Coconut Chocolate Almond Chia Pudding

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When I researched about superfoods that help people with IBD, chia seeds were always on top of the list. This overnight chia pudding recipe is an easy breakfast that anyone can make. All you have to do is take 5 minutes to prepare it the night before, put it in the fridge, and it is ready to go when you wake up in the morning! To give it a chocolatey twist, I added antioxidant-rich, raw cacao, and topped it off with shredded coconut, banana coins, and more superfoods like goji berries, but you can add your own favorite toppings. I could never compromise living on bland rice and meat recipes, so I try to make my food healthier, more colorful and as strongly flavored as it used to be, and I always love it!  My ‘noglutenandlactose’ way of living is definitely a journey to new and wonderful flavors.

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

This recipe, besides being gluten-free and lactose-free (a plus for those with gut issues), contains tons of nutrients. Did you know that raw cacao powder is also considered a superfood like chia and goji berry? It’s not only a good source of 8 essential minerals, but is also high in flavonoids, a class of compounds found in food that are thought to have benefits ranging from heart disease prevention to anticancer activity. Chia seeds are a great source of fiber and Omega-3s, another protector of heart function. Try this recipe. Your heart and tummy will thank you!


By Dianne Rishikof, MS, RDN, LDN
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Coconut Chocolate Almond Chia Pudding

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Servings: 1

Ingredients

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

4 tablespoons chia seeds

1 tablespoon raw cacao powder

2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut

½ banana

1 teaspoon dried unsweetened goji berries (or other berry of choice)

1 scoop Further Food Collagen Protein Peptides (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a jar, mix almond milk, chia seeds, and raw cacao well.
  2. Refrigerate for thirty minutes, shake well again, and put back in refrigerator overnight.
  3. In the morning, top chia pudding with coconut, banana slices, and dried berries.
In a jar, mix almond milk, chia seeds, and raw cacao well. Refrigerate for thirty minutes, shake well again, and put back in refrigerator overnight. In the morning, top chia pudding with coconut, banana slices, and dried berries.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: Calories: 411; Fat: 19g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g; Cholesterol: 0g; Sodium: 188mg; Carbohydrate: 41g; Fiber: 26g; Sugars: 4g; Protein: 16g

Bonus:  Vitamin A: 11%; Vitamin C: 10%; Calcium: 78%; Iron: 35%;

 

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