Chocolate Chia Pudding

Another Chia Pudding? Funny that because about 5 years ago many of us would not have even heard of Chia. And yet, everywhere we look there it is. In breads, cereals even ready to buy as a pudding on the supermarket shelves.

There is a reason why Holistic Nutritionists recommend this super seed to be incorporated into our diet.

  • Chia is an excellent source of fibre, protein and anti-oxidants.
  • It is the Richest plant source of Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Low in kilojoules
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • help to increase serotonin levels in the brain (thats the feel good hormone!)
  • can assist in weightloss

My favourite way to use Chia is in a pudding. You can adjust the flavour combinations to suit your needs. So, if i’m making it for dessert it’s usually a little sweeter and topped with fruit. If im making it for dessert it may be a little sweeter. For afternoon tea? I might add nuts as a topping. See how versatile it is?

This is the simplest recipe using 5 versatile ingredients…. Anyone could make it!

And, it’s naturally sweetened, vegan and gluten free.

It is so healthy that it’s a perfectly acceptable breakfast.

Make this the night before for a decadent breakfast or mid-day snack. Or prep it a couple of hours before the kids get home for a super healthy afternoon tea!

It lasts a couple of days in the fridge.

Ingredients

1/4 cup cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder 3 Tbsp maple syrup

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups unsweetend almond milk or coconut milk  (coconut milk gives it a creamier texture!)

1/2 cup white chia seeds

Method

Place all the dry ingredients in a bowl, add the wet ingredients and start stirring before the chia seeds stick to one another. Stir for a few minutes until the cacao powder has dissolved and the chia seeds are all wet. Pour into glasses, bowls or even jars to take with you!

I like to top mine with nuts, seeds, fruit or even granola.

The options are limitless.

I hope you LOVE this pudding.

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