Enjoy Chocolate For Breakfast With Avocado & Cacao Chia Pudding

Chocolate for breakfast? You bet! For this recipe, we combine creamy avocado, chia seeds, and tasty cacao to make a fiber-packed parfait. Who knew breakfast could be this good? 

Photo & recipe taken from: http://www.theironyou.com/

Ingredients

Serves:4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  • Toppings: walnuts, almonds, banana slices, etc.

 

Directions

  1. Combine all of your ingredients into a blender, and blend until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Place your mix into parfait cups and allow them to sit in the refrigerator for a half hour so that the chia seeds may thicken.
  3. Garnish your parfait with your desired topping before serving.
  4. Enjoy!

Benefits

Cacao:

Raw cacao is a rich source of antioxidants, monosaturated fats, cholesterol-free saturated fats, minerals, fiber, natural carbohydrates, and protein. It contains Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, and E, and is actually one of the highest plant-based sources of magnesium, which improves heart function, lowers blood pressure, helps improve blood flood, turns glucose into energy, reduces plaque in the arteries, and can even promote muscle relaxation.

Additionally, Cacao contains an abundance of other minerals such as calcium, sulfur, zinc, iron, copper, chromium, potassium, manganese, amino acids, Omega 6 fatty acids, as well as a heart-healthy fat known as oleic acid. Cacao is especially high in antioxidants which protect the nervous system and help the body improve deficiencies and physiological problems. 

Cacao has been said to help improve not only physical health, but mental health, as studies have shown that is can actually raise serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain - providing feelings of happiness, contentment, and overall well-being. It also has the ability to increase our endorphins, which reduce stress and pain.


Coconut Oil: 

Our organic, virgin coconut oil is processed by centrifuging. This means that it has never been bleached or exposed to temperatures which break down the nutrients in the oil. The centrifuging process also allows our oil to retain its rich coconut aroma. With Moringa Source coconut oil, you can be confident that you have the purest, healthiest coconut oil available.

Coconut oil works to boost the immune system, and is full of healthy fats such as caprylic acid, lauric acid, and capric acid, which provide a healthy source of energy, help increase healthy cholesterol, and help to convert bad cholesterol into good cholesterol. It is antiviral, anti-fungal, and antibacterial, and has been found to aid in weight loss and appetite reduction. It is also high in antioxidants which help to reduce inflammation for those suffering from problems like arthritis.

Studies have shown that coconut oil can help prevent liver damage, and heal urinary and kidney infections, because it works as a natural antibiotic against harmful bacteria. Additionally, it has been found that coconut oil helps to improve the memory of those suffering from illnesses like Alzheimer's.

 

Raw Organic Honey: 

Honey helps to optimize the metabolism, speeding it up so that fat is burned and energy is used more efficiently. Our livers also love honey because it supports their work in detoxifying our bodies.

Packed with beneficial flavinoids, amino acids, and immune-boosting antioxidants, raw honey is also an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory. It contains certain vitamins, minerals, and trace enzymes that refined honey does not. Raw honey has been found to help regulate both blood sugar and glycogen levels, as well as help our bodies better absorb calcium. It is an all-natural energy booster, as it contains roughly 17 grams of good carbohydrates per tablespoon. The best part? It's cholesterol-free, sodium-free, and fat-free!

 

Avocados:

Avocados are rich in healthy fats and minerals. They contain oleic acid, which may help to reduce inflammation, and their high fiber and potassium content may contribute to weight loss, improved metabolic health, and reduced blood pressure.

Avocados are rich in vitamins K, C, B5, B6, and E, as well as the antioxidants Lutein and Zeaxanthin, which are necessary to eye health. They help the body produce a naturally-occurring chemical called glutathione, which is necessary for proper liver cleansing. The best part? They contain no cholesterol, no sodium, and they are low in saturated fat.

 

Chia Seeds:

Chia seeds are the perfect breakfast ingredient because they fill you up without weighing you down. Made up of 40% fiber and containing high quality protein, they are very effective in promoting weight loss. Chia seeds contain various micro-nutrients and minerals like calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus, which aid in bone health. Additionally, they are a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids.


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