Friday, January 18, 2013

Chocolate for Breakfast

Healthy is how I love myself!

(Chocolate for breakfast is how I love me too!)

So I'm on a chocolate kick... I went to FEM Talks (a woman-centered event modeled after TED talks) on Monday on "Banishing Stress, Depression and Irritability... w/Food." I LOVE going to hear other health coaches and practitioners talk about food and WHY they take such exquisite care of themselves. I'm feeling SO inspired to be good to myself!

Making healthy food choices and taking really good care of myself is about allowing myself to step into my full potential. It allows me to think clearly, to have tons of energy, to feel light and spontaneous, to put out energy that gets noticed and attracts other like-minded people, to build my business, to give other people the attention they deserve, to show up fully in my marriage, and to show up fully for myself and my own life.

Getting grounded back into that reason really revved me up. And I saw the ways in which I wasn't making the best choices, I saw the places where I wanted to be even better to myself, for myself, and for the world.

So I got up this morning and made this Superfood Chocolate Cream for breakfast in my blender! :) I deserve that kind of satisfaction and goodness!

1 ripe speckled banana
2 tbsp chia
1/4 cup cashews/nut of choice
3/4 cup almond/nut milk of choice and/or water (I blended)
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tsp maca powder
sprinkle of cinnamon
splash of vanilla

Blend until smooth. If you like crunchy things, top with goji berries, cacao nibs and/or chopped nuts. This totally filled me up until lunchtime!
I was inspired to make this pudding after a wonderfully warm and sensual time with MyNewRoot's Superfood Haute Chocolate - check that out for something wonderfully warming and for more information on the health benefits of raw cacao and maca (which will blow your mind)!

Chia is the other superfood in this concoction. According to Dr. Andrew Weil, chia is very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, even more so than flax seeds! And it has another advantage over flax: chia is so rich in antioxidants that the seeds don’t deteriorate and can be stored for long periods without becoming rancid. Chia seeds also provide complete protein (perfect for vegetarians!), lots of fiber, as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin, and zinc. Total little miracle seed! And yes, the same seed as in the Chia Pets we all know, but make sure you're getting food-grade chia for your eating delights...

By the way, this is a great and stellar dessert too, one that won't spike your blood sugar, thanks to all the fiber, protein and good fats it contains! I'm all about throwing aside meal labels, though, and eating things when your body wants them most! You deserve to live satisfied.

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