With the holidays upon us, life can feel a little overwhelming as self-care gets put on the back burner in lieu of celebrations and indulgence.
One of the first things to go (and be put off until January 1st) is our daily nutrition.
Our regular healthy routines tend to get swept away in a swirl of cocktails, cookies, pie and other rich foods that can feel like self-sabotage by year’s end.
As a Board Certified Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach, this simple recipe is my go to for something sweet, yet nourishing during this time of year.
While this recipe may feel indulgent, don’t be fooled—it packs a giant, nutrient-dense punch. A great source of protein and omega-3s, this dessert (or breakfast) boasts warming spices like cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg to help improve circulation and keep us warm during the colder months.
I love this recipe for combatting sugar cravings or a carb hangover.
Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding
2/3 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
3 Tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
3 Tbsp. maple syrup
Pinch of ground nutmeg
Pinch of unrefined sea salt
For the top:
Shredded unsweetened coconut
High-quality dark chocolate chips (or crushed raw chocolate)
1. Whisk together milk, pumpkin puree, chia seeds, cinnamon, ginger, maple syrup, nutmeg and salt.
2. Cover and refrigerate for at least three hours or overnight.
3. Garnish with walnuts, coconut, currants and/or chocolate chips.
Author: Stephanie Burg
Image: Author’s Own
Editor: Travis May