Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hell-O it's not Jell-O

Last night I was experimenting with creating a super healthy, yet super delicious dessert/snack. My initial thought was a healthy Paleo Ice Cream, but I don't have an ice cream machine yet (pending Christmas present). So what's the next best thing? Yogurt? Pudding? Yup!

Warning folks: If you choose to make the following recipe, know that you will probably become addicted. It's simple and fast to make and you will be scarfing it down in no time.

Here is what you'll need:

The Basics:
3 Tablespoons chia seeds
1 Tablespoon hot water
1 Can of coconut milk
1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 Teaspoon cinnamon

1 Tablespoon cocoa nibs
Add berries and raw coconut after chilled

1 Tablespoon honey
2 Tablespoons chopped walnuts
2 Tablespoons dark chocolate chips


Throw into a bowl, mix, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours (to allow for the chia sees to absorb liquid). *over night is best. Devour. I'm not joking, it really is that easy.

Favorite things about this recipe: 
  • Easy 
  • Delectable
  • Adjustable to your taste
  • No guilt if you eat too much
  • Good source for omega-3s
  • Extremely satisfying (will not leave you craving)
Spins on the dish:

DeliaMiah: Heat up the coconut milk to the chia seeds faster (warm gooey goodness).
GoJenGo: "Love the primal pudding - I've been making a pumpkin pie version for a while by adding a few spices - cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg, and even a tbsp of pureed pumpkin. A few drops of vanilla stevia sweeten it perfectly. Yesterday, I added a handful of pork rinds to it and it was like pumpkin pie bread pudding. YUM!!"

I know it's not the most handsome creation, but neither is hash or chicken fried steak and we still love 'em! Can't wait to go home and have some 'Hell-O it's not Jell-O' (or Paleo Pudding) for lunch!