Ingredients

  • Hazelnut milk 1 cup
  • I strongly recommend Elmhurst Farms Unsweetened Hazelnut Milk
  • Dark Maple syrup 1.5 tbsp
  • Chia seeds 1/3 cup
  • Vanilla extract 1tsp
  • Cocoa 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon pinch
  • Berries or Bananas 1/2 cup

 

Instructions

  1. Add hazelnut milk or your dairy-free milk of choice, maple syrup, chia seeds, vanilla, cocoa, and cinnamon to a mixing bowl and whisk together.
  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. When ready to eat top with 1/2 cup of berries or bananas.

Notes
You can substitute stevia or monk fruit, if so add a small amount of sweetener at a time and adjust according to your taste preference.

 

Food prescription highlights

  • Hazelnuts are rich in cholesterol-lowering Omega 9 fatty acids and have also been proven to lower blood pressure
  • Chia seeds are loaded with vitamins and minerals. They are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and can help with increasing our good cholesterol HDL and support overall gastrointestinal health and alleviate constipation.
  • Cocoa is rich in antioxidants that can increase brain health and lift the mood. It also may reduce blood pressure.
  • Bananas are a prebiotic which helps our gut make probiotics.
  • Cinnamon is one of the top 5 highest antioxidant foods which also aids in balancing our blood sugar.