This easy and delicious Paleo Mocha Chia Pudding is a healthy treat worth getting out of bed for! With only real food ingredients, and naturally sweetened, it’s a wonderful thing to wake up to.
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When you’re the only one in your family who can’t eat “normal” gluten-free food, you get creative. I’m sure plenty of you understand and know what I mean.
One of my favorite “I can’t eat what you’re eating” meals is chia pudding. It’s easy to make and soooo delicious. At least if you love pudding… and chia seeds. Both of which I happen to enjoy.
Dessert for breakfast.
In fact, chia pudding is such a delicious treat to me, that I make it as treat-like as possible, whenever possible. Like making it taste like eggnog, or a mocha.
This paleo mocha chia pudding is like eating a dessert for breakfast! And if you would rather eat it as a dessert after a meal, that’s fine by me. But I prefer to eat my dessert in the morning so that I have all day to… uh… wear it off.
Not that chia pudding needs to be worn off. 😉 The coffee in it might, though.
A new convert.
Yes, one thing that makes this mocha chia pudding a better breakfast that dessert later on is the coffee. I don’t know about you, but I cannot have coffee after around 3 or 4 or I’m gonna be up waaaayyyy too late for my own good. Or anybody else’s good.
I haven’t been drinking coffee very long, just since being pregnant with #6, actually. It never seemed to help wake me up before now. But boy oh boy, it sure helps me when I’m pregnant! And thanks to the healing I’ve done on the GAPS Intro Diet, it no longer affects me negatively, like it used to.
Yeah, I used to be allergic coffee. If you can’t handle it either, I’m sure this would taste great with an herbal coffee blend. Otherwise, enjoy the caffeinated kick in the morning!
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Easy Paleo Mocha Chia Pudding
Free of gluten, grain, dairy, eggs, and refined sugar.
- 1/4 c. chia seeds
- 2 T. cocoa powder
- 1/2 t. grass-fed gelatin
- dash sea salt
- 1/2 c. organic coffee
- 1/2 c. coconut milk (I used my homemade coconut milk)
- 3-4 T. honey
- 1/2 t. vanilla (optional, but good!)
In a pint-sized jar, whisk together dry ingredients.
Stir in liquid ingredients, cover, and stick in the fridge for about 8 hours.
Mix well, sprinkle with shredded chocolate, if desired (why not?) and enjoy!
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