I've been making the effort to cut out added sugars to my diet for various reasons. It's really amazing how you don't realize how there's sugar in everything (potato chips?! wtf?!) until you scrutinize those labels pretty carefully. But that doesn't mean I don't crave my sweets so I've been scouring the web and cookbooks for foods that will satisfy my sweet tooth cravings without the added sugars. I stumbled across this recipe, which I thought was delicious. But it does call for maple syrup so I modified it a bit. The recipe is below. These little chia pudding cups are perfect if you're pre-diabetic or diabetic and you're looking for a snack that's low in glycemic and won't spike your sugar levels.
blueberry orange "jelly" compote
1) over medium heat, heat up a cup of blueberries and the juice of large slice of orange.
2) heat until bubbly. Then remove from heat, add in a TSB of chia seeds. Pour into small containers and stick into the freezer.
banana chia pudding
1) in a blender toss in 1 cup of almond milk, 1/2 cup of coconut milk, 1 chopped up banana, 1 TSP of maca powder, 3 TBSP of peanut butter. Blend well. Add in 5 TSB of chia seeds. Pulse a few times to blend and be careful not to break up seeds.
2) pull blueberry pots from the freezer, pour the chia pudding mixture into pots. Cover and freeze at least 2 hours or overnight. Voila! That's it.
If you have leftover of the chia pudding mix, I toss in a few cubes of ice, blend it up and drink the rest like a smoothie.