Choosing Raw Offers Plant-Based Diet Help: Mocha Chia Pudding Recipe shows proof
By Joanne Eglash on July 07, 2014
Can raw food taste good? That's the question we asked when we came across the new cookbook and nutrition guide "Choosing Raw: Making Raw Foods Part of the Way You Eat."
Gena Hamshaw's own search for health concluded in a plant-based diet. She answers questions for those dubious about the virtues of veganism and provides over 100 recipes.
The preface is by Kris Carr,author of "Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It!" and "Crazy Sexy Kitchen: 150 Plant-Empowered Recipes to Ignite a Mouthwatering Revolution."
Try a recipe from the book below. And the answer to that question about taste? Proof is in the pudding recipe below.
MOCHA MACA CHIA PUDDING
Maca has a sweet, nutty, and slightly malty flavor. It tends to pair very well with sweet foods, and I enjoy it in chocolate, in puddings, and in smoothies. In this dish, maca meets a touch of espresso and chocolate, which keeps the flavor very subtle. Because maca is gently stimulating, this dish is a fantastic morning wake-up call. If you think that the combination of maca plus espresso is too strong for you, feel free to use decaf espresso powder.
MAKES 2 SERVINGS
2 cups homemade almond milk
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or agave nectar
4 tablespoons raw cacao (or unsweetened cocoa) powder
2 teaspoons maca
1 tablespoon instant espresso
6 tablespoons chia seeds
1. Blend the almond milk, maple syrup, cacao powder, maca, and espresso in a blender until smooth.
2. Pour the mixture over the chia seeds in a medium mixing bowl and stir. Allow the pudding to sit for a minute, then stir again. Continue to stir once every 8 to 10 minutes for 30 minutes.
3. Let the pudding sit, refrigerated, for a few hours. Serve with fresh berries.
Stored in an airtight container, the pudding will keep for up to 4 days.
From "Choosing Raw: Making Raw Foods Part of the Way You Eat" by Gena Hamshaw. Reprinted with permission from Da Capo Lifelong, © 2014
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