Day 149 - Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia.
Day 149 - Hey you. It's Saturday! Who wants to create something delicious? Me! Me! Me! How about something that involves lots of chocolate? Me! Me! Me! How about something healthy? (insert crickets noise here). Healthy? How can chocolate and health go hand in hand? Well, funny you should ask that question. If you are looking to create some indulgence with less guilt, I have a pretty delicious recipe to start Saturday.
This week has been full of creating in the kitchen and whipping up healthy food. I guess you could say I am working on creating a more healthy body and mind. Studies show that the food we eat plays a big part in our mental well being and chocolate can actually be a passive source of revenue. Ok, I lied about that last part but I bet you are paying attention now.
Maybe to get your attention more, let's remember the Chia Pet commercials from the 80's. Here is a refresher:
It turns out chia seeds are great for selling novelty items at Walgreens and chia seeds are also a super food. That is to say, there is an incredible amount of nutrition packed into a tiny little seed. Chia seeds are high in fiber, magnesium and protein. Let's use these little super heroes today and whip up a batch of super dark chia seed chocolate mousse.
Ch-Ch-Chia Chocolate Mousse
Makes 4 servings
- 1 cup coconut cream
- 1 cup water
- 2/3 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup coco powder
- Berries or other garnish (optional)
Step 1: In a bowl combine coconut cream, water, chia seeds, honey, vanilla and coco powder. Whisk till smooth. Pour into four individual bowls and cover. Let set for 10 min to overnight.
Step 2: Serve with berries or other garnish. Enjoy!
Well, what do you think about chia seeds? Drop me a note and let me know how you like the mousse. I need to get back to creating ways to combine eating chocolate and making money. See you tomorrow chia pets!