Chocolate Chia Pudding

I am pretty much a sucker for 2 things:  dessert-made-healthy & chocolate!  So when I found this recipe on glutenfreeschool.com I knew I had to try it!  I modified just a couple of things according to what I had and added Philosophie Cacao Magic to ramp up the nutritional value.  This pudding lasts about 4 days in the fridge and can be portioned out prior to refrigerating.  I was pleasantly surprised at how "pudding-like" this actually was!  You would never guess that this dessert is gluten AND dairy-free!  The chia seeds add a great little crunch and the chocolate flavor is enough to satisfy any sweet tooth.  Below is my version of the recipe, Enjoy!

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 .5 cups chocolate almond milk

1/2 cup chia seeds

3 Tablespoons coconut palm sugar

1/2 teaspoon GF vanilla extract (use the good stuff, no alcohol or artificial flavors)

2 Tablespoons Philosophie Cacao Magic superfood blend powder

Combine all of the ingredients and mix well.  Put in sealable container (I used a large mason jar) or portion out into separate dishes and put in the fridge for at least 4 hours (over night is better).  


Basic Smoothie Recipe

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This smoothie is your basic, run-of-the-mill green smoothie with only a few supplements to add an extra boost of nutrition.  Feel free to adjust amounts according to what you have in stock and your taste preferences.

1 cup Chocolate Almond Milk (it's all I had in my fridge but you can use pretty much any "milk" such as coconut, rice, or regular almond milk)

1 handful each - blueberries, raspberries

3-4 strawberries

2 cups Kale

Handful of ice and a splash of Coconut water to thin it out (I don't like super thick smoothies)

1 Tablespoon Hemp Seeds (these little guys are so healthy for you - highly digestible protein, iron, chlorophyll, vitamin E, omega-6 & omega-3)

**Optional supplements that I added - Lucuma powder (high in Beta-carotene, iron, B vitamins) and Maca powder (which has too many benefits to list here, but you can check out www.earthshiftproducts.com for the super long list)