Spicy Cacao Chia Pudding

I love my chia puddings and this morning I was looking for something a little different. Normally I make them with mango, banana & coconut, but I was feeling like a little chocolate today. I remembered this recipe from The Sun Kitchen and looked it up! It’s very quick and easy to make and is more filling that just making a vegan chocolate mousse, and it has a nice warmth to it from the cayenne pepper. I make sure I use a good quality cacao powder that is chock full of antioxidants – Power Super Foods Cacao Gold is my favourite. If you are quite sensitive and find the cacao on its own a little stimulating, substitute half the cacao powder with organic carob, and you can also leave out the cayenne if you don’t like hot spices.

Healthy vegan chocolate chia pudding

Spicy Cacao Chia Pudding

Makes 8 x 1/2 cup servings

1/2 cup chia seeds, soaked in 1 cup of water
1/2 cup cashews, soaked for 1 hour
1&1/2 cups of water
1/2 cup cacao powder
1/8 cup raw honey (or 2 Tbsp agave nectar)
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla pod seeds (or 1&1/2 tsp extract)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp sea salt
a good pinch or two of cayenne

Blend until creamy. Dish into small clear bowls, refrigerate for 1-2 hours.  Garnish with fresh fruit, flowers etc as desired.

My note: to add in some extra superfood goodness you can stir through some Goji berries before putting the pudding in the fridge!

 

Leisa

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from EmbracingHealthBlog | Alternative Health and Lifestyle Views http://www.embracinghealthblog.com/2015/10/29/spicy-cacao-chia-pudding/

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