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Chocolate Chia Pudding with Almond Milk

This chocolate chia pudding with almond milk is a rich, creamy, and delicious healthy breakfast, snack or dessert. Top with your favorite fresh or dried fruit, nuts, or shredded coconut.

Chocolate chia pudding in a mason jar with a spoon on a white marble counter

If you’ve never had chocolate chia pudding, it’s kind of like eating chocolate pudding with tapioca in it. It can be eaten as a breakfast, a dessert, and of course a snack.

Chia seeds were staple in the ancient Aztec and Maya diets, and that seeds have been touted for their health benefits for centuries. In fact, “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength.”

It seems only fitting that cocoa be added to this pudding since chocolate and cocoa was such an important food to the Aztecs as well.

Technically there are many ways you can add chia seeds to your diet but this chocolate chia pudding with almond milk is one of my favorites.

The seeds are absorbing up to 12 times their weight in liquid when soaked and developing a coating that gives chia-based foods and beverages a distinctive gel texture.

I find this pudding so wonderfully rich that sometimes all I need is a bite or two to satisfy my chocolate craving or sweet tooth. Of course, regular chia pudding with almond milk is always nice too.

One of the things I love about it is that you can make it ahead of time.

I do meal prep for the week on Sundays and having little jars of chia pudding are so easy to make and quick to grab. Best of all, it will keep in the fridge for a week.

You can mix things up by topping the pudding with fresh fruit or dried fruit, nuts, shredded coconut, granola, and more.

Yield: 1 serving

Chocolate Chia Pudding with Almond Milk

Chocolate chia pudding in a mason jar with a spoon on a white marble counter

This chocolate chia pudding with almond milk is a rich, creamy, and delicious healthy breakfast, snack or dessert. Top with your favorite fresh or dried fruit, nuts, or shredded coconut.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Rest Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powered
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

  1. To a jar, add cacao powder, chia seeds, ground cinnamon, honey or maple syrup, and vanilla. Mix to combine.
  2. Then add a little almond milk at a time and mix until a paste forms. Then add remaining almond milk and mix until smooth.
  3. Let sit for 2-3 minute. Then mix again to make sure the chia seeds are evenly spread and not clumped at the bottom.
  4. Cover and refrigerate overnight, or at least 3-5 hours or overnight.
  5. Serve chilled with desired toppings.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 273Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 10gSugar: 30gProtein: 6g

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