Chocolate chia seed pudding with 100% plant-based ingredients? Oh yeah, I am all in.
Ingredients we’re using:
- ground chia seeds
- almond milk
- cocoa powder
With the chia seeds, you’re getting a variety of nutrients in just one serving (2 tablespoons/28 grams). That includes 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, and 18 percent of magnesium.
Why Use Ground Chia Seeds For Pudding?
I use ground chia seeds for this recipe for a lighter, smoother pudding texture. When chia seeds come in contact with water, they soften and become gel-like. When left whole in a pudding recipe, the seeds are apparent and they create a lump-y texture.
So, I opt for ground chia seed for the kind of pudding I remember as a kid – silky, light, and delicious.
Fun fact about ground chia seeds: the nutrients contained in ground chia seeds are better absorbed by the body.
How To Grind Chia Seeds
All you need is a dry blender. I prefer using a high-speed blender like Nutribullet.
Pour the chia seeds into the blender and blend until you get a soft flour-like texture.
Toppings To Use For Chia Seed Pudding
If you want your chocolate chia seed pudding to be a lot more fun, here are some ideas for toppings:
- Sliced almonds
- Chocolate chips
- Coconut flakes
- Crushed walnuts
- Banana slices
- Chopped peanuts
- A dollop of peanut butter
What To Expect From This Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding Recipe:
- A robust, chocolate flavor.
- The perfect balance of natural sweetness
- Loaded with nutrients including all the essential amino acids
- A dessert that’s low in calories but high in flavor
- It’s easy and quick
Ready for some puddin’?
Quick Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
- 4 cups non-dairy milk
- 1/2 cup ground chia seeds
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 12 pitted dates
- First, combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth.
- Next, pour the mixture into a container, cover, and cool for at least 1 hour.
- Serve with your favorite toppings.
- Makes about 1 serving
- If you want your pudding to be sweeter, add more dates.
- If you want your pudding to have a deeper chocolate profile, add more cocoa.
- It needs to be chilled for at least 30 minutes to achieve a pudding texture.
- The longer you have the pudding sitting and chilling, the thicker it will become.
- It’s best to use a high-speed blender to ensure the pudding is completely smooth
- Don’t have dates? Use maple syrup or honey instead.
- Directions on how to make ground chia seeds is in this post above the recipe section.
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