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Chocolate chia pudding


Chocolate Chia Pudding Who doesn't love chocolate pudding? To follow up my blogs on the Cardiovascular Benefits of Cocoa, and Chia Seeds, I wanted to include a few recipes that included each. This recipe conveniently uses both ingredients! Chia pudding in some form is popular in the world of plant-based eating because it is typically prepared quickly and easily, is nutrient dense, and tastes great. The base of most recipes includes some form of nut milk and chia seeds which serve to thicken the milk to the consistency of pudding. These can be a great breakfast substitution for yogurt [...]

Chocolate chia pudding2018-04-22T22:59:18+00:00

The Cardiovascular Benefits of Cacao


"Cacao is a Health Food!" During a recent visit to Costa Rica, I somewhat reluctantly took a day off from high adrenaline activities to visit a family run Cacao plantation. As it turns out, this was one of the highlights of my vacation. Surrounded by cacao trees with their colorful pods dangling, one of the farm's proud owners walked us through the process of creating chocolate. As if he needed an additional marketing strategy to convince us to become chocolate lovers, he proclaimed cacao to have many health benefits. I began to wonder if these health benefits were robust enough [...]

The Cardiovascular Benefits of Cacao2018-07-01T17:50:51+00:00

Double Chocolate Chip Tahini Brownies


Double Chocolate Chip Tahini Brownies Consuming cacao can lower blood pressure and cholesterol, improve control of diabetes, and function as an antioxidant. Read more on the cardiovascular benefits of cocoa. While I typically get my daily fix by sprinkling raw cacao nibs on various foods, I am always searching for interesting, healthy recipes that incorporate cocoa. I've never been much of a baker, but recently have seen some unique plant-based chocolate brownie recipes. While I wouldn't consider dessert a health food, these decadently fudgy brownies will more than satisfy your sweet tooth, and are definitely better for you than the [...]

Double Chocolate Chip Tahini Brownies2018-04-25T00:52:26+00:00