Every busy health-conscious woman is on the lookout for quick, easy-to-prepare meals that keep energy high and stress low. If that even kind of describes you, Miss Diva, then you’ll adore this delicious dish as much as I do. It can easily become your default breakfast or lunch, meaning that it’s your “go to” healthy meal when you feel you don’t have time to spend in the kitchen. You’ll be happy to know you can prep this ahead, though you can make it in less than 5 minutes! This chia pudding will stay fresh in the fridge for 2 days, though wait to add your fruity toppings until you’re ready to dive in.
I’m a girl on-the-go. As an ambitious entrepreneur, I need natural fuel that allows my energy levels to remain consistently high throughout the day. There’s no time for the stimulant-induced crash, forcing me to grab another latte before day’s end (I’m years past that). The superfood ingredients in this one offer you a big bang for each bite, and you’ll certainly feel it (prepare to smile while you eat). I’ve combined some of the best foods we have available to us and fortunately, you can find them all at natural health food stores or very easily online with a quick search.
BERRY CHOCOLATE CHIA PUDDING (all ingredients raw & organic)
* 4 T black chia seeds
* spring water for chia seed soaking
* homemade almond, pumpkin seed and/or Brazil nut mylk (as a tasty dairy-free option) – amount you’ll need will vary & will be at least 1/2 cup
* 1+ handful fresh local berries, whatever is in season
* 1+ teaspoon raw chocolate powder
* 1/2+ teaspoon superfood green powder of choice (highly recommend Vitamineral Green by HealthForce) and/or spirulina
* 1/2+ teaspoon wildcrafted vanilla bean powder
* raw honey, lucuma berry powder and stevia for sweeteners, to taste
* couple pinches of sea salt
Grab a cute bowl and place the chia seeds in it, pouring the spring water AND/OR your nut mylk over it to soak; stir well to coat the seeds. If you just have access to pure water and no nut mylk, no problem – go with that. The nut mylk makes it more creamy, bit more dense, and more like oatmeal (I love a mix of water and mylk!). Chia absorbs water and expands!
You may need to add more water or mylk based upon how milky you’ll want it. Add your chopped fresh fruit, dried fruit if you like (goji berries are a great addition), and powders. Add them to YOUR liking. Start with the recommended amounts and see how much you can add before it becomes “too much”.
Eat with abundant LOVE. Love your food, love yourself, love that you have access to such a fantastic recipe, love that THIS is fast food, love that it takes barely any time to make, love that you will receive plenty of healthy essential fatty acids from the fiber-rich chia seeds that soothe your nervous system, love that chia is a complete protein with amino acids that make your brain happy, and love that you are now among countless Conscious Divas who eat the Berry Chocolate Chia Pudding – an enticing dish that loves your body back!