Chia & Chocolate Smoothie Pudding

They say that all good things take time, and great things happen all at once.  The way I see it, if you take the time to prepare your chia ahead of time, then you’ll be rewarded with a great breakfast that will provide you with enough get-up-and-go to see you through the day. It is especially useful if you are susceptible to bouts of Mondayitis..Tuesdayitis..or plain old Workday-itis.

In case you haven’t done your homework on Chia, let me bring you up to speed on this amazing food. In a nutshell, it’s a bit like a superhero, let’s say ..Superman (minus the kryptonite). High in protein, fibre, omega and antioxidants, and low in carbs, it exists for the benefit of humankind. Read more here

Chia pudding

300ml coconut milk

2-3 tbs chia seeds

1 tsp maple syrup (optional)

dash of cinnamon

Smoothie

1/2 cup almonds

1 cup frozen berries

1 frozen banana

1 cup coconut or almond milk

1 tbs raw cacao

1 tbs cocoa nibs

2-3 large strawberries and finish with you choice of healthy toppings such as goji berries, cocoa nibs, nuts, berries and fruits.

The chia pudding will need to be made ahead of time. In a glass, mix all the ingredients for the pudding and stir until thoroughly combined. Place in the fridge for minimum 3-4 hours until set.

Using a powerful blender, pulverise / mill the almonds.

Add the berries, banana, raw cacao, cocoa nibs and milk and blitz until smooth.

If you wish to decorate the sides of your pudding with fruits ensure to slice them thinly then simply push the fruits down the edge of the glass.

Top the pudding with the smoothie and finish with your favorite healthy toppings.

Note: you can add acai or maca for extra potency. Also, feel free to substitute the almonds with other nuts.

 

 

 

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