Making healthy food choices and taking really good care of myself is about allowing myself to step into my full potential. It allows me to think clearly, to have tons of energy, to feel light and spontaneous, to put out energy that gets noticed and attracts other like-minded people, to build my business, to give other people the attention they deserve, to show up fully in my marriage, and to show up fully for myself and my own life.
Getting grounded back into that intention and motivation really revs me up! Being healthy should be so delicious that anything else is just silly. Eggs and potatoes and toast? I’m having CHOCOLATE, thank you very much.
2 tbsp chia
1/4 cup cashews/nut of choice
3/4 cup almond/nut milk of choice and/or water (I used a blend)
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tsp maca powder
sprinkle of cinnamon
splash of vanilla
Blend until smooth. If you like crunchy things, top with goji berries, cacao nibs and/or chopped nuts. This totally filled me up until lunchtime!
I was inspired to make this pudding after a wonderfully warm and sensual time with MyNewRoot’s Superfood Haute Chocolate – check that out for something wonderfully warming and for more information on the health benefits of raw cacao and maca (which will blow your mind)!
Chia is the other superfood in this concoction. According to Dr. Andrew Weil, chia is very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, even more so than flax seeds! And it has another advantage over flax: chia is so rich in antioxidants that the seeds don’t deteriorate and can be stored for long periods without becoming rancid. Chia seeds also provide complete protein (perfect for vegetarians!), lots of fiber, as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin, and zinc. Total little miracle seed! And yes, the same seed as in the Chia Pets we all know, but make sure you’re getting food-grade chia for your eating delights…
By the way, this is a great and stellar dessert too, one that won’t spike your blood sugar, thanks to all the fiber, protein and good fats it contains! I’m all about throwing aside meal labels, though, and eating things when your body wants them most! You deserve to live satisfied.