No, this is not another chia pudding recipe! I’m all for the chia puddings, they’re great, but THIS stuff guys, is UNBELIEVABLE! It takes chia pudding to a whole other level. It’s triple the creaminess and can be adjusted in so many ways to create a combo your body is craving! Simply switch the cacao powder for maca powder or the banana for strawberry!
I’ve been super busy lately with all the projects going on behind the scenes here at Nourishing Nelli, so needless to say I highly appreciate a “quick cook” or blend in this case! I’ve stuck to the game plan when it comes to batch cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinners, however dessert-prep has somehow got pushed to the wayside – how could I? ? That’s where this creamy concoction comes into play! It literally takes all of 2 minutes to make. Add a tbsp of chia seed to 3 tbsp water, whisk it together and let it sit for a bit. Add everything to a blender, blend and bowl! Could it get any simpler? This Chia Mousse is a great fiber-rich dessert or snack that aids digestion! It’s full of protein, healthy fats, and one of my favorite gut friendly foods – the almighty chia seed. The fruit in this mousse gives it a touch of sweetness, providing you with a well balanced nutrition profile. Try it out and tell me your still craving the sugar ridden ice creams, yogurts, and other desserts you’ll find in the grocery store – I’ll call your bluffs!
Let’s talk chia seed for a second! These little seeds are such an amazing superfood, and one that I keep on hand for things like smoothies, puddings, baked goods, and now mousse!
Chia Seeds are native to Guatemala and Mexico. They’ve been used since long ago by the Aztec’s for their powerful lasting energy. They’re full of fiber and amino acids, (the building blocks of protein) and literally double in size when placed in liquid, as they soak it up and transform into a gel like consistency due to the soluble fiber they carry. (Hello, healthy gut and digestive system!)
- 1 tbsp chia seed + 3 tbsp almond milk soaked for 2 hours to for your chia gel
- 1/2 cup nut milk
- 1/4 avocado
- 2 tbsp chocolate protein powder
- 2 tsp cacao powder
- 1/2 frozen banana
- dash of cinnamon
- dash of sea salt
Blend chia gel, nut milk and avocado together.
Add the remainder of ingredients and blend again.
Serve with your favorite toppings.
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