Chocolate chia pudding
I want to share a dessert that is not only super fast and easy to make, but is also healthy and fairly low in calories as well. This chocolate chia pudding only takes a couple of minutes to put together and it is full of two of my favourite superfoods – chia seeds and cacao. You can find my post on chia seeds and their amazing health benefits right here.
Ingredients – 1 large serving, as pictured:
2 decilitre milk
2 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1/2 – 1 teaspoon pure vanilla powder
1/2 – 1 tablespoon acacia honey (or your sweetener of choice)
A square of dark chocolate, grated (I used 70%)
- Simply add all of the ingredients to a bowl and whisk until everything is well combined.
- Chia seeds can absorb up to 12 times their own weight in liquid, so don’t worry about the mixture being really thin – it won’t be after a couple of hours in the fridge. I would recommend that you let it sit in the fridge for at least 3 hours before serving, to allow to the chia seeds to soak up the milk, but the best thing is actually to prepare it the night before.
- Before you put the pudding in the fridge I recommend that you taste it so you can adjust the flavour to your liking – you might want to add more cacao powder or sweetener etc.
- Before serving; stir the pudding well and adjust the thickness if necessary (add more chia if it’s too thin and more milk if it’s too thick). I served the pudding with some grated dark chocolate and fresh strawberries. Enjoy!