Chocolate Pudding for Breakfast? Yes, you can when it's this Healthy Rich Chocolate (or Carob) Chia Pudding.
It's a cinch to whip up, plus it's gluten & sugar-free and vegan to boot, & loaded with the nutritional power punch of chia. Here's the whole recipe for you, or click through to *Print and Pin it for later. Here's a chia recipe that should get you started +Chef Dennis Littley
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: http://wholenewmom.com/recipes/chocolate-carob-chia-pudding-dairy-free-sugar-free/Rich Chocolate or Carob Pudding (dairy-free and sugar-free options)Makes 3-4 servingsIngredients
2 1/2 cups milk (or dairy-free alternative such as my Easiest Coconut Milk--click through for the recipe)*
1/2 cup chia (white or black)
6 Tbsp cocoa (or carob) powder**
2 scoops (1/16 tsp) stevia extract powder*** (or approx. 1/4 cup acceptable sweetener, to taste)
1/8 cup sweetener (I used xylitol)**
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch salt (I recommend Real Salt)Directions
1. Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor (UPDATE: if you have a high-powered blender like a Vitamix, you can just process the whole thing in there. If not, thanks to my friend, Ricki Heller, I have a tip. Grind the chia seeds first and then blend everything together.)
2. Mix thoroughly until ultra smooth.
3. Pour mixture into a storage container, preferably glass.
4. Store in the fridge (if you have any left).
5. Top with coconut, chopped nuts (preferably soaked and dehydrated), my Homemade Chocolate chips — you name it!
(Note: This mixture gets pretty thick. My Vitamix handled it easily and am sure my totally wonderful professional food processor (I heard they are discontinuing it, or I’d recommend it to you :-() would work great. Just be careful not to overheat your machines :-)!)
* You can use any milk or milk alternative you like. Anything will work.
** We use carob as we are avoiding the stimulants in chocolate. Mainly this is due to adrenal fatigue. You can also purchase a caffeine free cocoa powder called Wonderslim.*
It is really important to choose a good quality stevia so that you avoid the bitter aftertaste as much as possible. I like NuNaturals currently, but plan to try SweetLeaf soon – their SweetLeaf liquid stevia flavors are great!**
Xylitol, while not a real food, is one of the only alternatives appropriate for those with conditions like diabetes or candida. Stevia alone can work and is a great option, but typically stevia alone leaves an “icky” taste. Mixing a variety of alternative sweeteners together gives a cleaner (i.e. yummier :-)) taste. (Make sure you get a xylitol that is not made in China – like Now Foods Xylitol. #chia #chiapudding #healthyrecipes