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Cacao Chia Pudding: Clean Eating Recipe

A few weeks ago I told you that I was smitten with Scott Jurek’s book Eat & Run, but that post was really focused on the inspirational running component…today I bring you the EAT part! Scattered throughout the book are many of Jurek’s favorite vegan recipes.

Personally, I loved them because most were quick and easy! One in particular caught my eye because it used silken tofu, of which I had a container sitting for weeks in my refrigerator waiting for inspiration to strike. I was also excited about this recipe because it uses MISO, which I had never used before, but read a lot about recently.

Miso is a traditional Japanese fermented food that known for its rich, complex flavor and ability to add an extra heartiness ("umami," also known as the "fifth taste") to nearly any dish. Natural health advocates love miso for its dense concentration of nutrients and its remarkable disease-fighting properties.

I have been working to add more fermented foods to my diet to help with digestion, so double bonus to have a dessert that is is low sugar and going to help my tummy! I realized as I started that his was actually carob powder not cacao…so I just kept modifying to find what worked for me!Cacao Chia Pudding | RunToTheFinishIngredients

  • I package silken tofu
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp cacao
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 5-7 drops stevia
  • 1 scoop hemp chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tbsp miso
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
***Update***Having made this a few more times, I cut out the maple syrup and decreased the stevia by adding in 4 raw cacao beans. The flavor is phenomenal!

Directions: Mix…eat.
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If you were to eat the entire recipe at once it’s under 600 calories…but let’s be honest we don’t need 16oz of tofu at one sitting no matter how tasty it is. Instead serve it up with a few berries and some granola if you need a post run carb boost or alone as a nice low-calorie, low sugar treat at the end of your day.

Do you have any great miso recipes I can try?? Let me know if you test this out! This is another great recipe for those doing Clean and Lean Project that are trying to figure out how to replace ice cream or need a treat for July 4th!
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