Okay, so by now you might have a pretty good idea that around here we’re *big* fans of having chocolate for breakfast. This Chocolate Beauty Chia Pudding is no exception! After all, why not treat yourself in the morning when the treat in question is packed with ingredients that are good for you and can actually help improve your skin?
If you’ve never tried chia pudding, then be prepared to make this recipe on repeat. It’s so easy to make and the flavor options are endless. It’s also a great alternative to oatmeal or a fun addition as a layer to a smoothie bowl. Feel free to get creative and top your chia pudding with granola, fresh fruit, dairy-free yogurt, or nut butter. It’s a delicious canvas!
The rich cocoa taste in this Chocolate Beauty Chia Pudding comes from organic cacao powder and is naturally sweetened with dates. If you’re not familiar with the difference between cacao and cocoa, then let us help! Cocoa is what you typically find in the supermarket as cocoa powder and is in a lot of baking mixes. Both cacao and cocoa are from the same plant, but cocoa is processed at a higher temperature than cacao, which strips it of most of the amazing nutrients found in the cacao plant.
Cacao contains an abundance of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, most notably flavonoids, an antioxidant that is healing and provides nutrients to your body’s cells and organs.* It’s also been known to boost mood by encouraging your body to produce a chemical very similar to serotonin, aka the happy chemical.* So eating chocolate actually can make you feel pretty good!
This vegan, low-sugar recipe for Chocolate Beauty Chia Pudding gets its beauty-boosting benefits from our Cacao Calm Plant-Based Collagen Boost Blend which is specially formulated to use plant-based, vegan-friendly ingredients to support collagen production and prevent collagen breakdown. Ingredients like tremella mushroom and hyaluronic acid work to deeply hydrate and plump skin to improve its texture from deep within, while bamboo extract and biotin supply essential nutrients to naturally boost your body’s own collagen synthesis.*
There are no animal bones, hooves, shells or scales in our vegan collagen boost blends, only plant botanical ingredients. At Copina Co. we believe your collagen is the best collagen and we want to help you feel your best, which means there are no artificial ingredients in our plant-based blends.*
Looking for more chocolatey recipes you can feel good about eating for breakfast? Here are 5 more to fuel your week!
Vegan Chocolate Brownie Smoothie