Chocolate Chia Pudding

by Ashley Freeman Nutrition

Vegan & Gluten Free

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Chia puddings make satisfying snacks, dessert, or breakfasts that are delicious and portable.

Because chia seeds are high in fibre, have some protein, and are full of essential fatty acids, they help to keep you feeling fuller, longer. Chia seeds are also high in antioxidants and minerals like calcium, magnesium, and manganese to support the body’s metabolism to function optimally. The combination of spices, liquids and toppings for chia pudding are endless so play around!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened nut milk (eg. almond or coconut)
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp real maple syrup, or a pinch of stevia to taste
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a tightly sealed container and shake until well combined. You may have to use a spoon and mix any chia seeds that have coagulated together at the bottom or on the sides.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Shake again before enjoying. For a smoother consistency, use your blender!

Topping and mix-in options:

  • Fresh berries
  • Chopped nuts or seeds
  • Coconut whip cream
  • Cinnamon
  • Mesquite – not the BBQ sauce!
  • Lacuma
  • Cacao nibs
  • Dried fruit