This is the mother of all delicious indulgent healthy breakies in my eyes. Its almost as easy as pouring rice bubbles, milk and sugar into a bowl and one million times better for you. It is busting with good sustained energy, antioxidants and fibre that will have you floating through your day on a chocolaty cloud.
Some of the facts about the naturally occurring goodness in this delight are:
Bananas: Honestly, where do I start. Bananas are SO good for you. They are high in tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin — the “happy-mood” brain neurotransmitter. Bananas are also packed with fibre and good sugars giving you sustained energy, the perfect pre activity snack. They are also known to increase your quality of sleep with a high dose of potassium. This is just the tip of the iceberg though, they are an incredible all rounder. You know, good at art, maths and sport. Would have be the fruit and veggie world’s school captain.
Cacao powder is incredibly high in antioxidants which fight free radicals (The “badies” in the body). Antioxidants are basically nature’s anti-ageing medicine. Raspberries are also high in antioxidants.
Chia seeds are amazing. I am a massive fan of chia seeds especially as most of the chia seeds you will find in Australia and loads around the world are grown in Western Australia. They pack a protein and good omega punch and are incredible in assisting everything from digestion to improving and healing, skin and giving you amazing hair, nails and eyes. Plus, Kelly Slater LOVES them and he’s a pretty cool dude!
So lets hop to it. Here is the easy recipe for your scrumptious chocolate breakfast pudding:
You will need:
3-4 Ripe bananas, 2 frozen and 1-2 ripe if possible
300ml coconut milk or nut/grain milk of choice (suggestions/alternatives: rice, organic soy, almond or oat)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup raspberries (frozen or unfrozen)
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
All you need to do:
Add the almond milk, 2 frozen bananas, cacao powder, vanilla and chia seeds to your high speed blender or food processor, start on low speed and increase speed until thoroughly combined and a creamy consistency.
Pour into a bowl, slice up remaining banana and add to the bowl, sprinkle with crushed raspberries and garnish with a few fresh mint leaves.
Perfect easy two step recipe to impress someone special with you mad health food skills!
Chio for now