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“After years of not watching what I ate, I finally found myself at my highest weight ever at age 49. I was also going through some tough times in my life; going through a divorce, not by my choice. I was at a crossroads in my life; being single now after 15 years of marriage and a father to 2 wonderful boys and trying to juggle work amongst all of that. I started talking with a friend who encouraged me to get back on my feet again, telling me that it’s easy to lose the weight and which in turn will make you feel good about yourself and give you energy.
I figured, “Why not. What do I have to lose, besides the weight.” It took a very short time to get used to eating differently, it much was easier than I expected. When I started your diet, I saw results immediately. I saw the weight come off very quickly and it wasn’t hard at all.
I really enjoy the foods I eat and it’s not hard at all to take the time to make sure what goes in the mouth is made at home and not from a box and to pack a lunch is so easy. I love the crock pot recipes on the meal plans that are easy and ready to go when I walk in the door after a long day of work.
I have lost approximately 40 pounds and am eating better than ever. I have a more satisfied digestive system as well, not dealing with gas and diarrhea like I used to. I am slowly learning as I go, taking baby steps to eliminate one thing at a time. I really don’t miss the way I used to eat, especially after hearing so many people comment on how “skinny” I look. It makes me feel good about myself and I am once again getting some self confidence back. Thank you Maria for all you do.” Bill
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CHOCOLATE TAPIOCA PUDDING
1 package Miracle Rice
6 large egg yolks
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup Swerve (or erythritol and 1/4 tsp stevia glycerite)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup butter or coconut oil, melted
Whisk egg yolks, almond milk, cocoa powder and natural sweetener in medium metal bowl to blend.
Slowly mix in the melted butter so the eggs don’t cook unevenly.
Set bowl over saucepan of simmering water.
Whisk mixture constantly and vigorously until thickened and instant-read thermometer inserted into mixture registers 140°F for 3 minutes, about 5 minutes total (or coats the back of a spoon).
Remove mixture from over water. Stir in the Miracle Rice. Add cinnamon to desired taste.
Serve warm or chilled. Makes 4 servings.
(If serving chilled, it can be prepared 1-3 days ahead and refrigerated. Re-whisk before serving.)
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional Tapioca = 340 calories, 19g fat, 4.5g protein, 36.9g carbs, 0g fiber
“Healthified” Tapioca = 185 calories, 18.6g fat, 4.3g protein, 1.1g carb, 0g fiber
(90% fat, 9.3% protein, 2.4% carbs)
Another Cute Testimony!
“2 years and eight months after switching to high fat, low carb; I’ve just passed the 100 pounds lost milestone! My lipids are the best they’ve ever been, with nice large, fluffy LDL, low triglycerides, and rising HDL. My IBS is gone. I can finally enjoy outings with the family rather than being tied to the bathroom! I have another 100 pounds to go to reach my ideal weight, but I’m feeling pretty confident that I’ll get there in time.
I’ve been obese for 34 years. It is hard to believe it took over 30 years to find this kind of nutrition. It’s folks like Maria that keep me excited and inspired nearly three years into this. Thank you for bucking the status quo!”
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I like chia too, in fact I just did a post yesterday on using the gel as an extender for rich sauces. I like to let my chia puddings set overnight though.
Letting the pudding set overnight is a great idea! Thanks;)
I’ve heard so much about the benefits of chia seeds lately! Where can you buy them? Great info as always!
I found mine at the local health food co-op in the bulk goods area.
Let me know what you think!
Hi does it matter if I use white or dark Chia Seeds ?
Nope, either would be great! 😉
Could I use lite coconut milk in the can instead of the almond milk? If so, same quantity – 2 cups?
Yes! Coconut milk would work great! Same amount;)
approximately how much stevia or truvia should one use for this recipe?
I use about 1 tsp stevia glycerite;)
Maria!!! I just made this with unsweetened Coconut Milk and it was DELISH! WOW! I added a little Mimic-Creme but not much. I just finished a bowl and I must say, you are a God Send! Keep up the good work! I plan to put this in my weekly diet routine!
Thank you SO much for the kind words! You made my day!!!
I found taking Cinch powder with Chia seeds
Is two things at once you have your healthy meal
Plus the benefits of the Chia seeds
I am so glad to have found such a yummy and quick desert recipe! I’m already on my second batch for the day since my first one made me realize how much I do not like nutmeg! haha To be honest, though, the one with nutmeg tastes great with coffee. 🙂
Thanks Shannon! I’m so happy you liked it!
Maria- I recently discovered your blog. I love it! I am a Type 1 diabetic and I follow a low-carb diet. These recipes are just what I need to keep my diet interesting. I have a question: What brand of unsweetened almond milk do you use? There is a huge difference in taste between different brands.
Hello and welcome! Yes there is a difference in flavor. I like the Silk PureAlmond. 🙂
I would like to use Chia seeds to lower my LDL but I have found that they elevate my blood sugar. Does anyone know why this would be? Nell
Are you sure it wasn’t something else in the recipe? If you have a sensitivity to something (diary, nuts, etc) it will elevate your blood sugar when you consume it. 🙂
I am a type 2 diabetic and am very strict and very low carb. I do Dr. Parker’s ketogenic Mediterranean diet. I do eat nuts and dairy but have not had a problem with them. I had the chia in chicken broth before my meals. They are high in carbs with a lot of fiber which is normally a good thing but each time I have had them my blood sugar spiked 3 to 4 hours after eating. These last few days without them I am back to normal.
Hmm, that is interesting. Maybe you have a sensitivity to chia seeds. I haven’t heard that before. 🙂
I have some of your books and love the recipes. I have been adding some of your nut cakes and love them all. Thanks! Nell
Thanks for your support! 🙂
I can’t get enough of your blog! When I have a question I simply google the item of question with your name and I’ve found so much amazing information. I especially like this article on chia.
Just made the pudding this afternoon and had one serving for dessert tonight. Really tasty, thick and chocolaty without the guilt! Didn’t have any Stevia liquid but used Swerve sugar instead and pour the entire thing in my Vitamix for a smoother texture. Wonderful. Thank you for your great recipes Maria!
can you add some protein powder to it to increase the protein content?? Or would that make it too gummy??
You can try that. It should be ok with a little.
Ok, I’m confused! In the comments they’re talking about chai seeds, which I love and was wondering if they could be used instead of the rice. However, I see no mention of the chai in the recipe??
You can try chai seed in place of miracle rice if you like. 🙂
I am also confused. I don’t see the amount for miracle rice or chia. It looks like a great recipe. Would love to use it.
Miracle rice is the first ingredient.
If using chia seeds (low carb?) instead of the miracle rice, how much would I use? does anyone know
Where is the chia version? I don’t like miracle noodles of any type. Thanks!
I don’t recommend chia. I now know it is very estrogenic and not Keto.