Sunday, April 21, 2013

{clean} Chocolate Chia Pops

These are a big hit from kids to adults. They are simple to make and are packed with superfoods (Chia seeds and Cacao Nibs). Chia seeds are a great source of Omega 3's and high in antioxidants (much higher than flaxseeds even). They are also high in fiber and protein.  Cacoa Nibs are an excellent source of antioxidants as well.  They are also known to be one of the highest dietary sources of magnesium. 

I will have these on hand often through the Spring - Fall months. 

{clean} Chocolate Chia Pops

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or filtered water if you don't have almond milk on hand)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2-3 Tbps Chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 Tbps Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (I use Ghirardelli brand often)
  • 1-2 Tbps Cacao Nibs (optional)
  • 2 Tbps honey (local is best)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1) Add all ingredients to a high speed blender (like the Vitamix) and blend on high until smooth.
2) Add to Popsicle molds.
3) Freeze overnight.

NOTE: The higher quality of these ingredients you go the better they will taste. I use my own homemade almond milk recipe. Sometimes with just almonds and filtered water (as in this case). 

Also, I use Barlean's Chocolate Powdered Greens for half the cocoa powder when I have it on hand to give them a boost of greens. 

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