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I’m not going to use any “weird” ingredients today. Our duck egg omelet scared people away, even though you’re more than welcome to make it with chicken eggs. (And FYI: duck eggs are the bomb, especially if you’re a yolk fan).
But I am going to share a secret about the Whole Life Challenge.
Preparation Is the Key to Success
When diving into the Whole Life Challenge, it is so helpful — crucial, really — to have some easy, yummy dishes ready for you in the fridge. (In fact, my blog partner Holley and I published an eBook full of tips and recipes to help people succeed while doing dietary challenges.)
I freely admit that this chocolate chia mousse is my go-to in-Challenge breakfast. But it also makes for a great dessert. “Restrictive” nutrition challenge? Pfffft! You get to eat dessert for breakfast.
Pro Tip: If you’re used to eating foods that contain a lot of sugar, you may want to add a little more honey or maple syrup the first time you make this. As you continue through this Challenge (or if you’re playing at Lifestyle or Performance level), your tastes will change and you will find you need far less sugar to satiate your sweet tooth.
The best part is that not only does this chocolate chia mousse taste great, but it is also healthy and will keep you satisfied all morning. Not just great as pets (don’t tell me you haven’t heard of Chia Pets), chia seeds are also a great source of protein, healthy fats, and B vitamins.
Healthy Chocolate Chia Mousse
I freely admit that this chocolate chia mousse is my go-to in-Challenge breakfast. But it also makes for a great dessert.
- 1 1/3 cup coconut water
- 1 14oz can coconut milk
- 1 banana fresh or frozen
- 2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1/8-1/4 tsp salt
- zest of 1 orange
- 1/3 cup chia seeds ground
Put all ingredients in a blender and mix thoroughly.
Add chia seeds while blending (add at this point to prevent clumping).
Pour into a sealable container, refrigerate allowing to thicken for 6 hours.
If you want to experiment with sweeteners (and making this recipe compliant at other Nutrition Levels), then we recommend you use coconut nectar or monk fruit instead of the honey/maple syrup.
Note: this recipe was originally published on the healthy recipe blog, The Primal Desire.