Saturday, January 28, 2012

Chocolate 'Peanut Butter' Chia Mousse

I'll share another way I use and eat up that amazing chia seed. This time it is more of a dessert. Or a snack or whatever you want to make up of. It is a simple 5 ingredient treat- nothing too crazy- Just a few simple ingredients to whip up and enjoy! There is nothing real inventive with this recipe. Just pairing together a few great flavors to enjoy together. Who doesn't like a little peanut butter (or sunbutter) and cocoa? Some call it the perfect couple. Addicting. Satisfying. And divine. 
Chocolate Chia Mousse Recipe
1 1/2 cup of So Delicious coconut milk beverage (or other non-dairy milk beverage)
1/3 cup of chia seed gel*
1/4-1/3 cup of natural sunflower seed butter (or natural peanut butter)
12-15 drops of vanilla stevia (NuNaturals)
2 TB of raw cacao powder (or baking cocoa works too)

*chia-gel 'recipe'
1. Grind 1 cup of chia seeds in a magic bullet, Vitamix, or smaller food processor (using a blade you would normally use to grind other seeds or whole grains).
2. Pour the chia seed meal into a quart-sized mason jar that you have a secure top for.
3. Fill the rest of the quart jar with pure water (about 2 cups).
4. Shake up the jar and let sit in the fridge ready for use.

In a high powered blender, blend all of the ingredients and then pour into 1 large or 2 smaller glasses to serve up. Super simple and super healthy and delicious. Maybe even better for you than a sugar filled yogurt pick-me-up. This is packed full of greatness to keep you mind and body moving. 

fresh or frozen berries
shredded coconut
mini chocolate chips

This recipe picture is a little bit more 'grainy' than when I have made it again and again. If you whip up all of the ingredients in a high powered blender then you will have more of a creamy and whipped up mousse-like texture. Or, just whip it by hand with a whisk if you like it a little more crunchy. A little bit more domesticated and rustic. This is power food. Lots of protein, energy, and yes, it could be called dessert :)
Much love and light to you today! I hope you have a relaxing weekend ahead of you...


  1. This _does_ look divine! Can't wait to make it - perhaps breakfast? :)

  2. Jonathan- This would be a great and divine breakfast treat :) Enjoy!