Healthy Chocolate Coconut Overnight Porridge ( Vegan / Gluten Free)

I’ve been on a serious breakfast kick lately.  Give me anything that’s fast, that will keep me going until the afternoon and I’m willing to give it a try.  Right now I’m in the serious grazing part of my pregnancy, I never feel completely full and I’m always on the look out for my next snack and when I can’t have it immediately I feel like a complete wreck.   If it didn’t make me feel like a completely irrational drama queen you would probably find me curled up in ball wondering what did I do to deserve such a food-less world even if the fridge is completely stocked, I just have to make something.

That’s why I’ve been going crazy for anything overnight, put things in a jar, shake it up and forget about it until morning.  At one point I felt like I was a little bit too addicted to my iron rich overnight oats, instead of calling the overnight oats helpline for addiction I decided I need to add some variety to my mornings, but yet be filling enough not to make me sulky in public when I get hangry 15 minutes later, it should be filled with protein and just make me feel good while eating it.  That’s how this gluten free, coconut flour, chocolate-y slice of heaven in a jar was created.  Filled with a whole lot of good for you ingredients, like ground flax seeds, chia seeds, banana, protein powder and really yummy coconut flour, how can you go wrong with something that’s just so right.

Coconut flour overnight porridge

A word of advice, don’t be all willy nilly with your coconut flour, otherwise you might end up with coconut flour-aggedon.  The one evening I felt a little tired and didn’t count my tbsp properly, and because  coconut flour is just as hungry as I am, I ended up with 3 days worth of porridge for 2 people.  I wasn’t complaining.

CHOCOLATE COCONUT FLOUR OVERNIGHT PORRIDGEserves two hangry people

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Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp coconut flour
  • 3-4 tbsp chia seeds ( depends how thick you want it
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1/8 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1-2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 overripe banana, mashed into a puree or a normal yellow banana blended smooth
  • 2 tbsp hemp seed powder (optional)
  • 1 cup non dairy milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • sweetener of choice  ( I cut up some dates really small or add a couple of dates while blending the banana for a sweetener)

Directions

Mix the dry ingredients into a big enough jar, or two smaller jars.

Stir in the milk, water, banana and vanilla.  Stir well until all the coconut flour clumps are gone.  Or shake vigorously with the lid tightly sealed.

Place in the fridge overnight.

Coconut flour Overnight Porridge

Remove from fridge, if its a little bit too thick add more milk till desired consistency and serve with your favourite porridge toppings, I would suggest a drizzle of nut butter, almonds, yogurt, fruit and a drizzle of sweetener.  Sit back and enjoy your healthy, yet decadent dessert….. I mean breakfast.

Maca Chia Pudding

I’m really late to the chia pudding game, but guys, I did try it and boy, that’s a consistency.  A really disgusting consistency,  I would compare  it to vomit? My solution? Blend that sucker right up! The results? a yummy pudding, that doesn’t make me want to gag.

With Carl’s CFA exam rapidly approaching, I’ve been in full help mode.  We have rosemary in the study just for the memory benefits.  Yeah, you wouldn’t want to be married to me.  After reading about all the wonderful benefits of maca, I decided to give it a try.  Guys, its like having tunnel vision focus, its amazing.

MACA HEALTH BENEFITS

  1. Increased mental clarity and focus
  2. Enhanced Memory and learning
  3. Improved circulation
  4. Reduces anxiety and stress
  5. Increases stamina and endurances
  6. Reduces chronic fatigue
  7. Increases fertility

This pudding is not just filled with one superfood.  No, that would just be boring.  What else is in it?

CACAO POWDER HEALTH BENEFITS

  1. Improves your mood.
  2. Regulates hormones
  3. Prevents premature ageing.
  4. Increases libido.

Last, but not least.

Chia seeds health benefits

  1. Provides sustainable energy.
  2. Prevents premature ageing.
  3. Reduces risk of cancer.
  4. High in protein.
  5. Helps with losing weight.
  6. High in omega 3 fatty acids.

Wow, now if that doesn’t get you going, I don’t know what will.

MACA CHIA PUDDINGserves 2

Maca Chia Pudding

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups non dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp maca powder
  • 1/4 tsp himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup.
  • 1 overripe banana – optional

Directions

Place chia seeds in a blender and blend until ground.  Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.  Pour into small bowls and refrigerate overnight.  Tip: place out of sight in the fridge, it causes a lot of disappointment for husbands, when you tell them they can’t eat it right away.

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