So if you haven’t figured it out by now, I love love love raw chocolate and I loooooove cinnamon. I pretty much put them in everything! Well, maybe not the raw chocolate, but the cinnamon usually doesn’t get left behind in many dishes I make. I’m huge fan of cinnamon not only because it adds so much aroma and flavor to food but just as importantly because of it blood sugar balancing properties.
You know that feeling you get mid-morning when you you’re hungry and you’re in the middle of a meeting, can’t focus and want to bite the person’s ear off sitting next to you just because? That’s low blood sugar! Also known as hypoglycemia, low blood sugar affects thousands of people, especially when we haven’t eaten breakfast, skip meals throughout the day or adhere to a low calorie diet.
And then one thing leads to the other, and suddenly its mid-morning and were rummaging through our office drawers looking for left over mini chocolate bars from Hallowe’en! Can’t say I’ve ever been guilty of that and I don’t know any awesome past co-workers who would either! 😉
Besides eating breakfast every day and consuming at least 3 regularly timed or 4-5 smaller balanced meals a day, adding cinnamon to your diet is a super simple and natural way to enhance blood sugar regulation. Check out this super easy, yet super yummy dessert/snack below topped off with what else but cinnamon!
Raw Cacao Cinnamon Pudding
- 4 medium-sized avocadoes
- 1/2 cup raw cacao
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1-2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup raw honey or to taste
- 1/2 tsp unrefined coconut oil
- Pinch of sea salt to taste
1. Peel avocadoes, remove pit and mash until smooth in a bowl.
2. Add remainder of ingredients and mix together until evenly mixed. Taste to desired level of sweetness. *You can also alternatively add all of your ingredients to a high speed blender and puree until creamy and smooth.
Serves: enough for 2-4 people • Prep Time: 3-4 minutes • Cooking Time: 0 min.
P.S. Have you signed up for our Holiday workshop Nutrition 101 next week with Mandie Freire, Fitness Model & Personal Trainer? We’re talking all the good stuff! Healthy weight management without dieting & the real truth about Carbs, Fat & Protein. I have a few tickets left… Find details and ticket registration here.