Decadent=Chocolate+Chia+Flax+Coconut

Posted on May 28, 2013 | 0 comments

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DSC_0014I have something new to share with you today. I want to tell you about a product I tried a few weeks ago that has redefined ‘decadent’ for me. The new definition is cocoa powder+chia seeds+ground flax seeds+coconut=decadent.

Awhile back I noticed this product called Decadent by Spectrum sitting elegantly on the shelf next to chia and flax seeds in the whole body section of Whole Foods. It appealed to me immediately as I saw chocolate and coconut in the same blend. How could things go wrong with this line up? It couldn’t and it didn’t. The blend reminded me of a brownie crumble topping if you will and so my love affair with chia seed ice cream and decadent brownie crumble began.

DSC_0020There was just a slight problem. When you love love love something like this and simply can’t get enough, the addiction can get a bit pricey, which then forces one to make a homemade version. I am happy to say I am just as happy with my version, however, I will let you be the real judge…I could be a bit bias.

Not only is the blend of chia, flax, chocolate, coconut and stevia divine, it’s absolutely good for you! Chia and flax are fabulous sources of omega-3′s. The essential fatty acids promote healthy skin and hair, are beneficial to cardiovascular health and healthy brain function. They are also rich is vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B and E as well as potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and chia provides significantly more iron, calcium and selenium per serving than flax.

Don’t delay…try today!

DSC_0023‘Decadent’ Brownie Crumble 

*1/4 c. chia seeds (or chia seed meal)
1/4 c. finely ground flax seeds
1/2 c. coconut flakes (unsweetened)
2 T. cocoa powder
1/2-1 scoop stevia (Kal brand or to taste)
dash or two of sea salt

  • Add all ingredients to Vitamix or hi speed blender and mix on high speed until all ingredients are combined into very fine (flour-like) consistency, at least 30 seconds or more (you might also need to scrape the sides and the bottom of the blender and re-blend for a second time). I recommend starting on a lower variable speed, then building to maximum speed. The blend will be so fine that it looks as though you’re going to make a butter as it starts sticking to the bottom of the blender. Simply, stir this around and give it another whirl if needed.
  • Pour blend into airtight container or jar and store in fridge.
  • Makes approximately 1 cup.
  • *I haven’t used flax meal, however, that is the consistency that you’re going for, thus you might be able to skip the blending of the chia seeds and try this. My favorite chia seeds are from The Chia Co. as they are a lighter blend that don’t have as strong of flavor as some darker chia seeds I’ve tried.
  • *You can add a drizzle of honey and mix it around to create even more chunky crumble clusters=yum!

As mentioned above, I love to add this into and atop my chia seed ice cream or chia seed pudding. If you need an alternative ice cream recipe, click here. I’ve also mixed it in with my green smoothies and had it as a snack with almond milk. Let me know what creative ways you come up with! (I hope to have a recipe of the chia seed ice cream up soon).

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