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Vivica Menegaz

Nutritionist, Author, & Blogger

Hi I am Vivica, welcome to my blog! I am a certified nutritionist and the creator of the Healing Foods Method. My philosophy of healing is to let the right foods delight you, nourish you and make you healthy!

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Mocha Chia Pudding -Keto and Low Carb

Mocha Chia Pudding By The nourished Caveman -Do you love coffee and chocolate but want a nutritious breakfast? This Mocha Chia Pudding might be the answer for you!This is a Herbal Coffee and Cacao Nibs Mocha Chia Pudding!

Why? Because if you are experiencing adrenal fatigue like so many people are nowadays, caffeine might not be the best thing for you.

Me? Not only I used to have adrenal fatigue and had to be off caffeine in general, but I am also hypersensitive to it!

“Caffeine is metabolized by the liver using the enzyme CYP1A2. The ability to produce this enzyme is regulated by the CYP1A2 gene. Slight changes in the DNA sequence of this gene determine how efficiently a person can metabolize caffeine and thus eliminate it from the body.¹
Some people genetically produce very little of this enzyme while others produce a large amount. The majority of humans are somewhere in the middle.” (source)

I figured I am at the top of the list of who does not produce that CYP1A2!

Using herbal coffee instead

Herbal coffee can be pretty much as tasty as the real deal!

I really like this Ayurvedic Roast!

Ayurvedic Roast is a 100% Certified Organic herbal coffee substitute that tastes like real coffee with no caffeine. Brews like coffee, drinks like coffee, without the edge and side effects of caffeine. It is the best tasting herbal coffee alternative currently available, and includes three antioxidant, adaptogenic, and immunity-enhancing organic ayurvedic herbs.

A Breakfast or a Treat.

When I created this pudding I wanted something like a treat, but cold, and flavorful and nutritious.  I am a bit tired of eating fat bombs all the time, so I wanted to try something different.

By the way the cacao nibs also contain a bit of caffeine, just enough for a kick but not enough to keep me up all night!

Chia seeds are great as they have a fabulous nutritional profile: 100 grams of dried chia seeds contain 490 calories, of which 38 whooping grams of fiber, 16 grams of protein and 31 grams of fat. And ONLY 6 grams of net carbs. That makes it 76% fat, 17.4% protein and 6.6% carbs (mostly fiber!)

It’s the perfect keto food!

To that wonderful nutrition you basically only need to add some matchingly good flavors and we are in business!

Mocha Chia Pudding By The nourished Caveman -Do you love coffee and chocolate but want a nutritious breakfast? This Mocha Chia Pudding might be the answer for you!

 

Mocha Chia Pudding
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 2 servings
  • Serving size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 257
  • Fat: 20.25
  • Carbohydrates: 2.25 NET
  • Fiber: 11.5
  • Protein: 7gr
Recipe type: Dessert
Do you love coffee and chocolate but want a nutritious breakfast? This might be the answer for you!
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Brew a strong herbal coffee simmering 2 tbs of herbal blend with 2 cups of water for 15 minutes or until liquid is reduced to about 1 cup.
  2. Strain the herbal coffee and blend in coconut cream, vanilla extract and swerve.
  3. Add chia seeds and cacao nibs and stir well all together.
  4. Place in serving containers and chill for minimum 30 minutes before serving.
  5. You can add some additional herbal coffee to the pudding when serving and sprinkle with few cacao nibs to decorate.

 

Mocha Chia Pudding By The nourished Caveman -Do you love coffee and chocolate but want a nutritious breakfast? This Mocha Chia Pudding might be the answer for you!

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Comments 13

  1. Therese Bizabishaka says:

    Hi sounds great. Could you use regular coffee with the same results if you don’t have a problem with caffine?

  2. Kim says:

    This looks delicious. I have an allergy to coconut; can you use heavy whip cream instead of the coconut cream?

  3. Cassie Firth says:

    For religious reasons I don’t do coffee. Have you done (or could you do) any variations on this idea? I really want give it a shot with a different flavor combo 🙂
    Thank so much!

  4. Zulma Pineda says:

    Can you leave it overnight in the refrigerator and have it in the morning?

    • The Nourished Caveman says:

      ABSOLUTELY!! Sometimes it’s even better the next day!!

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