Updated: Oct 2
Peach Chia Pudding taken to "Mousse" Level. I am elevating this to "mousse" status because the texture is way more like a mousse than a pudding, and it's absolutely amazing.
I just love finding foods that I thoroughly enjoy eating on my weight loss/maintenance journey and sharing them with you.
If you don’t enjoy the process of weight loss, then you won’t be able to lose the weight or maintain the weight lost.
I love my process.
I love the food I eat.
That’s not something I was able to say during other weight loss attempts. I couldn’t wait to stop counting calories or points. I couldn’t wait until I could eat carbohydrates, etc.
This is totally different.
I continue to find amazing foods that I love eating that help me to maintain my lost weight.
Every Summer, we usually hit up a great peach orchard not too far from us, but we missed peach picking at that orchard this year.
Luckily the market across the street has great produce so I snagged one there.
Here is a brand new peach chia mousse recipe I am loving.
About a ⅓ cup of vanilla yogurt (I like “two good” because there are only 2 grams of added sugar)
2 scoops of vanilla protein powder (see recommendation below)
A splash of heavy whipping cream
Blend those ingredients together. The mixture should be *thick.*
Mix with 2 tablespoons of chia seeds and refrigerate overnight and enjoy.
While I haven't tried, I bet you could do this with other in season fruits like blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries... yum!
I like the OWYN brand for protein powder because it is plant based. Yes it has real sugar (not much) and is sweetened with monk fruit, *but* they also don't have monk fruit with erythritol... read more on the dangers of erythritol here.
How do I avoid a big glucose and insulin spike and taking a ride on the glucose rollercoaster while enjoying thing like this mousse? Great question!
Now here is the thing.... I love smoothies, chia pudding, chia mousse.... all of the things that involve blending fruit. Remember that blending fruit strips it of it's protective fiber that helps to blunt your blood sugar response to fructose. Adding fat and protein is certainly helpful in blunting that response somewhat...
To avoid a BIG glucose spike and BIG insulin spike, and the subsequent crash that goes with it, I always eat some sort of vegetable with fat or protein BEFORE I enjoy anything like this to blunt that blood sugar response. Something like your favorite vegetable and hummus will do the trick.
If you are trying to figure out what that might look like for you, check out my podcast all about Vegetables here.
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