richest plant-based source of Omega 3 fatty acids. They absorb liquid to form a pudding-like consistency. Great on it’s own or assemble a chia parfait with fruit and granola for an amped up […]

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