Easy Organic Dark Chocolate With Chia Seeds Recipe
Do you kids like chocolate? Here is a simple, easy and very quick recipe for a healthy chocolate treat for you and your kids using Chia Seeds and organic, fairtrade dark chocolate.
Chia Seeds are a truly, fantastic Superfood, full of Calcium and the highest plant source of Omega 3, sure beat fish oil capsules!! They are also chock full of plenty of other beneficial, healthy, vitamins, minerals and nutrients, read my article on Chia Seed Health Benefits.
Making your own chocolate creations is fun and your kids will love to help you make this recipe. I am not saying feed your kids copious amounts of chocolate but… when it comes to a treat, why not make it a healthy one, with added nutritional benefits.
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Using organic, fair-trade dark chocolate, melt it gently in a stainless steel bowl placed inside a bigger bowl, filled with very hot water, stirring continuously.
Once the chocolate has melted spoon in some tablespoons of Chia Seeds, mixing them into the chocolate quickly.
I use 8 tablespoons of Chia Seeds to 200grams of organic, dark choc, as my family like it super crunchy!
Next coat a plastic ice-cube tray, or baby food, cube tray, (make sure it is PP, no.5 plastic) with a bit of cooking oil (we used Rice Bran Oil) to stop the chocolate from sticking.
Using your teaspoon, fill each compartment with your Choc/Chia mixture and then pop it in the fridge to set.
When set, bang them out and store them in a Tupperware container, or glass jar in the fridge for up to a week or two.
This is a great recipe to let your kids make with you and don’t forget to let them lick the spoon and bowl clean, that is part of the fun! Not only your kids will love eating this healthy treat, but we bet that you too will find it hard to stop at one!!
Important – Be sure that your kids have a big drink of water after eating the chocolate. This is important, as the Chia Seeds must be added to the melted chocolate in their dry seed form, whereas you would usually hydrate the seeds into a gel before adding them to children’s food. Chia Seeds are able to absorb up to 9 times their weight in water, so with younger children, if they didn’t drink when consuming dry Chia Seeds, the seeds can absorb the water content in their bodies and potentially can cause dehydrating and constipation.
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