Have you tried making chia seed pudding before? Have you seen it (or even just heard the words chia and pudding) and kind of got grossed out? Yeah, don’t worry, I’ve been there.
My first experience making this was more of an experiment than anything else. I needed a chocolate fix, and there was no other ingredients in my house that made sense to combine. I promise it does hit the spot (while providing a crazy amount of fiber that your body will thank you for!)
Also, every time I eat this I top it off with my ‘Nut & Seed Granola’ and it turns into heaven in a jar. It adds an incredible crunch (and extra sweetness) that is so so good. Trust me. Please combine these two recipes to really experience the full effect!
This recipe could not be easier. Simply combine the ingredients (which I like to do in a small single serving mason jar) and shake. Shake it like a polaroid picture. Make sure the cacao has fully covered the chia seeds, and there are no mysterious lumps hanging out around the bottom. Put in the fridge for a minimum of 6 hours, and enjoy once it has turned into a pudding like consistency.
Sometimes I make this the night before and enjoy for an indulgent chocolaty breakfast. And sometimes I make this mid day when I know I’m going to crave something sweet after dinner. Honestly, with the high fiber content (and don’t forget the antioxidants from the cacao!) you’re doing your body good while enjoying a treat.
This is what they call a ‘win-win’, right?
- 3 tbsp of chia seeds
- 1 tbsp of cacao powder
- 1 tbsp of maple syrup
- ½ cup of almond milk (give or take)
- Pour contents into small glass mason jar.
- Shake like a polaroid picture.
- Pop in the fridge overnight, or for a minimum of 6 hours