It’s “World Vegan Month” – a whole month originally dedicated to increasing awareness of the first vegan society created back on 1st November 1944 which has evolved into an amazing period of time that celebrates the vegan way of life and brings it into the public eye!
Donald Watson created the society and the word ‘vegan’ to describe “non-dairy vegetarians” and their diet! You can find many people being vegan for many reasons, but I’m here today, not to preach about the morals behind it, but to tell you what you can learn from it!
Veganism has created a diet restricted in such a way which means that some of the most elaborate and imaginative dishes, meals and foods have come into existence! And this is what is amazing about this way of life.RELATED: RECOMMENDED PLANS FOR YOU
Vegan food can really expand your culinary repertoire and teach you how to make some truly amazingly tasty and healthy food alternatives!
This is the first in a two part series over the vegan month that is going to provide you with information and recipes to combat some of the nutrients you may lose out on from living this lifestyle so you can stay fit and healthy!
Today this recipe is focusing around two main ingredients: the decadent, but oh so nutritious, Dark Chocolate and the superfood that is chia seeds! These two ingredients can and will make a truly nutrient-dense, reasonably low calorie and healthy dessert, that fills in some of those areas a vegan diet may be lacking like protein, iron, magnesium, omega 3 fats and B vitamins.
Here is some amazing info on the two ingredients:
A 100g bar of “Green & Blacks” 85% cocoa chocolate contains;
– 11g of fibre
– 67% of the RDA for Iron
– 58% of the RDA for Magnesium
– 89% of the RDA for Copper
– 98% of the RDA for Manganese
Plenty of potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium.
Boom! We’re already filling in most of the daily requirements of nutrients like Iron and Magnesium that are hard to get in a vegan diet just with the chocolate! Next up is the Chia seed;
28 grams of chia seeds contains;
– 11g of fibre
– 4g of protein
– 9g of fate (5g of which are Omega-3s).
– 18% of the RDA for Calcium
– 30% of the RDA for Manganese
– 30% of the RDA for Magnesium
– 27% of the RDA for Phosphorous
A decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.
Again, we’re getting in more of those vital nutrients, as well so much more of the important B vitamins, Omega 3 fats and, most of all, protein!
So, now you know why these two ingredients are so good let’s get makin’ and bakin’!!
Ingredients – makes 3 ramekins;
– 45g Chia Seeds
– 1 ½ cups of “Koko” coconut milk (though you could use almond milk or any other alternative)
– 50g Dark Chocolate (I used Green & Blacks 85% cocoa)
– 30g any vegan hot chocolate powder
– Little bit of Toffee Flav Drops from MyProtein (this is optional though)
Blend all ingredients except chocolate for 5 mins till the seeds are pulverized and thick
Mix all of it together
Pour in some ramekins and chill for 30mins
Honestly, you couldn’t have an easier recipe than this, so if you’re having friends over for dinner why not wow them with this awesome recipe and then tell them just how nutritious it is – though if you want to reduce the calories even more just reduce or even leave out the chocolate and you will make these so low calorie it will be pure madness!
Nutritional info per ramekin;
– 17.3g Carb (5.1g is fibre)
– 4.7g Protein
– 15.1g Fat (8g is Omega 3)
I hope you really enjoy this one guys! And if you want more recipes like this check out www.primalwill.com
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