Chocolate Chia Pudding

Welcome to the Festival of Food Carnival. In celebration of the tradition of Easter chocolates, we’re sharing recipe ideas for healthier alternatives – sweets and treats featuring real cocoa. Hosted by Diary of a First Child and Hybrid Rasta Mama, you’re welcome to join us next time, or if you have a previously published recipe you’d like to share, add it to the linky below.

I add chia seeds into my diet daily.  I add it to my smoothies, my salads, and even my water.   Chia seeds are  20% protein and have more Omega 3 fatty acids than any other plant food, including flax seeds.  I credit chia seeds to drastically reducing my husbands blood pressure.  Yep, I love chia seeds!

I include chia in my children’s diet when I can.  Their favorite chia packed treats are summer porridge and chocolate chia pudding.  I make chocolate chia pudding quite a bit.   I like to treat my kids to dessert and a movie at least once a week and this is a dessert that I certainly feel good serving to my family.

Are you ready to make a batch of chocolate chia pudding?  Okay, here you go.  It is super easy and super delicious!

Chocolate Chia Pudding

What you need:   1/4 cup chia seeds, 3/4 cup milk (I used almond or coconut milk), 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon sweetener (honey or maple syrup), 1/4 tsp vanilla extract.

What you do:  Whisk all of the ingredients in a bowl.

Let sit for 10 minutes (and maybe work on a chia pet) then stir again.

Sit in the refrigerator for about an hour to chill and thicken up.  Enjoy!

This is such an easy and yummy treat to keep in the refrigerator.  Do you have a favorite chia recipe?  If so, please share it in the comments!


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8 thoughts on “Chocolate Chia Pudding

  1. I love chia seeds in my eggs! I also use them instead of eggs in my baking. I have put them in tea and other drinks. Might have to try the pudding 🙂

    • Angela says:

      Oh, I love the idea of using chia instead of eggs in baking. I recently read where a woman replaced the butter with avocado in baking, have you ever done that??

      • Never replaced butter with avocado. I’ve replaced oil with apple sauce. Will have to investigate the avocado thing. My container of chia seeds tells me that, “One tsp. of chia seeds mixed in 2 oz. water becomes the perfect egg substitute.” I’ve used it in cookies and brownies and banana bread…

  2. LOVE this…I am a huge fan of chia pudding but haven’t tried it with chocolate yet…what an easy way to add flavor and a mere smattering of calories!

  3. This looks amazing and I think my husband would LOVE it. I’ve never used chia seeds and this isn’t a recipe to make me want to try them, nothing is! Love the movie and dessert night treat; I might try that myself. Thanks for the inspiration! I love how simple this looks

  4. Brooksie says:

    I have recently learned, from watching “Hungry for Change,” about all the chemicals that are in our food products…and most of them are fat-loving chemicals, meaning they bind themselves to our fat cells, which makes our bodies want to hold on fat to protect us from the chemicals. Chia seeds are one type of plant products that help cleanse our bodies of these harmful toxins.

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