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Chocolate Chia Pudding and Berries

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups milk (coconut, organic dairy milk or almond milk)
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup cacao or cocoa
  • 6-9 dates, pitted (adjust to personal taste)
  • ½ – 1 tsp. cinnamon (optional, adjust to personal taste)
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ½ – 1 tsp. vanilla bean extract (adjust to personal taste)

Method

  • Place cacao, vanilla bean extract, cinnamon, salt and dates in food
  • processor and blend until a paste is created.
  • Add milk and blend until well combined.
  • Combine milk mix and chia seeds, whisk together.
  • Cover mixture and place in fridge overnight, stirring 1-2 times to ensure even liquid absorption.
  • To serve, measure ¾ – 1 cup of chia pudding and top with berries, shaved coconut, and yoghurt.

Not Only Delicious, But Also Nutritious Because:

Chia seeds are loaded with fibre, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Thirty grams of chia seed contains 11 grams of fibre, approximately 30% of our daily fibre requirements. Fibre feeds the good bacteria in the intestines; good gut bacteria levels are linked to an improved ability to manage weight, improved mood and a stronger immune system.

Tip

Place ½ cup of chia pudding in a cup and top with berries for a simple snack to satisfy a sweet craving.

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