Easy & healthy spiced chocolate chia seed pudding

There’s just something about going to bed knowing that when you wake up a delicious, healthy and easy breakfast will be sitting there just waiting to greet you. It puts a little spring in my step in the morning when my alarm goes off (and by my alarm, I mean my husband’s).

Last night I whipped out one of my trusty mason jars and a few ingredients I had in my pantry and put together this oh-so-delicious and good for you spiced-chocolate chia seed pudding. It’s so ridiculously simple and good I see no reason why I can’t have it every morning!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. 2/3 a cup of organic chia seeds
  2. 2 cups of almond, soy or coconut milk
  3. 1 vanilla pod or organic vanilla bean paste
  4. date syrup or honey to taste
  5. 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  6. 2 cloves
  7. 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

How to get it done, son:

  • Grab yourself a mason jar or an air-tight container.
  • Dump all aforementioned ingredients in said container.
  • Mix well.
  • Shut container and throw into the fridge.
  • Leave in fridge overnight.
  • In the morning, take out of fridge, plop into bowl and add whatever the heck you feel like adding.
  • Voila! You’re good to go!

You’re going to love this recipe. I promise.

I mean:

  • Chocolate. Check.
  • Cinnamon. Check.
  • Easy recipe. Check.
  • Healthy. Check.
  • Quick. Check.

What more could you possibly want?

Go straight-up bananas with me and give this easy raw, vegan breakfast bowl of goodness a try and let me know how it goes.

Oh, and add me on Instagram!

 

 

Sometimes, I just don’t like the lighting inside my house and dangle out the window to get some good natural lighting. And sometimes, my neighbors see me and think I’m cray-cray.

On a different note, had these wholewheat tortillas with labneh, avocado and smoked salmon for a late breakfast!

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Making some #nicecream for breakfast since I’ve got lots of super ripe bananas on hand.

This right here is a swirl of two kinds: a blueberry and raspberry coconut milk nice cream and a cinnamon and banana frozen yogurt. Sounds like a mouthful, but all you’ve got to do is throw the ingredients in a blender and plate the way you want.

Let’s get this day started, shall we?

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Breakfast this fine Friday morning is healthy peanut butter pancakes, a sweet potato, spinach and feta omelette, banana smoothies and some steaming hot coffee.

Oh yes.

Recipe for these pancakes is up on the blog.

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Breakfast in bed is a good old bowl of strawberry nice cream topped with fresh blue berries and strawberries, chia seeds, granola and coconut.

#yes #nicecream #straightupbananas #yum #delicious #breakfast #breakfastinbed #eat #vegan #raw #rawvegan #veganfoodlovers #bestoftheday #bestofvegan #happy #love #food #fresh #smoothie #dubai (at Dubai,UAE)

Weekends are for lounging around in bed till noon and having hearty breakfasts for two.

#foodgasm #yum #delicious #hungry #eat #food #foodporn #breakfast #breakfastinbed #straightupbananas #gloobyfood #feedfeed #eggs #avocadotoast #avocado #avo #fit #thin #healthy #fitness (at Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

This mornings breakfast on the balcony is sautéed baby spinach topped with scrambled eggs and a bit of goats cheese on top of fibre crackers. A little boost of protein to get us through the day. ☺

My garden is in full bloom, and I couldn’t be happier! 🌻🌼🌹🌸

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Gooooood morning!

Today’s breakfast is some cinnamon spiced coffee with scrambled eggs, dill, avocado and some olives on fibre crackers.

God, I love long weekends!

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Guilt-free healthy peanut butter pancakes

‘Twas the night before the New Year, when all through the house                     Everyone woke up with a sweet tooth, especially my spouse                               We experimented in the kitchen and desperately searched online                     Till we found THE perfect pancake recipe. Now we’re building it a shrine.

It’s that time of year again. December 31st. New year’s eve. The day where you sit contemplating the year that has passed and dreaming of ways the coming year will be better–how you will be better. 

My resolution’s have added up to the following list below. A year from now, I’m going to read this post again and see just how many of the things have been crossed out from the list. (I’m OK Googling a reminder as we speak read/write)

I’m going to:

  1. Focus on the blog a lot more
  2. Work out more
  3. Focus on my Spanish
  4. Focus on my newly found business
  5. More yoga
  6. More salsa
  7. Travel (I won’t say more, lest the travel Gods spite me for my ingratitude)

You know…all the cliches. lol


Anyhoo, back to the real star of the show. The reason you clicked on this recipe after you saw the picture above or on my Instagram account.

I found this recipe on Minimalist Baker and added my own twists to it. It is most definitely a recipe worth keeping in you repertoire. Especially if you, or any of your loved ones, is afflicted with the want for the fluffy discs of yum. Just look at these babies!

Would you believe me if I told you these fluffy beauties doused in organic peanut butter and maple syrup were sugar free, gluten free, butter free, transfat free…basically free of anything that would hurt your Temple! Healthy, quick and easy this recipe is an absolute keeper!


Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. ½ cup of milk (coconut, cow’s, almond, soy)
  2. 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon of milled flaxseeds mixed with 2 tablespoons of water) (If you don’t have flax, just use a regular egg)
  3. 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil
  4. 1 tablespoon of maple syrup or honey
  5. 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  6. ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  7. 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  8. a pinch of sea salt
  9. ¾ a cup of organic oat flour 

Here’s how you get it done, son:

  1. Mix the coconut oil, maple syrup, baking powder, baking soda, peanut butter and salt together. Incorporate well with a whisk.
  2. Add milk to the mixture and mix really really well.
  3. Add flaxseed egg and oat flour and mix until just combined.
  4. Let the mixture rest on your stove for a good 5-7 minutes (this is what will make it fluffy!)
  5. While the mixture is resting, mix 2 tablespoons of peanut butter with maple syrup and warm water.  Mix until it forms a loose mixture that you can drizzle on top of the warm pancakes when ready. Keep adding water little by little till you get the consistency you want.
  6. Heat a griddle pan on medium heat.
  7. Drizzle with coconut oil so the pancakes don’t stick.
  8. Throw a dollop (¼ cup) of the batter and let fry on one side until golden, then flip and let cook another minute.
  9. Stack the pancakes and cover with your gooey warm peanut butter mixture.

At this point, you’re going to want to gather every single ingredient in your mind that goes well with peanut butter. Sliced bananas, jam, organic chocolate sauce–the possibilities are endless!

I cannot stress enough how much of a killer this recipe is! They’re so quick and easy to make (the whole shabang needs no more than 15 minutes). They’re so healthy and good for you and they taste like HEAVEN!

Go straight-up bananas with me and give this easy, quick and healthy recipe a shot. All ingredients could easily be found in any supermarket in Dubai. It’s not rocket science, I swear. They sound a lot fancier and complicated than they are. I promise!

Oh, and since you’re here…why not follow me on Instagram

Okay. Bye.

So…this just happened.

I made the fluffiest, tastiest and healthiest pancakes I’ve ever had.

No butter, no sugar and no flour.

Ladies and gentleman, I give to you peanut butter and maple syrup pancakes. Recipe will be up on the blog later on today! So exciting!

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