This recipe is designed to support the brain and your taste buds! High in Omega 3s, fibre and chocolate (you heard me), it is a mood boosting combination perfect for the cooler weather.
Chocolate is rich in polyphenols and antioxidants and that's good for the brain. But go for as dark as you can - milk chocolate often contains added sugars, which will cause the opposite effect.
Chia is high in Omega 3s - healthy fats that feed the brain and nervous systems, skin health, energy, heart and more. The good quality sources include cold water fish, flax oil, nuts/seeds, chia, hemp hearts, avocado, olive oil and leafy greens.
A diet high in vegetables, fruit and fibre keeps the “pipes clean” and avoids the build up of bacteria and toxins that can hijack health and mood
So mix up and eat up!
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
1 Tbsp maple syrup (or a few drops of stevia)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
In a mixing bowl combine the chia seeds and cocoa powder. Whisk to combine. Then slowly whisk in almond milk until all the cocoa powder is dissolved. Next, whisk in the maple syrup and vanilla.
Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or overnight.
For serving, divide chia pudding equally between bowls and top with berries. Enjoy!