This post is sponsored by Creative Nature Superfoods. All opinions expressed here are my own.
I have a new favorite favorite way to eat chia seeds, and I’ve also found a new favorite chia seed and cacao nib brand! Creative Nature Superfoods.
This company generously sent me some samples to try out their products. I was ecstatic and super excited to try out their cacao powder and chia seeds, but when the package arrived, I saw that they’d given me a few of their colorfully-packaged superfood bars as well – which seriously made my day. So far, I’ve tried ‘Tropical Treat’ and ‘Sublime Seed’ (saving the chocolate one for last, of course…), and they’re both incredibly delicious.
Their superfood bars are cold-pressed bars that are great, healthy on-the-go snacks. They’re made purely out of natural ingredients, with no added sugars, syrups, sweeteners or other unhealthy additives. They’re also free from gluten, dairy, wheat, soya, nuts, and GMO. Overall, these bars are absolutely perfect.
As for the chia seeds, well, chia seeds are naturally nutrient powerhouses. Low in calories, but full of protein, fibre, and other essential nutrients that keep you feeling full for a sustained period of time. Honestly one of the best superfoods ever!
I used both their chia seeds and cacao powder in this recipe.
If you want to recreate this recipe with the same ingredients as I did, ensuring that your tastes just as delicious as mine, you can buy your ingredients at www.creativenaturesuperfoods.co.uk and get 10% off with the discount code CHIAC10.
Anyways, continuing with the recipe.
This isn’t just your average chia pudding. There are tons of chia pudding recipes. Don’t get me wrong, those are delicious, but this one is a chia mousse. I love chia pudding now, but when I had my first one, I couldn’t finish it. Not because of the flavor, but because of the texture. It just felt weird, but now, I’ve gotten used to it and I love chia pudding.
This recipe starts off as any old chia pudding recipe, but the trick is to blend it.
Chia seeds generally form a liquid-y gel around them, so when you blend the whole thing up for long enough, it becomes this beautifully smooth and perfectly thick mousse, which I found to be super decadent. It’s a million times healthier than a regular chocolate mousse, yet tastes just as delicious!
What are you waiting for? Head over to Creative Nature Superfoods and grab some cacao powder and chia seeds, getting 10% off your orders with the discount code CHIAC10!
Notes: You will probably need to adjust the liquid content (water/coconut milk) of the mousse. This is partially due to different thickness of coconut milk and how much liquid your chia seeds absorb, and also so that you can have a mousse of your desired thickness.
Chocolate Chia Mousse
Makes 1 serving
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 6 tablespoons coconut milk lite
- 1 tablespoon honey or agave syrup
- Water (start with 2 tbsp, but add more as needed)
- Toppings (I used flourless chocolate fudge avocado brownies (recipe coming soon!), unsweetened shredded coconut, and cacao nibs)
- In a small bowl/jar, stir together the chia seeds and cacao powder. Add in the coconut milk, honey/agave, and water, and stir until combined
- Cover with plastic wrap (if using a bowl) and place in fridge for at least 30 minutes (or overnight), until it thickens and the chia seeds have absorbed all the liquid
- Place in blender and blend until smooth, adding water as needed
- Transfer into bowl or cup and top with flourless chocolate fudge avocado brownies (recipe coming soon!), unsweetened shredded coconut, and cacao nibs