Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Chocolate Chia Pudding


I've decided to try out these chia seeds everyone's talking about. These little seeds are economical and have some great health benefits, including being full of omega 3's. Naturally I decided the best way to try these for the first time was surrounding them with chocolate!


Chocolate Chia Pudding | Vegan Fling



Chocolate Chia Pudding | Vegan Fling


This recipe is so easy, and you can make it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge overnight for ease of snacking. I don't know if this could really pass as "real" pudding, because the chia seeds do give it an interesting texture, but it will definetly satisfy those sweet cravings and topped with sprinkles or fresh fruit would make a tasty dessert.


Chocolate Chia Pudding | Vegan Fling



Chocolate Chia Pudding
serves 2-3

4 Tbsp chia seeds
1 C almond milk
4 Tbsp maple or agave syrup
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients together well. It takes a little stirring time to incorporate everything.
Refrigerate for at least 30 min or leave overnight. Enjoy topped with chocolate sprinkles or fresh fruit!

Chocolate


For extra fun I served this chia pudding in these pink-based cocktail glasses and topped it with some vegan chocolate sprinkles. This pudding is not as thick as traditional puddings usually are, but I still think it's worth a try, especially if you have a sweet tooth like I do!

Chocolate Chia Pudding | Vegan Fling


Chocolate Chia Pudding | Vegan Fling



Thanks for stopping by!


9 comments:

  1. how yummy! i have minimal experience experimenting with chia seeds, but when i have used them, i've loved them! i love your thinking with surrounding them in chocolate, and how adorable are those sprinkles?!

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    1. Everything is better with sprinkles. :)

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  2. Pinned! I haven't tried chia pudding, but I've always been amazed by how they thicken, so I'm not surprised that you could make a pudding with them.

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  3. What a great idea! This pudding looks incredibly delicious! I'm going to buy some chia seeds and try this out ASAP.

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  4. I love chocolate and I love chia seeds, but the last chocolate chia pudding I tried did not impress me. Yours looks much more delicious, though, and I love those little sprinkles!

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    1. I have to say I still prefer "real" pudding, but I know that this version is healthier. ;)

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  5. I made this, it was delicious! Tastes like tapioca pudding. I cut the sweetener to 2 TB & added 2 packets of stevia to lower the sugar content. I garnished with roasted coconut & shaved cinnamon chocolate.

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