There are few things I enjoy more than a tasty treat. With all the delicious dessert recipes floating around the internet, it’s amazing I don’t gain weight from how much time I spend fantasizing about eating it all. That’s why I love this super easy Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding.
Let’s chat about Chia Seeds for a second though. You might be asking yourself “What the heck is Chia Seeds?!”
Well, thousands of years ago, chia seeds were a staple item in the Mayan diets. The word chia actually means “strength” and the Aztec warriors relied on the seed for energy and to increase their stamina – this is why it’s so popular amongst the health communities and they all rave about it’s superfood-ness.
Not only does the little seed give you energy – the seed contain a ton of fiber (5g in just 1 tbsp!). It’s the fiber in the seed, mixed with water, that creates a gel-like substance that mimics tapioca and gives this pudding recipe substance. If you find yourself with a sweet-tooth, give this tasty treat a try. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
Easy Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
- 1 1/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (almond or coconut are my faves)
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 3 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 1 tbsp organic maple syrup or agave syrup or raw honey
- Dark Chocolate or Carob Chips or Cocoa Nibs
- Add all ingregients to a large mixing bowl
- Mix together until everything is coated
- Place into serving size jars or ramikins
- Place in the fridge overnight to thicken Optional: add toppings such as almonds, shredded coconut, crystalized ginger or dried fruit.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lindsay Vacek has a passion for style, details and design. As a Fashion Editorial Photographer, she's worked in the Entertainment Industry for over 10 years and has a love for adventure and travel. She spends her spare time globe-trotting her way through foreign countries and loves new cultures, food, music and the arts.
Being a California Native, Lindsay loves meeting new people and sharing her version of life with others. With an infinite list of things-to-do, places-to-go and sights-to-see - she believe everyone can have a little more California in their own lives.