One of the recipes in this month’s Degustabox was a Chia Mocha, to go with the chia seed samples from The Chia Co. Even though I’m not normally a fan of textured liquids – I don’t even like lumps in my soup – I was keen to try this recipe, because I have a whole pot of chia seeds I don’t really know what to do with! I bought them because I know chia seeds are supposed to be very good for you, then couldn’t figure out what to do with them as I’m not overly keen on either chia jam or chia porridge – too lumpy for me! This recipe was quite surprising though, and is perfect for lovers of coffee with chocolate, or chocolate with coffee – whichever you see a mocha as!
If you don’t give this a good whizz in a food processor, the end result is a lumpy sort of drink – like bubble tea, but really really small bubbles. It’s drinkable if you don’t dislike the texture.
If you do mix it enough to break down the chia, you’ll end up with a thicker, smoother drink.
This Chia Mocha is easily adaptable. I changed it to coffee for one, since I am drinking it alone. I just halved the original recipe’s ingredients. I also made it in the Thermomix, but you can use any food processor. I think it would be simple enough to adjust to your tastes. For example if making it again, I’d probably use regular cows milk instead of coconut milk as I prefer a whiter, lighter coffee. If you’re used to black coffee or nut milks, this will be perfectly fine for you!
The chia seeds will cause the drink to thicken up a bit, making a comforting, but invigorating and filling drink.
Here’s the original recipe from Degustabox and below is my adapted to a single serving version.
- 1 cup/250ml/250g prepared coffee (instant or filtered, as you prefer)
- 80ml/80g coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon cacao powder or cocoa
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon honey or other sweetener (I used Natvia)
- Add the all the ingredients to the Thermomix
- Put the MC in place
- Mix 100C/Speed 5/ 4 Minutes
- Make sure the MC is still in place, then Speed 7/30 seconds
- Pour and enjoy
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