Friday, March 2, 2012

Maca Mesquite Pudding

Maca Mesquite Pudding
by Elizabeth @

4 T chia seeds
1 C or more of fresh almond milk
2 T hemp seeds
1 T Maca powder
1/2 tsp Mesquite powder
pinch of raw vanilla powder
drizzle of Agave or use some date paste

Pour almond milk into a bowl and add the chia seeds. Allow to rest for 15 minutes. Next stir in the remaining ingredients and stir well. Allow to rest for an additional 5 minutes. If pudding is too thick add some more almond milk. Enjoy!

What I adore about this pudding is the nutritional kick in the behind that it gives!! Check out what you will be consuming in this powerhouse pudding:
MACA (raw) is an adaptogenic root that helps to nourish the endocrine system and it also enhances the ability to deal with stress (just what I need on a busy, crazy home schooling day) and it boosts energy, endurance, strength and performance (I also need these). WOW, how's that for only 1 tablespoon??!!
Maca has a wonderful malt-like nutty flavor. Add it to smoothies or make a hot drink with it to replace the morning java! The Peruvian culture has researched Maca and have found that it improves memory, increases oxygen in the blood, improves the functions of neurotransmitters and increases libido.

MESQUITE (raw)  has 257mg of potassium, 6 g dietary fiber, 3 g protein, 8% calcium, 15% iron, 5 % zinc, 18 % manganese, 3 % phosphorus and 6 % copper in just 1 tablespoon. The total fat in 1 tablespoon is less than 1 g and it has 0 % cholesterol of course since it is a plant source of all this nutrition! The Indigenous people in the Americas have used mesquite as a food source. They traditionally gathered the pods, dried them and then ground them into flours or used as a food sweetener, sweet beverage, or fermented into an alcoholic beverage. Studies have shown that mesquite is highly effective in controlling and stabilizing blood sugar levels. The soluble fibers in the powder slow the absorption of nutrients. TIP: Mesquite can be blended with other flours using about 30% Mesquite to 70% flour of choice.

My favorite brand of raw Maca and raw Mesquite is "Foods Alive". All of the nutritional info I just gave is from the packaging of these two amazing super foods.

HEMP SEEDS (organic and raw) pack the following in just 3 tablespoons:
174 calories
13.5 g fat
0mg cholesterol
0mg sodium
2 g total carbs
1 g dietary fiber
11 g protein
16% iron
23% zinc
48% phosphorus
48% magnesium

Hemp is a great plant source for vegans or raw foodists to obtain their healthy fats and loads of protein. You DO NOT need to consume animal products to get usable protein!! That is a big lie.

CHIA (organic) seeds provide the following in just 1 tablespoon:
5 g fiber
3 g protein
2 g Omega-3
60 calories
0 g saturated fat
0 g trans fat fat
2.5g polyunsaturated fat
0 g cholesterol
0 mg sodium
60 mg potassium
5 g carbs
0 g sugar
8% calcium
10% magnesium
6% iron
My favorite brand of Hemp and Chia is "Nutiva".

Check out my new, groovy bamboo spoon!! I LOVE it. I bought a set that includes a spoon, knife and fork. They are from "Totally Bamboo". I do not like the feel of metal in my mouth so when I discovered these I was very happy.
Here is what the package says, "Bamboo is a grass that grows to maturity in 5 years. It does not need to be replanted, artificially irrigated or fertilized, making it one of the world's most renewable resources."

+JMJ+ Today I am grateful for my bamboo utensils.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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