Mini Chia & Blueberry Chocolate Pots (vegan + low sugar)

chia b potsPerfect for parties, picnics, and when you’re looking to serve something as a healthy option at your next get-together. These nutritious little pots are full of fibre, plant based protein, antioxidants, healthy fats and are a great low sugar dessert, breakfast or snack. If you’re going to eat this for breakfast, simply store a large jar or bowl of it in the fridge and use as needed throughout the week.

When mixed with liquid, chia seeds absorb the fluid and swell up, making them more filling and satisfying, and also keeping the digestive tract happy by helping ‘move things along’ if you know what I mean…. To make the mixture thinner or thicker in consistency, all you need to do is alter the amount of liquid you add. If these aren’t all devoured straight away, they’ll keep well in the fridge for a few days.

INGREDIENTS

(makes around 20 small pots. Can also be used to serve 4 / 5 people as a small bowl dessert).

  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder or raw cacao
  • 1 large handful fresh or frozen blueberries
  • Optional: a sweetener such as maple syrup, honey or stevia
  • To add more crunch: coconut chips, cacao nibs, crumbled dark chocolate

METHOD

In a large bowl or jug, add the chia seeds and cocoa or cacao powder and mix

Add the milk and stir well, and finally add the coconut oil, blueberries and any other ingredients you’re using

Mix well for a couple of minutes – you may notice the ingredients already start to thicken up slightly. Add more milk if needed.

Once mixed and everything is evenly combined, store in the fridge or a cool cupboard overnight or for at least a few hours

The next day, spoon the mixture into small pots (I used shot glasses) and top with desiccated coconut, chocolate shavings or more berries

Enjoy!

 

 

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