On my quest to find more healthy meal options, I came across Chia Seed Pudding. The fantastic thing about this ‘pudding’, is that I now have so many tasty options! I have made a Mocha Pudding, Peanut Butter Pudding, Chocolate Pudding… I usually eat this for breakfast but I have also chomped down as a late night snack. You might be feeling iffy based on the name, but it tastes like dessert.
Below is the recipe for the Mocha Chia Seed Pudding, but if you want to make a simple Chocolate version, remove the coffee and add an extra half cup of Almond Milk. Want to try the Peanut Butter version? Remove the coffee, add an extra half cup of Almond Milk, and instead of Cocoa Powder, add Powdered Peanut Butter. Try a Chocolate Peanut Butter Flavour! Peanut Butter and Jelly! Experiment!
1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
½ Cup Coffee
1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
1 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract (optional)
1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder (optional)
1/3 Cup Chia Seeds
I usually double this recipe and mix it in a Tupperware bowl so I can grab a few scoops throughout the next few days.
Add all ingredients to a bowl except the Chia Seeds and whisk until all powder is mixed in well.
Add Chia Seeds and mix well.
Place bowl in fridge and mix every hour until it has pudding-like consistency (usually 3-5 hours, I leave in fridge overnight). If you forget to go back to mix, not to worry, you may get some clumps after a few hours but it doesn’t taste any different.
Get creative with your toppings! Add Fresh fruits, nuts, coconut flakes, etc.