Chocolate Chia Pudding

Want to make a simple snack? Try this chia pudding! Chia seeds are filled with fiber, protein, and lots of omega-3s. Incorporate them slowly into your meals if your body is used to a low fiber diet. This pudding mixes a few ingredients together, and then chills in the fridge for about 5 hours while it thickens up. It's creamy, textured, and can be sweetened to taste. Chia seeds do have an unusual consistency if you haven't tried them before, so this pudding has a gel/tapioca consistency, unlike normal pudding.

 Mixture before whisking and chilling

Mixture before whisking and chilling

Recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker
Makes 6-8 small servings

  • 1 1/2 cups of almond milk (or other dairy or non dairy milk)
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder (i used dark cocoa)
  • a few tablespoons of maple syrup or other sweetener
  • pinch of salt, optional
  • dash of vanilla, optional

Ready for the instructions? Whisk all the ingredients together. Chill for 4 hours and whisk again. That's it! Your chia pudding is ready to eat once it's thickened up in the fridge. If you don't like the texture, you can blend the pudding in a blender or food processor. So simple!