Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Baby #2 and Chia Pudding!

So, it's official! As of June 14, 2015, I became a Momma to a healthy baby boy! We are over the moon in love with this little guy. A girl and now a boy, our family is complete.

With a husband that works away for 3 weeks at a time, I need to make sure that I am more organized than ever. Luckily, so far, I have been able to prep some things like usual.

I have been looking for any and all new healthy recipes, and I stumbled upon chia seed pudding. High protein, high fiber, full of super food goodness!

After scouring pinterest for the perfect recipe, I came across a chocolate chia pudding recipe, with peanut butter. Ummm, it's kind of a no-brainer right? Thanks to

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, or milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, or cacao
  • 6-8 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • toppings options: goji berries, flaked coconut, chia seeds, almonds, peanut butter, granola, chocolate chips, banana, cinnamon, etc.

  • Whisk together the chia seeds and milk in a bowl. Add in the peanut butter, cocoa powder, dates, and vanilla and stir once or twice. The mixture will be blended after chilling so no need to fully combine them at this point. You just want everything fully chilled.  Place in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight.  Remove and pour/scrape contents into your blender.  Turn on and work up to high until fully smooth.  Add more milk if desired to thin out.  Add more dates and/or liquid sweetener for more sweetness.
    Portion and serve immediately with desired toppings.  If not serving right away keep chilled in your fridge in a sealed container until ready to serve.
    notes: If the consistency becomes too thin you can blend in 1-2 tablespoons more chia seeds and then refrigerate for 1-2 hours to thicken.  If you are unable to eat peanut butter I recommend using sunflower seed butter instead.  Any other nut butter would also work but would not impart as much flavor

    I topped mine with raw walnuts, unsweetened coconut and carob chips.

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