Chocolate Berry Chia Pudding

Chocolate Chia Pudding

A low calorie, satiating dessert or snack that’s nutritious & delicious! 

I am absolutely addicted to my recent chia pudding discovery. I have been buying them from local health food stores in the city and decided it was time I made the attempt at one myself. This pudding is so delicious and tastes of chocolatey decadence without all the fat and sugar! Chia seeds are packed full of goodness and are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, high in antioxidants, protein and fiber. Read more on what Dr Oz has to say about Chia seeds here. This is not only a delicious but also very nutritious little treat! I confess I have been making them for dessert every single night this week…

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 3-4 heaping teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder (depending on how rich you want it to taste)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp molasses
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Small handful frozen blackberries or raspberries

Method

Pour 1/3 of the almond milk in a jar (I used an old jam jar) and vigorously mix in the cocoa powder, cinnamon, vanilla, honey and molasses until a creamy mousse like paste is formed. Add the rest of the almond milk and chia seeds and mix together well. Once smooth and combined gently stir in the berries then place back in the fridge to set for at least 30 minutes. Ideally you want to leave it for a few hours so the chia seeds have time to expand giving the pudding a tapioca like consistency. Serve with some extra berries on the side and a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar if desired.

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