Chia Seed Pudding is in essence, all the indulgence and none of the guilt.
Especially with this recipe that gets away with being creamy, rich and chocolaty without one drop of dairy or refined sugar. This recipe is easily adaptable so you get to choose an either completely sugar-free version sweetened with stevia or a lightly sweetened version with a healthy sweetener like raw honey, maple syrup or coconut syrup.
Chia seeds are like super duper little sponges!
They have the ability to thicken liquid without being cooked, ground, or treated in any way. So all you have to do is mix them into your ingredients and let it thicken in the refrigerator. They have a distinct texture that is really fun to eat. If you like things like bubble tea or tapioca then you will love chia seeds.
Chia seeds are really good for you.
They are full of protein and fiber. They are SUPER low-carb. And, they contain, potassium, magnesium calcium and iron. Let’s just go ahead and say it, they are a superfood!
Recipe yields 4, 1/2 cup servings (go ahead and double it, you won’t be sorry)
1 Cup Organic Unsweetened Almond Milk
1/2 Cup Organic Coconut Cream
2 Tablespoons Raw Cacao
1/4 Liquid Stevia or 3 Tablespoons Natural Sweetener Of Choice
1/4 Teaspoon Almond Extract (or vanilla if preferred)
1/4 Cup Chia Seeds
Whisk everything but the chia seeds together in a bowl. When the mixture is well combined add the chia seeds and stir them in. Cover the bowl and refrigerate until the pudding is set, at least 3-4 hours. I like to let mine set up overnight for the best texture. Once the pudding is completely set you can scoop and serve.
I added a little raw coconut and raw cacao powder to the top of my pudding before devouring!