Lindy shared this yummy chia pudding, so full of goodness, can’t wait to try it!
2 cups unsweetened almond milk, homemade or store bought (see recipe for homemade almond milk below)
1/2 cup chia seeds…
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or raw honey
Seasonal fruit for topping (blueberries, peaches, figs and plums are pictured here)
Almonds or other nuts for topping
Combine almond milk, chia seeds, vanilla and sweetener in a bowl. Mix well until combined and the mixture begins to thicken. Store covered in the refrigerator overnight or for at least an hour.
Stir well before serving and add a bit of water to the pudding if it becomes too thick. Top with fresh fruit and nuts of your choice.
Note: This recipe makes enough for two large servings, but feel free to double the recipe and keep it in your refrigerator so that you have breakfast for a few days in a row. It will keep refrigerated for up to 5 days.
i love make ahead breakfast, especially if they are as easy as these chocolate chia puddings. This scrumptious pudding is definitely not just for breakfast, you can have it as a dessert or snack.
The qualities below makes 3 small or 2 large servings.
- 1 1/4 cup almond milk or coconut milk
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder (baking cocoa will also work)
- Dash of pink Himalayan sea salt
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or raw honey
Topping: Dark Chocolate shavings and almonds
- Whisk the cacao and milk well and then add all the ingredients (except topping).
- Pour into containers and store in fridge till set
- Add toppings before serving.
I know fruit and nut balls have been shared before. But getting ready for school my girls made up a few batches so I thought I would share. Food critic daughter 2 loves the apricot balls. While my others love these Cacao balls.
Apricot and nut balls.
Add 1 cup of cashews, 1 tbs coconut oil, 1cup of dried coconut, 1 cup of apricots and blend in a mixer. Roll into balls and coat with coconut. – makes 12-15 balls
Cacao and nut balls.
Blend 1 1/2 cups of mixed nuts quite finely (course breadcrumb consistency). I used cashews, almonds and walnuts. Blend in 1/2 cups of dates, 2 tbs coconut oil, 1 heaped tbs cacao, 1/2 cup seeds (I used sunflower seeds and chia). When mixed to a fine texture roll in coconut to coat
Made this weeks treats of bliss balls. Thanks Lindy for the lime and coconut recipe. Also made up some chia coconut seed balls (nut free).
http://hotpinkchilli.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/chia-coconut-bites/ real yum, but the quantities in the recipe only make about 6 balls. Also the old favourite apricot and nut balls