Heart and eye-healthy zucchini squash make these delicious muffins moist while cinnamon and nutmeg offer comforting notes of spice. Kid-Approved!
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).
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
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)