Dessert for Breakfast – Paleo ?>

Dessert for Breakfast – Paleo

chia-puddingLast night while Bill was out of town, I had guests for dinner. I made a lovely chicken dish that I know Allan and Cathy like and they brought dessert.  The dessert was Paleo Dark Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding. I ate half of my portion after dinner and today I ate dessert for breakfast. It was delicious!! Oh…did I tell you there is no gelatin??

I am the first to admit that I know very little about the Paleo “diet”. I do however know lots of about taste and this pudding was excellent.  You may want to have a look at the nutritional information and not just the calories, fibre, sugar etc. Have a look a the health benefits and downfalls. I did a quick review and found that this Paleo pudding is probably better for me than most cereals.

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The recipe is easy to make and well worth it. I will tell you however that the texture reminds me a little of tapioca pudding, others say the texture of the chia seeds remind them of Kiwi seeds. Either way, the recipe is going in my cookbook.

Paleo Dark Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding Recipe
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 Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1-14 oz (400 ml) can full fat coconut milk
  • 2 oz (~50 g) of your favorite dark chocolate (85% or higher), chopped, Allan used Carob chips!
  • 1 tablespoon good quality cocoa powder
  • 5-6 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the coconut milk, chopped carob chips/dark chocolate and cocoa powder.
  2. Warm the milk until the chocolate is completely melted. Turn off the heat and stir in the chia seeds and vanilla extract. [Hint: Add the chia seeds while whisking continuously or else they will stick to the bottom of the pan in one big gelatinous lump. Not cool.]
  3. Whisk thoroughly until the chia seeds begin to thicken the mixture a bit.
  4. Pour into small serving cups and refrigerate for at least an hour until the mixture is very thick.
  5. chia5Top with shaved chocolate, fresh raspberries, blueberries or…mmmmm whipped cream  & dark chocolate shavings.

EnJOY

“Chocolate Pudding”The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

 

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