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Try this Chocolate Chia Pudding as a new breakfast, snack, or desert option. Take a break from the eggs or smoothie bowl and make this recipe the night before if you need something quick in the morning!
I am learning new recipes to incorporate chia seeds into our diet because they add protein, fiber, healthy omega-3 fats, and important minerals. I also love chocolate but in our house we focus on avoiding refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup in our typical daily diet since there is some evidence that added sugar is a potential driver of obesity, diabetes, cancer, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and heart disease (source, source, source, source). Chia Seeds have been mentioned in a few recent wellness books that I have read as being a health super-food, you can review some of my favorite books listed on my resource page.
In our effort to try to eat a healthy, nutrient dense meals, I'm spending time in the kitchen using alternative ingredients and super-foods to help make eating well fun and delicious. I have been sharing successful recipes with you in the process!
This Chocolate Chia Pudding is an easy and tasty treat that takes care of my chocolate fix and you don't have to be guilty about eating! It's worth sharing with the entire family.
Ingredients to make Chocolate Chia Pudding:
Directions for Chocolate Chia Pudding:
Additional Chia Pudding Toppings:
Once ready to enjoy, scoop pudding into bowls we enjoy adding these toppings.
Learn About The Ingredients:
Chocolate Protein Complete
Young Living’s rich chocolate protein that provides 25g of clean protein from goat’s milk, whey, egg white (albumin), pea, and hemp. It's a delicious daily protein supplement that provides a full range of amino acids. Pure Protein is also formulated with elevATP, a unique ancient peat and apple extract that supports the production of ATP*. You can use this chocolate protein as a chocolate replacement or an addition to the ingredients listed.
An extra source of the chocolate flavor that contains a rich amount of antioxidant flavonoids without the sugar. Cacao is differentiated from cocoa in that cacao is typically made from seeds of the Theobroma cacao tree. Cocoa is the powder made after the seeds are roasted.
The use of cacao vs cocoa varies from brand to brand but typically it is just a matter of whether or not the seeds were roasted (cocoa) or not (cacao).
Cacao/Cocoa likely share the following properties:
They add protein, fiber, healthy omega-3 fats, and important minerals.
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