Chia Seed Chocolate Pudding Recipe

May 5, 2024 7 Comments

This chocolate chia seed pudding recipe is for those who want to dip their toes into the chia seed pool. About 4 years ago, I was wondering why anyone would use chia seeds for anything.

Chocolate Pudding Recipe with Chia Seeds

The only thing I could think about with chia seeds was chia pets. Those cute little terracotta bugs didn’t look edible.

But since then I’ve tried eating chia seeds in all kinds of ways. My last favorite dish is my coconut chia pudding recipe.

A tablespoon of chia seeds has more calcium than a glass of milk, more Omega-3 than salmon and more antioxidants than blueberries.

I decided to try the chocolate pudding because who doesn’t love chocolate pudding? Chia seeds are great as a thickening agent, so you don’t need to cook the milk to get the right pudding consistency.

It is rare to find a tasty pudding high in calcium, iron, fiber, manganese, magnesium, selenium and vitamin B6.

Jello can’t touch this.

Since I started eating chia seeds, I read a wonderful book about running, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall (see below). In it, the Tarahumara Indians run hundreds of miles fed on chia seeds (as well as corn and other foods).

I also love using chia seeds in my chia seed overnight oats as it makes the mixture thick and creamy.

You can find chia seeds in the natural foods section of your grocery store, and they’re not cheap—a small bag cost me $7. Any seed product has a high price because it is very difficult to harvest. Think of them as an investment in your health.

When I first made this I didn’t have a powerful blender and it was a little grainy. Now that I have a Blendtec (a Vitamix would work too), it comes out PERFECT and my kids eat it. When I used the high power blender, it was instantly thick (no need to wait to eat it!)

Have you tried chia seeds? What do you use them for?

Chocolate and Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

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Makes 4 – 1/4 cup puddings
Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 30 minutes in the refrigerator (optional)

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Ingredients

3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons of brown sugar
¼ cup chia seeds
1 cup of milk (anything you like almond, soy, etc. – I used 2% cow’s milk)

Instructions

Blend the cocoa powder, sugar, chia seeds and milk in a blender for 5 minutes until the chia seeds are pulverized. Pour into small molds and place in the refrigerator.

Cool or eat at room temperature.

nutritional information

94 calories, 4.3 grams fat, 1.3 grams saturated fat, 14.8 grams carbohydrates, 9.4 grams sugar, 4.2 grams protein, 3.7 grams fiber, 31mg sodium, 4 green, 4 blue, 4 purple WW SmartPts

Point values ​​are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for informational purposes only. See all Snack Girl recipes


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