Oh My Chai! vegan chocolate pudding

By Briana Menendez

Briana is a health food and fitness enthusiast who looks for simple ways to be healthy while navigating the demands of working at an ad agency. As part of her mission to make healthy easy, she will be guest blogging for Nutty Life! She's currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Nutrition from Tufts Friedman School and has a BA in creative writing and art from Colgate University. Although she's now Boston-based, Briana grew up in Aspen, CO, where her love for a healthy, active lifestyle all began. Her favorite Nutty Life mylk is Choco Cashew.

If you are anything like me, you think avocado might just be the best food in the entire world. Although I mostly enjoy this delicacy in savory dishes, the adaptable fruit makes the perfect base for a sweet, vegan, chocolate pudding. 

Ingredients

These measurements serve 1 but as always, feel free to increase as needed!

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/3 cup Oh My Chai! Almond mylk
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp raw honey or sweetener of your choice

Instructions

Heat the mylk on low with the tablespoon of honey. While the honey is dissolving, add the avocado and cacao powder to a blender (but don’t blend yet). Gently pour the almond mylk/honey mixture into the blender and blend until the consistency falls between a mousse and a pudding. Pour the pudding into a mason jar—or your favorite bowl—cover with saran wrap and stick it in the freezer until chilled. Take it out and add your favorite toppings. Some of my go-tos are cacao nibs, crushed nuts, berries, and shredded coconut. Enjoy!

Kick-start your day with this nutritious, cacao-almond smoothie bowl

By Briana Menendez

Briana is a health food and fitness enthusiast who looks for simple ways to be healthy while navigating the demands of working at an ad agency. As part of her mission to make healthy easy, she will be guest blogging for Nutty Life! She's currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Nutrition from Tufts Friedman School and has a BA in creative writing and art from Colgate University. Although she's now Boston-based, Briana grew up in Aspen, CO, where her love for a healthy, active lifestyle all began. Her favorite Nutty Life mylk is Choco Cashew.

We are going nuts for this Oh My Chai! almond mylk smoothie bowl. The creamy, rich, frozen yogurt-like texture is the perfect way to stay cool on a hot, summer morning. Not only is this delicious mix a high source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium, but it also has about 30% of your daily magnesium to help keep your immune system strong, your digestive system active, and your heart healthy. An added bonus? It’s vegan and gluten free… oh, and it will take you less than 10 minutes to make. If you prefer a savory breakfast, try it as a restorative post-workout snack—the potassium helps maintain fluid and electrolyte balance and your muscles will thank you for the protein dose from the almonds and cashews.   

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Oh My Chai! almond mylk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut

Toppings

  • 4-5 Strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/8 cup cashews
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut

Instructions

Blend together all ingredients until creamy and smooth. Pour into a bowl and have fun decorating the smoothie mix with the colorful toppings!