Oh, hey guys.
I have been totally MIA for well, a while now! Mostly because I have been sick, and school and work are kicking my booty to next tuesday! These are also excuses I’ve been using to not exercise, unfortunately. Along with me being sick has come the inevitable slide away from my healthy eating. I don’t know, something in me just craves salty, spicy cheesy things when I’m sick! And curry. Not to mention it’s 100 DEGREES outside in OCTOBER! Which is not the greatest feeling when you are sick and stuffy and sweaty all at once, gross.
Nonetheless, I wanted to make a quick, healthy recipe to post to make me feel like I still have a reason to have a blog. I was craving CHOCOLATE a lot lately, so of course I had to find a way to work this in to my (trying) to eat healthy goals. I love this Chia Pudding recipe from Skinnytaste, but it doesn’t fit the chocolate bill.
So I made my own! And it’s amazing! Chocolatey and coconuty and all those things a good pudding should be.
Afraid of Chia pudding? Don’t be! Chia seeds are high in fiber, protein and Omega-3s, and super good for you! Yes, if you leave them on a clay head they will sprout some “hair”. But when mixed into smoothies, coconut water or pudding they are a nutritious addition that I love! I thought it was weird too, but I’m so into it now, I could be obsessed.
Also, the batteries in my camera died so you will have to do with my hipster cell phone photos. But believe me, it tastes even better than it looks!
Chocolate Chia Raspberry Pudding
Makes 4 1 cup servings
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 4 tbsp chia seeds
- 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Trader Joe’s 100% cacao powder)
- 3 tbsp shredded coconut
- 1 cup raspberries
- drizzle of Agave or Honey, to taste
Put almond milk, coconut milk, agave or honey and cocoa powder in the blender and mix until smooth. Mix the rest of ingredients and milk mixture in a covered bowl or tupperware, and chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours. Enjoy! Top with more fresh raspberries, walnuts, or with frozen bananas!