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Chocolate Chia Pudding
2016. The recipe of chocolate chia pudding
We finished the famous Transformation Challenge that we have been doing since June 13 (two months ago) and we have been so happy with the results in our CrossFit routines and in the change in our body that we decided to extend it another month. Of course, I have said that I will not be 100% on a diet as previous two months because I have every intention of including some delicious recipes in August and September in the blog so for that I probably require other carbohydrates and some ingredients that were not included in the demands of the challenge.
However, in honor of these fantastic two months where I proved that I could do it and above all enjoy it, we found a paleo dessert on a page of recipes that inspired us to eat something sweet. This is a chocolate pudding with chia, which is healthier than sweeter, but combining it with yogurt, fruit or jams makes a perfect pair. I will not deny that it can be a little weak for very sweet tastes. However, we integrate it into our diet and we recommend that if you are doing one whose goal is to improve your physical performance in a sport you will be involved. We are happy to eat it, as it is sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free, besides, super easy to make and will not leave you with bad guests. This recipe is inspired by Elana’s Pantry and its paleo cuisine. Enjoy it!
The recipe of chocolate chia pudding
For 4 to 6 cups.
1 can of coconut milk (liquefied! Important!)
1/2 cup of water
1/4 cup and 1/2 tbsp of chia in grains (seeds)
2 tbsp of cocoa powder
2 tbsp of fructose, sweetener or stevia without calories
1 tsp of dry shredded coconut
1 trickle of vanilla
1/4 tsp of sea salt
What do I do?
1 I blend the coconut milk for about 10 to 15 seconds, until the texture feels softer or delicate, let’s say it looks less thicker but creamier (believe me, your eye will perceive it!).
2 I put the milk in a large jam type container (or some where it can be shaken like a bottle of a protein) and add the water and the chia, I close it and shake it several times, until it is noticed that the chia has been integrated into the milk coconut.
3 I add the salt, the stevia, the cocoa and the grated coconut.
4 I shake again several times.
5 I serve the mixture in the glasses, cups or final containers. If I’m going to decorate the topping, I make sure to leave a space. I store it in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or better from one day before the next.
6 I decorate the surface to make it more attractive and fun to mix fruit or syrups with the pudding.
For the topping you can use many healthy options like these:
1- Mix Greek or vegan yogurt with stevia, honey, fresh blueberries or corn flakes.
2- Mix nuts such as almonds and blueberries.
3- Chop and combine many colorful fruits.
4- Dilute a little diet marmalade of blackberry in water forming a syrup and add with chunks of banana.
Tip # 1: A good option may be that toliquefy the shredded coconut (that is very thick) with the coconut milk, in order to avoid thick pieces of coconut in the pudding.
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