I love chia pudding - but my family? Not so much.
You see, when you finish a bowl of chia pudding and spend the rest of the day picking them out of your teeth, chances are you're not going to be in too much of a hurry to make it again when you already had to be convinced to try it in the first place.
This chia mousse, on the other hand? It needs no convincing.
But you might be thinking "hold up a second, that doesn't look so blended".... now friends, let me tell you what not to do when you make this recipe... especially when you're photographing said recipe for your blog.
Don't break your blender. Because your blended pudding will not be so blended when you try to use a stick mixer instead :P But hey, it did a pretty good job all things considered!
But look past the not so perfect pictures and try this recipe for yourself - I promise you won't regret it.
Whether you top it with fresh strawberries or whipped cream (whipped coconut cream is awesome with this) or a dollop of your favourite nut butter, it's seriously delicious.... and you'll find yourself making it over and over again... and now you know why my blender broke :P
But let me share the recipe with you! >>
Vegan Blended Chia Chocolate Mousse Recipe serves one, easily multiplied
gluten free, vegan, healthy, clean eating recipe, sugar free,
dairy free, egg free, grain free, nut free
2 tbsp (20g) chia seeds
1 tbsp (7g) unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp-1 tbsp maple syrup (depending on how sweet you like things)
1/2 cup milk of your choice (almond, coconut, dairy, soy all work!)
- Place all of your ingredients in a jar or bowl, mixing to combine before leaving the mix to thicken for an hour or so (I usually make it up the night before and pop it in the fridge!).
- Once your chia seeds have swollen up and absorbed the liquid, blend them in your food processor, blender or magic bullet (I find a magic bullet style mini blender works best!) until smooth.
- Serve immediately with toppings of your choice!
How easy is that! No fuss, just thicken, blend and enjoy!
But tell me, what's one "healthy food" you just can't wrap your head around?
And are your family keen to try healthy recipes/foods or do they need some persuasion too?