Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seed pudding is a great dessert that feels decadent but is actually a great healthy sweet treat. If you have that ever present sweet tooth this is a great alternative to other preservative laden puddings. It's very simple to make and requires very few ingredients. Once you get comfortable with the ratios you can experiment with different flavors and toppings.

What you need: (serves 4)

  • 1 1/2 cups of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup of chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 4 tbsp of organic pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • dark chocolate chips (I used 85% dark chocolate chips from Whole Foods)

How to Make:

Add all of the ingredients (minus the dark chocolate chips) into a bowl and whisk vigorously. Wait and let rest for 10 minutes and then whisk again for another minute or so. 

Next place the mixture in a jar (like above) and close with an airtight lid. Let sit in your fridge over night. 

The mixture should now be a pudding like consistency. Serve it cold in a single serving bowl and top with dark chocolate chips (or your favorite healthy topping). Dig in! 

What is your favorite healthy topping? Sound off in the comments below and let me know what else you'd like to see more of.