This recipe is a great morning energy booster and packed with the superfood chia seeds!
Chia’s health benefits are wide reaching and broad. Enjoy a sweet treat in the morning knowing you’re giving your body all the goodness of antioxidants, minerals, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamin B1 and B3, zinc, magnesium, iron and the list goes on!
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup dairy free milk such as oat or coconut
¼ cup chia seeds
To preference – Fresh berries, fruit, whipped topping, Greek yogurt
In a medium size bowl, add the cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, dairy free milk, and chia seeds. Whisk together until all ingredients are combined.
Tip: Mix the maple syrup, cocoa, and vanilla first making to create a kind of paste. Add the milk/chia last so the cocoa blends much easier with the milk.
Leave the mixture in the bowl for 15 minutes without stirring, allowing the chia seeds to gel. After 15 minutes, whisk it together again.
Cover the bowl, place it in the fridge overnight, or at least 4 hours.
Remove from fridge in the morning and serve with garnish of choice.