Delicious and Nutritious Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

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Delicious and Nutritious Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on January 03, 2024

This rich and creamy chocolate chia seed pudding is a healthy and satisfying dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Made with chia seeds, cocoa powder, and almond milk, it is packed with nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. It is also gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan, making it suitable for a variety of dietary preferences. The best part is that it requires minimal effort to prepare, and you can customize it with your favorite toppings and mix-ins.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup or any other sweetener of your choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional toppings: sliced bananas, berries, shredded coconut, chopped nuts

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine chia seeds, almond milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  2. Whisk well to make sure there are no lumps and the cocoa powder is fully incorporated.
  3. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight to allow the chia seeds to absorb the liquid and thicken.
  4. After the pudding has set, give it a good stir to break up any clumps and achieve a smooth consistency.
  5. Divide the pudding into serving bowls or jars.
  6. Top with your favorite toppings like sliced bananas, berries, shredded coconut, or chopped nuts.
  7. Serve chilled and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Chia seeds are rich in fiber and can help promote healthy digestion.
  • Chia seeds can absorb up to 10 times their weight in liquid, which is why they make a great base for pudding.
  • Cocoa powder is a good source of antioxidants and can help improve mood and brain function.
  • Almond milk is low in calories and cholesterol, making it a healthier alternative to dairy milk.
  • This pudding can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.