Chocolate Chia Pudding

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love chia seeds. They are so versatile and yummy and kick-you-in-the-pants healthy. I always make some kind of pudding or use them to thicken smoothies, my sister uses them to make drinks, a friend of mine uses them to replace eggs in certain recipes…VERSATILE. And today, we are making chia pudding. But not just any chia pudding. This chia pudding is creamy, chocolatey, sweet, and just SO good. And it’s good for you, too.

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Chia pudding is so easy. All you really need are chia seeds and a milk of your choice (cow’s, soy, almond, cashew…it’s all good). If you want to get extra fancy, you can add a sweetener of your choosing, cocoa powder, vanilla… Just about anything you can think of. I buy my chia in giant bulk bags and portion it out in a mason jar for easy access (and to save space in my cupboards).

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This particular recipe is going to give you a nice, rich, dark chocolate pudding, but feel free to modify the flavours to your preference. Pour 1 cup of milk into a bowl, and add 3 tablespoons of chia seeds. Then, add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar (or other sweetener). Whisk the absolute living daylights out of it with a fork, until all of your ingredients are combined and uniform.

Tip: Take it easy when you’re whisking your cocoa powder in. It takes a little while for it to combine, and if you are too rough with it at the start, it will get everywhere.

Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes have passed, remove the bowl from the fridge and whisk the contents with a fork. If it has reached your desired consistency, it is ready to serve (or be eaten right out of the bowl…). It is FANTASTIC with fresh or frozen berries!

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Enjoy! 🙂


 

RECIPE

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Prep time: 5 minutes
Chill time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • Optional: berries to serve, whipped cream

Directions

  1. Add 1 cup milk, 3 tbsp chia seeds, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, and 1 tbsp brown sugar to a bowl. Whisk to combine.
  2. Chill for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Check for desired consistency.
  4. Serve by itself, with berries, or whipped cream.
  5. Enjoy! 🙂

 

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