Parents are the ultimate role model for their children. So many aspects of who are parents are, impact our lives in many ways. There behaviors, mannerisms, personality traits, likes & dislikes, and so on. This can be both a positive and a negative.
On a positive note (or this could be a negative), my mom has passed on to me her chocolate loving tendencies. This could potentially be a huge problem if I don't demonstrate self control. One of my mom's favorite chocolate combinations is chocolate and raspberry. There are several more I will save for another day, but today we will focus on this tempting combination.
I had just made a batch of Coconut Flour Brownies which happen to be my favorite brownie recipe. I honestly think you could have one of those for breakfast and feel no guilt! I also had some fresh raspberries on hand so of course I was drawn to the idea of combining them. Often times when a thought like this enters my head, my brain goes into overdrive and I start thinking of creative ways to put ingredients together.
Now comes the chia. Have you ever had chia with a piece of cake, bar, or sweet bread? Oh my goodness...it really brings it to another level. So that's what inspired me to create this undeniably decadent treat. Of course you will need to have a batch of Coconut Flour Brownies on hand. You obviously won't need them all just for this recipe so you can enjoy the remainder however you chose. I'm sure you won't put up a fuss about that! Or freeze them for later use.
Then you will whip a batch of raspberry chia pudding. Remember, you will need at least 6 hours for it to set. I recommend just doing this the day before. I'm not kidding when I say this, but I actually think you could get away with this for breakfast! But it makes an amazing dessert and I have no doubt it will keep you coming back for more. This recipe serves 2.
1/2 cup homemade almond milk
1 cup fresh organic raspberries, divided
3 Tbs chia seeds
1 Tbs maple syrup
1. Bake a batch of Coconut Flour Brownies.
2. Put almond milk, 1/2 cup raspberries, and 1 Tbs maple syrup in your high speed blender and blend until smooth.
3. In a jar, add 3 Tbs chia seeds. Then add mixture from blender.
4. Shake well until all ingredients are blended. Then place jar into the refrigerator.
5. In about an hour, shake your jar again. If any chia seeds have clumped together towards the bottom, use a spoon to loosen them up and shake well.
6. In about 6 hours your chia pudding will be ready. All you will do now is build your decadent treat making the brownie your base layer, next divide the raspberry chia pudding into the two serving dishes, and finally, add the remaining raspberries to the top of each serving. You can also add some shredded coconut, raw cacao nibs, or any combination of nuts and seeds to your topping. Enjoy!