I teased you last week on Instagram with this chocolate chia seed pudding after a week of straight salads (sorry about that). But today I'm sharing the goods.... and there's NINE more sweet-tooth-satisfying recipes where this one came from...
Boy are you in for a treat... or ten!
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High Energy Sweets + Desserts & The Rollercoaster
I call these high energy sweet and dessert recipes because they're free of what I call energy robbers - refined sugar, white flour and other ingredients that can send your energy crashing.
You know when you hit that 3 p.m. energy slump and you're desperate for something to get your energy back up? It's easy to reach for some chocolate or a coffee - something that's going to send you back up quickly. The problem with these fixes though is what goes up, must eventually come down...
Imagine a rollercoaster. When you have something, say like a cookie, that gives you a quick burst of energy, your blood sugar goes soaring - up the rollercoaster. But you don't stay at the top very long. As soon as you hit that peak, you're already racing down - fast, furious, out of control (sound familiar?). It makes you want to do it again... another cookie, another loop.
The difference is on an actual rollercoaster, the ride ends and you get off still feeling exhilarated. But imagine if it kept going, and going. You want to get off but you can't and with all the ups and downs eventually your energy is totally spent. And you're left exhausted. That's the blood sugar rollercoaster.
The difference with these treats is they're much easier on your blood sugar. They're sort of like the kiddie rides - no dramatic highs and lows, just smooth sailing. These snacks are a great way to enjoy a little something sweet while staying steady on the tracks.
I say kiddie ride when it comes to being gentler with your blood sugar, but don't underestimate these on taste - they're full on grown-up, real deal indulgences that can satisfy your sweet tooth without going off the rails.
No deprivation or dieting here; I don't believe in that stuff.
I believe there's no reason what you eat can't be both healthy and decadent, nutritious and exciting, clean and rich, good for you and an indulgence. I want you to love the food you're eating and for it to love you back.
I believe you CAN have your cake and eat it too.
So that's why I'm giving you these 10 high energy sweets + desserts recipes so you can see, taste and experience it for yourself.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. And even more I hope these recipes can help slow down that ride.
I know how hard it is to get off the blood sugar rollercoaster. I've been there myself. But I also know how great it feels to be off that crazy train. If you want off too I'd love to help. Whatever I can do, I'm here for you.
And check out my Energize program to learn more about how I can help get you off that rollercoaster for good.
Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
1 & 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup chia seeds
3 tbsp cacao powder
1 tbsp pure maple syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
unsweetened coconut flakes for garnish (optional)
In a blender, combine almond milk, chia seeds, cacao powder, maple syrup and vanilla. Blend until smooth. Place in fridge for 1-2 hours, or overnight and it will continue to thicken.
Enjoy as is, chilled. Or top with coconut whipped cream and fresh berries. Serves two.
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Megan Adams Brown, CHC, helps people take charge of their health and to start listening to themselves over the latest diet trend to optimize their own wellness, happiness and potential. Her family-friendly meal plans help parents take charge in the kitchen, too. This leads to more vegetables, less junk, and happier, healthier kids and parents. Megan shares kid-approved, allergy-friendly recipes on her blog. To learn more click here.