Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Would you be interested in a recipe for pudding that you can eat everyday and not feel bad about?  Or maybe that you can incorporate into your diet to help with weight loss? Or a recipe for chocolate pudding that makes a really healthy afternoon snack that keeps you full till dinner?  Really, I’m being totally serious… because this is it.

Chia seeds are amazing little things.  They’re high in protein and fiber and so many different vitamins including B vitamins and minerals such as phosphorus, manganese, and zinc.  They are a good source of calcium and omega 3 fatty acids which we could all get more of.  We love sprinkling them over cold or hot cereal or on top of yogurt and fruit or even blending them in smoothies, but this is probably our favorite way to enjoy them.  Just wait till you try it, this is amazing.

It’s not your typically smooth and thick chocolate pudding but it’s rich and completely satisfying.  And it really fills you up.. You wont need to go back for more 10 minutes after you’ve finished because these amazing little seeds are so full of fiber.  Oh, and guess what.  It’s super simple.

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Recipe from Love Veggies and Yoga

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 C  unsweetened almond milk(or your favorite alternative)
  • 2 tbsp agave, brown rice syrup, maple syrup or stevia to taste
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix all the ingredients together.  It may take a little time to incorporate the cocoa, but eventually it will.  I used about a tablespoon of brown rice syrup because I like the flavor and then 10-15 drops vanilla stevia to make up the difference, but use whatever you have on hand and like to use.  After everything is mixed, cover and leave on your counter for 20 minutes before enjoying.  Or you can leave it in the fridge overnight and enjoy the next day.  The chia seeds continue to absorb the liquid they are in so you may need to water your pudding down with some more almond milk if you leave it till the next day.  You can top your pudding with fresh fruit or just eat it plain :)

Oh, and hello from in the spoon :D

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21 Responses to Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

  1. thanks for reminding me to make chia seed pudding :P

  2. I love chia seed pudding!! i just tried averie’s version recently as well. love it!!

  3. Krista says:

    I’ve never made Chia seed pudding before, but what a great idea! I have all of the ingredients, so this is going to be on the top of my to-make list when I get home from spring break!

  4. carine says:

    Is soya milk fine for replacing the almond milk?

  5. I love chia seeds! This is a really good idea, they would be so soft.

  6. megi says:

    I will be making a batch of homemade almond milk on Friday and will definitely make this pudding. It looks so good, thank you for sharing.

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  8. Ruthy says:

    Hmm…I am making a gluten-free grapefruit pound cake tomorrow morning for breakfast and was wondering what to put on it. I think I will skip the cocoa powder, and just use vanilla stevia and have a vanilla pudding topper with fresh strawberries! YAY!

  9. megi says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I made a version of this pudding for my 15 months old daughter, she LOVED it. I used homemade goat’s milk yogurt, a little honey and scraped seeds of maybe 1/8 of a vanilla bean. She couldn’t get enough. I wish I knew about using chia seeds like this before, we used to just add them to salads… Thank you again.

  10. Heather says:

    The chia seeds are used raw correct? I’ve never worked with them before, I got them from a health food store that stocks in jars.

  11. Eric says:

    Wow, what a great recipe. It tasted amazing!

  12. Sounds yummy! I’ll be trying this today ;-)

  13. Andrea says:

    Is there any other kind of sweetener you recommend using in this recipe? Honey maybe?

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  15. realyoganyc says:

    Try adding frozen cherries or raisins instead of a sweetener. Cherries are amazing with cacao! And top it of with a drop of almond extract! Yum!

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