3 years ago

Chocolate Chia Custards with Fresh Fruit

This chocolate custard dessert is dairy free and contains chia seeds, a good source of healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants and calcium.

Makes 2 (1 ½-cup) servings

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup chopped Medjool dates (approximately 7 dates)
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened natural almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 6 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup organic fresh berries (such as blueberries, raspberries, blackberries or sliced strawberries)

Directions

1. Put all ingredients except for the chia seeds into a blender. Blend on high for 1 minute, until very smooth.

2. On the lowest setting of the blender (2 or 3 in a Vitamix), slowly add all the chia seeds until incorporated into the mixture.

3. Turn blender up to high and blend again for 1 minute, until very smooth.

4. Pour custard mixture into 2 individual serving dishes and top with ½ cup fresh fruit for each serving. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.