I’m back with another healthy recipe that yet again contains chocolate. Are we surprised? Probably not.
I have seen Instagram post after Instagram post about chia pudding in the health community and honestly every time I saw something about it I would think “that looks disgusting” no joke. I don’t know why but yogurt and puddings don’t look appetizing to me, probably because I haven’t had it in years because of a dairy sensitivity so I always steered clear. However, I saw that making chocolate chia pudding was possible, so as you can imagine, although still hesitant, I jumped in (cautiously, duh.)
Before I give you the recipe I wanted to give a little note on chia seeds and why they’re considered healthy. I get asked all the time by friends why I drink chia water or top my smoothie with chia seeds. Chia seed is a seed that comes from a plant (obvi) and is very high in omega-3 fatty acid, as well as being high in fiber. I use it often because I don’t take a omega-3 supplement and the human body cannot produce omega-3, so you have to consume it. As you know I’m all about researching so here and here are some good articles if you want more information, which I highly recommend that everyone does their own research because I’m not a medical professional haha and it’s important to add things into your diet because you know what it is and you want to not because someone told you to.
The basic recipe I used for chia pudding is 1/4 cup of chia seeds and 1 cup of nut milk of choice, I use Califia Farms Almond Milk because it’s soy free, dairy free, gluten free, carrageenan free, non GMO, kosher, vegan, and BPA free. It’s more expensive than other almond milks but I will spend twelve more cents because of how clean the ingredients are.
Now to make Chocolate Chia Pudding
- 1 cup Califia Farms Almond Milk
- 1/4 cup Chia Seeds
- 2 tablespoons Cacao Powder
- 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup*
- 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
*can substitute for honey
add all ingredients together, stir, and seal in a container. store overnight in the fridge and enjoy the next morning!
I topped my chia pudding with natural peanut butter but fruit, granola, seeds, etc. would be great as well!