Would you be interested in a recipe for pudding that you can eat everyday and not feel bad about? Or maybe that you can incorporate into your diet to help with weight loss? Or a recipe for chocolate pudding that makes a really healthy afternoon snack that keeps you full till dinner? Really, I’m being totally serious… because this is it.
Chia seeds are amazing little things. They’re high in protein and fiber and so many different vitamins including B vitamins and minerals such as phosphorus, manganese, and zinc. They are a good source of calcium and omega 3 fatty acids which we could all get more of. We love sprinkling them over cold or hot cereal or on top of yogurt and fruit or even blending them in smoothies, but this is probably our favorite way to enjoy them. Just wait till you try it, this is amazing.
It’s not your typically smooth and thick chocolate pudding but it’s rich and completely satisfying. And it really fills you up.. You wont need to go back for more 10 minutes after you’ve finished because these amazing little seeds are so full of fiber. Oh, and guess what, it’s super simple and it can be topped so many different ways. One of my favorites is with fresh or even frozen raspberries and flaked coconut.
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- ½ C unsweetened almond milk(or your favorite alternative)
- 2 tbsp agave, brown rice syrup, maple syrup or stevia to taste
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- ½ tsp vanilla
- Mix all the ingredients together. It may take a little time to incorporate the cocoa, but eventually it will. In the past I used about a tablespoon of brown rice syrup because I like the flavor and then 10-15 drops vanilla stevia to make up the difference, but now I just use a couple tablespoons of maple syrup because it's very easy to mix in and tastes wonderful :)
- After everything is mixed, cover and leave on your counter for 20 minutes before enjoying. Or you can leave it in the fridge overnight and enjoy the next day. The chia seeds continue to absorb the liquid they are in so you may need to water your pudding down with some more almond milk if you leave it till the next day. You can top your pudding with fresh fruit or just eat it plain
Pictures were updated on June 4 2015. And just for laughs, here are a couple originals