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Sep 16, 2011 BY Joy McCarthy

Chia Chocolate Pudding with Local Peaches

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Guess what my lovelies? You can have this for breakfast, for a snack or for dessert! And it's ready in about five minutes. All you have to do is put 2 spoonfuls in a bowl and let it sit and work it's magic with hot water or any non-cow milk alternative ie. almond/brown rice/hemp milk.

The BEST effect of eating this chia pudding is the wonderful results it will have on your digestion. And I know this will make you joyous especially if you have trouble with your BM's (bowel movements). If you suffer from constipation or loose stools, are often bloated or the plumbing just doesn't seem optimal, then chia may very well because the answer you've been looking for (at least it's a starting point).

A little chia 101, then READ HERE for more about chia:

Chia is 100% gluten-free and Chia Goodness is raw.

Complete source of protein with ALL essential amino acids - the building block of every single cell in your joyous bod!

Fibre-dense. In fact more fibre than wheat bran and flaxseeds. (really wonderful for ppl with hard or dense stools - great for the elderly)

Source of omega-3s. One of the greatest plant sources of a fatty acid called alpha-linoleic acid (ALA).

Low in calories and high in nutrition: Source of calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, phosphorous, folic acid -- all important for cardiovascular, bone health, stress reduction, baby-making and more.

The chia I had for breakfast also included buckwheat, hemp, organic cacao, raw organic cacao nibs, dates and almonds. You can either buy this put together in one convenient package (see photo) or you can toss the ingredients together. I decided to use Ruth's Foods Chia Goodness. Here's how it works: Take 2 spoonfuls of Chocolate Chia Goodness and place into a cereal bowl while you boil some water.

Pour water over chia and let sit. How much water? Approx. 1/4 cup

Wait 3-5 minutes and give it a little stir.

Add your fresh fruit, in this case, I used fresh Ontario peaches. Hooray for local nutrient-dense food!

If you enjoy my recipes, I have even more here: http://www.joyoushealth.ca/category/recipes/ 

Sep 16, 2011 BY Joy McCarthy
10 Comments
Dorothy   •   September 16, 2011

If I don't have chocolate chia could I add some chocolate powder to the chia seeds and have the same result?

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Joy McCarthy   •   September 16, 2011

VeggieGirl   •   September 16, 2011

You're the one who got me to like chia, Joy! :)

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Joy McCarthy   •   September 16, 2011

jenny   •   September 26, 2011

how much i use of buckwheat,hemp,dates and almonds?

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Joy McCarthy   •   September 27, 2011

Success Story: Kinga – Bye Bye Allergies! | joyoushealth.ca   •   September 29, 2011

[...] let go of old habits and let new ones enter your life. It’s not a piece of cake (more like a meaty bowl of chia pudding), but rather… a lovely journey in getting to know yourself better. Kinga was a wonderful [...]

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3 Important Healthy Boob Tips | Blog 889   •   October 7, 2011

[...] just by adding chia seeds to their diet is astounding. Here is a great recipe for chia pudding: http://www.joyoushealth.ca/2011/09/16/chia-chocolate-pudding-with-local-peaches/ If you haven’t already done so, you need to get on the Chia Goodness bandwagon at breakie [...]

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Liz (formerly VeggieGirl)   •   August 10, 2012

You're the one who turned me on to chia seeds, so this is definitely a "must-make" recipe! :)

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Kendall   •   December 4, 2012

Hi Joy! Quick question about chia- most nights after dinner i have a craving for some "dessert" so I make a small bowl of kefir with organic berries and cinnamon. I normally add 1-2 tbsp. of chia and 1-2 tsp. of psyllium. I find that this snack really satisfies my dessert craving and it keeps me regular in the mornings :) I'm just wondering if ingesting small amounts of psyllium daily is ok? I just watched one of your videos about laxatives and how dangerous they are. I struggled with bloating for the longest time but won't ever go back to those chemical laxatives-YUCK! I know psyllium is natural but would you still consider it a laxative?

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