Tropical Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is SO easy to make, it literally comes together in minutes. I prefer it once it has set overnight in the fridge but you don’t have to wait that long (that’s why i have put 4 – 12 h in the cook time bracket) . Chia seeds are packed with fiber, essential fats, and calcium to boot!

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Mango is one of my favorite fruits and absolutely easy to find here in Hong Kong and Macau – in fact – Southeast Asia. It’s high in sugar, like most fruit from the tropics and has many nutritional benefits. Mango is great for the skin as it is loaded with antioxidants. It also fights breast and colon cancers and has vision protecting properties.

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Mango Chia pudding
Serves 2
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
12 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
12 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 sweet and juicy mangoes
  2. 1 cup of coconut milk
  3. 2 pitted dates
  4. 1/4 cup chia seeds
  5. 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  6. 1/2 cup of raw nuts and seeds
Instructions
  1. Start blending the mango until you have a thick sauce.
  2. Pour the mango sauce evenly into 2 glasses or bowls. Set in the fridge.
  3. Blend the coconut milk and two dates until smooth.
  4. Pour the sweetened milk into a small mixing bowl.
  5. Stir the milk, chia seeds, and vanilla until it becomes a thick pudding. Stir constantly for 3-4 minutes then let stand for about 5 minutes to thicken.
  6. Pour the chia mixture on top of the mango sauce in even portions.
  7. Allow to set overnight.
  8. Be sure to cover if you are storing over 1 day, it lasts 4 days in the fridge, covered.
  9. Serve with chopped nuts.
Notes
  1. If you have difficulty with tropical fruits like Mango, you can substitute with a fruit of your choice in this recipe. Fresh or frozen will work here. The consistency should be like a thick smoothie.
  2. If there is too much liquid in the mango portion it will not set up at all. If you are having issues add 1/4 cup of raw coconut meat, that should for sure make it set up and I’ve made it like that many times.
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Raw Vegan Cacao Energy Bars

It doesn’t come as a surprise that we need healthy snacks at home. Both Hubby and I workout everyday, we need energy to take care our sweetie pies and keep it up with their pace plus we need the focus to do our job.

With all these demands, i am dedicating every Sunday to develop and try new recipes. For 5 Sundays in a row i’ve been working around guilt free desserts and snacks…Some turned out pretty impressive, others not so….One of the best parts of cooking and specially on Sundays is that Sienna can help…”Mommy, Sienna help” she repeats over and over. It is so important to involve your kids in everything you do and specially when cooking healthy foods…

These convenient nutrition of these yummy bars has made a staple in my kitchen…It’s definitely the best grab-and-go snack. You can enjoy it as a mid morning or afternoon snack, or as a dessert too. Needless to say that in 15 minutes you have your end result before you. You just need to add 30min + for refrigeration.

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Pair it with your favourite Sattva Juiery Cold Pressed Juice and make it THE snack!!!

Raw Vegan Cacao Energy Bar
Serves 8
Delicious bars with the best of the superfoods available!!
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 15 soft Medjool dates (pits removed)
  2. 1/4 cup raw almonds
  3. 1/4 cup raw cashews
  4. 1/4 cacao powder
  5. 3 tbsp cacao nibs
  6. 6 tbsp hemp seeds
  7. 1 tbsp chia seeds
  8. 2 tsp maca powder
  9. 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
  10. 2 tbsp raw nuts/seeds
  11. 1/4 cup of raisins
  12. 1/2 tsp cold water - just in case you need
Instructions
  1. Grind all ingredients together in the food processor except for the last 2 tbsp raw nuts/seeds and the 1/4 cup of raisins, until a coarse dough has formed.
  2. Stop the machine and check the consistency (need to stick together easily - otherwise will crumble).
  3. Add a tiny amount of water if the dough is too dry.
  4. Blend again until the desired sickness is achieved.
  5. Add the last 2 tbsp raw nuts/seeds and dried fruits and pulse several times until just coarsely chopped
  6. Place a large sheet of plastic wrap on a flat surface and spill out the dough on top.
  7. Gather into a solid mass in the centre then use the sides of the plastic to wrap over the dough really tight.Press, pound and shape it into a rectangle aprox. 1 inch
  8. Place bar in the freezer for 30min before cutting
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