I promised you a dessert for breakfast recipe and here it is! This is the beauty of raw foods, you can eat them at anytime of the day without any guilt. (My good camera is in getting repaired – so please bear with my iPhone pics for now).
For my regular readers, you all know how much I just love my coconuts and the combination of coconut and chocolate just cannot be beat!
So I give you:
Golden Rough* Chia Pudding
* Golden Rough is a popular chocolate bar in Australia made up of chunks of coconut pieces (such a great flavour combination)
1/2 cup chia seeds#
1/2 cup dried coconut
1/2 cup raw cashews soaked for 2 hours and drained
2 cups water
2 T cacao powder
16 dates pitted dates (I use the local Saudi dates which don’t seem to be as sweet at Medjool so maybe experiment with the date amount you use for sweetness)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
pinch of salt
Place all ingredients (except the coconut and chia seeds) in a high speed blender until smooth. (I could just eat that now!)
Pour mixture into a well combined bowl of chia seeds and coconut
And mix thoroughly
The chia seeds will take on a gelatinous texture/appearance as the seed can soak up to 10 times is weight in water.
Leave for 5 minutes then stir again.
Serve into 4 custard cups/souffle dishes and place in the refrigerator for half an hour to set.
Then enjoy!!! Dessert or Breakfast.
9. Endurance enhancing. Chia seeds are known as the “Indian Running Food”. Also, the ancient Aztec warriors used chia seed during their conquests. I’m a runner, and I’ve used chia seed to enhance stamina and endurance on my mountain runs, some of which are several hours long!
10. Regenerating. After eating, the nutrients travel to the cells very quickly due to the ease in digestion and assimilation. Use them when you want to build or regenerate healthy body tissue.