Pouding de chia au chocolat
Posted August 7, 2023 by: Admin
Imagine waking up to a tasty breakfast bowl that fuses the goodness of chia seeds with creamy plant milk. You can create the canvas by incorporating a luscious fruit coulis, decadent chocolate or even a drizzle of caramel. Me, who usually settles for a simple orange juice and toast in the morning, feel drawn to the prospect of adopting this delectable chia pudding. Perhaps it’s time to abandon old habits and savor the mouth-watering flavors of this new breakfast treat.
Why are chia seeds good for you?
Native to the heart of Mexico, chia seeds have a history dating back to the Aztecs and Mayans, who appreciated their exceptional nutritional qualities.
These little marvels are a heart’s best friend, a treat for the skin, a satisfying pleasure and even contribute to the production of serotonin, the happiness hormone. They regulate blood sugar levels with precision, accompany athletes and proudly surpass milk in terms of calcium content. The list of virtues doesn’t stop there, and I won’t go into a complete enumeration; suffice it to say that the list of benefits of chia seeds is nothing short of remarkable! With such an abundance of benefits, why deprive yourself?
- 100 ml almond milk or your favorite plant-based alternative
- 15 g chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- In a bowl, combine the almond milk, chia seeds, cinnamon and unsweetened cocoa. Leave this fusion to rest in the fridge for at least 2 hours or, if you prefer, make it the day before for an early-morning treat.
- Once the two hours have elapsed, gently blend the mixture again. If it has firmed up too much, simply add a little almond milk to restore the desired consistency.
- To enhance this creation, add maple syrup, to obtain a sweetness that harmonizes with the toppings you prefer.
- Time to enjoy! Enjoy the culmination of your efforts and revel in the layers of flavors and textures you’ve created.
A little advice on chia seeds!
Time to share some fantastic information about chia seeds! Did you ever imagine that these tiny seeds could undergo such a captivating transformation? When chia seeds take a liquid bath, they undergo a remarkable metamorphosis: they increase in size and acquire a gelatinous texture.
With a pleasantly slippery feel reminiscent of pudding, chia seeds transform into the perfect canvas for culinary creativity. Their unique quality lies in their ability to absorb and reflect the flavors of their companions, further enhancing their appeal as a first-rate pudding ingredient.
- Every chia seed pudding deserves an exquisite finishing touch! Here’s a selection of our favorites:
- Fresh, bright fruit: Consider juicy berries, juicy strawberries, ripe bananas, tart raspberries or crisp apples.
- Nuts: Add almonds, walnuts or peanuts for a delicious crunch with every spoonful.
- Creamy nut butters: Upgrade your recipe with peanut butter, almond butter or cashew butter for an irresistibly rich touch.
- Healthy granola: Add texture and earthy flavors with a sprinkle of granola, transforming every bite into a tasty treat.
- Velvety coconut cream: Raise the sweetness factor with a dollop of luxurious coconut cream.
- Greek yogurt: Up the protein and creaminess factor with a dollop of tangy Greek yogurt.
And the magic doesn’t stop there! These toppings can adorn the top of your chocolate chia seed pudding or melt into the mixture itself, resulting in a delicious symphony of flavors and textures that’s sure to delight your senses.