Chai Chocolate Chia Pudding
10 min Prep
Chai chocolate chia pudding topped with cinnamon scented apple and coconut rawnola perfect to energise your mornigor to refuel after a workout using coconut milk, spices, fresh turmeric and ginger, pea protein, chia seeds a bit of moringa and super cacao from aduna...tastes like dessert but is actually full of plant powered nutrition to start your day!
My love for chia is well known, amazing powers in a tiny package...plant protein and calcium for muscle, bones, nerves and tissue health and omega 3s that paired with turmeric and ginger make this pudding an anti inflammatory concoction. Sneaking fresh turmeric and ginger in some cacao based dessert or smoothie is a good way to mask their flavour that could be too strong in their raw state for some people. Make sure to pair turmeric with a pinch of pepper or some fat like coconut milk or oil to aid it's absorption.
It's great to have some antioxidant and anti inflammatory nutrients after exercise to decrease the oxidative stress that is naturally formed during a workout plus some a mix of carbohydrates like fresh fruit and protein.
Pea protein is an excellent choice and very allergen friendly for people avoiding soy or whey and it has a quite neutral taste and moringa is not only a source of plant protein but minerals like iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium and vitamin A & E that support immune and skin health. Add a bit of cacao to the mix for its antioxidants and magnesium to relax your muscle fibres and of course its delicious flavour!
Love topping my chia pudding with fruit...this time I made some rawnola with apples, coconut, lucuma and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and vanilla...perfection!
Blend the coconut milk, dates and the rest of the ingredients in a blender until smooth.
Pour into a glass jar and stir in the chia seeds until combined.
Redrigerate for four hours up to overnight.
When ready to serve,?transfer to a bowl and top with fresh or dried fruit, your favourite granola, coconut chips and cacao nibs. Enjoy!
p.s. It can easily be prepared without a blender using a liquid sweetener instead of dates and simply mixing all the ingredients in a bowl before transferring them to a jar.
Serving Size 272 g
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 381 cals||19%|
|% Daily Value*|
|Kilojoules 1606 kJ||19%|
|Fat 7.6 g||12%|
|Sodium 234.8 mg||10%|
|Carbohydrate 53.3 g||18%|
|Protein 11.8 g||24%|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|