Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pudding anyone?

It's no secret that Annie is a certifed sweet tooth!
So looking for a sweet treat that tastes great, is easy for the body to process and is actually good for you.......what a dream come true!!!

After tasting Garden of Vegan's gorgeous desserts, we found and tried this little recipe and it's proven popular for when we go to friends homes for dinner parties!
Once the ingredients are all together, it a snap to create with just a little time to set in the fridge. Use more seeds for a thicker pudding.

Chia Seed Pudding
*1/2 cup filtered Water   *1 tablespoon Raw Honey   *1/4-1/3 cup Chia Seeds  
*2 tablespoons Raw Cacao Powder  *1 Cup Almond Milk (see our previous post for this recipe)

Mix Chia Seeds with the Water - whisk with a fork and leave stand for a minute or so
Add Honey and Cacao Powder and mix together well
Add Milk and stir to combine
Pour into cups or small bowls and allow to set for at least 2-3 hours or overnight
Can top with dried/fresh fruit, nuts and seeds or even carob or cacao nibs for an even better chocolatey hit!

What we loved: The ease of making
The flavour and the amazing texture of the chia seeds that almost magically plump up 
That there is no dairy or refined sugar anywhere near this dish
How self righteous we felt after 'having our cake and eating it too'! 
We were a little naughty and used just a dollop of Elgaar Double Cream once with this dessert - the cream really balanced out the Cacao and made this extra luscious!

What we didn't love: We prefer a thicker pudding texture so the second time we made this we used a half cup of seeds

*recipe courtesy of 'Model Chocolate' by Abigail O'Neill

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