Easy Chia Seed Pudding

Easy Chia Seed Pudding

This recipe is a staple for breakfast meal prep.  This is a great way to get in a healthy dose of fats and fiber into your morning and awesome for taking on the go!  I love to top mine off with fresh berries, a spoonful of sunflower seed butter, shredded coconut and chopped nuts or energy balls if I have them on hand. You can add sweetener to this if you choose; I like to keep added sugars out of meals whenever I can and this one tastes great without it!

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What you need:

  • 1 cup canned lite organic coconut milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened organic almond milk
  • 1/2 cup organic chia seeds
  •  1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For toppings: chopped berries, shredded coconut, almond/sunflower seed butter, coconut cult yogurt, granola, etc

How you do it:

  1. Combine coconut milk, almond milk and vanilla in a large mason jar or container
  2. Add chia seeds and seal container; shake to combine
  3. Let sit overnight; spoon out into a bowl and add toppings of choice!

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(Recipe above yields ~3-4 servings)

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Fat Balls

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Fat Balls

These are a healthified take on the cookie we all love!  In addition to having no added sugar, these balls have healthy omega 3 fats from the walnuts and plenty of blood sugar balancing fiber from the oats, flaxseed and coconut.  These are quite addictive so I recommend doubling the recipe so you have plenty on hand when a sweet craving strikes:)

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What you need:

  • Dry ingredients:
    • 1/4 cup raisins
    • 1/4 c finely chopped walnuts
    • 1/2 c gluten free rolled oats
    • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut shreds
    • 2 T ground flaxseed
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Wet ingredients:
    • 1/4 cup coconut butter (melted)- can probably sub coco oil
    • 1/4 cup natural almond butter
    • Optional: ~1 dropperful of vanilla liquid stevia (can also sub 2 T maple syrup or omit completely)

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How you do it:

  1. Combine all wet ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
  2. In a larger bowl mix all dry ingredients.  Add wet to dry and then roll into balls.
  3. Freeze for about an hour and serve!

Makes about 8-10 balls

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Choco Chip Cookie Dough Blondies

Choco Chip Cookie Dough Blondies

This recipe is my healthier, low sugar take on chocolate chip cookies & a crowd favorite that never disappoints!  Amongst being packed with fiber and protein from the chickpeas and tahini this recipe can be whipped up quickly in a food processor for a last minute dessert idea to bring to a picnic or a get together.   I promise no one will ever know these are made with beans so be sure not to tell any picky eaters you serve them to!

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What you need:

  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup tahini (or almond/peanut)
  • 1/4 cup raw maple syrup
  • 1 dropper liquid stevia
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup vegan (or regular) chocolate chips/chunks

How you do it:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease an 8×8 inch pan (can use grassfed butter or coconut oil)
  2. Combine all ingredients except choco chips in a food processor until smooth
  3. Fold in chocolate chips (I like lilys stevia chocolate chips)
  4. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan then sprinkle w/ a few more chips
  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and edges are a tiny bit brown. The batter may look underdone, but you don’t want them to dry out!
  6. Cool and then store in the fridge or freeze!

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