Mexican Chocolate Chia Pudding - Credo

Mexican Chocolate Chia Pudding

Posted on August 03 2015

One recipe takes care of two essentials: breakfast and omega-3s.

Today’s Beauty Breakfast gives you an easy, delicious way to get more of this essential fatty acid into your diet. Simply measure, blend, and chill; and the next morning you can enjoy a dish decadent enough for dessert but with all of the healthy components on which to build a successful - and beautiful - day.

Chia Seeds

omega-3 fatty acids help our cell walls become more flexible so essential nutrients can get in, allowing our skin to retain moisture, diminishing the appearance of wrinkles, and preventing inflammation and redness

Raw Cacao Powder

raw cacao has more antioxidants than processed cocoa powder, is rich in magnesium, and is a great alternative to coffee for morning energy

Dates

packed with minerals, dates contain tryptophan, a precursor for the body’s production of serotonin, yielding a calming rather than hyper effect commonly associated with sweets

Cinnamon

used to regulate blood sugar and stimulate circulation and digestion

Cayenne

used for boosting metabolism

Mexican Chocolate Chia Pudding

Serves 2

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons chia seeds*
3/4 cup whole milk or non-dairy milk
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
3 pitted dates or 2 tablespoons maple syrup
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch cayenne pepper
pinch teaspoon sea salt

Procedure:
In a blender, combine the chia seeds, milk, cacao powder, dates or maple syrup, cinnamon, cayenne, vanilla, and sea salt. Blend until the dates are well incorporated.

Divide the mixture evenly between two bowls, cover, and transfer to the refrigerator. Chill overnight, and enjoy first thing in the morning garnished with fresh or dried fruit.

*If you don’t enjoy the texture of whole chia seeds, grind them in a spice grinder before combining with the remaining ingredients for a silkier pudding.

Give your body omega-3s inside and out with the addition of any of these omega-3 infused skincare products to your beauty routine:

  1. Tammy Fender Firming Eye Gel Elder Flower & Green Myrtle
  2. Sans Baobab Regenerative Body Cream
  3. Coola Organic Sunscreen Mineral Sport SPF 35 Citrus Mimosa
  4. S5 organic cosmesceuticals Replenish Serum
  5. Province Apothecary Protecting & Restoring Face Balm

In health,

Sitarani Palomar
Host of An Organic Conversation
Contributing Editor for Credo Beauty

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