Feb 25, 2015

Chocolate Chia Pudding

I've been meaning to make a chia pudding for months now! With my new-found obsession with chocolate, I decided that maybe I should steer a teeny bit away from the brownies and donuts and eat something a little healthier. Perfect time to make a chia pudding!

The basic ratio for the pudding is  1/4 cup of chia seeds to 1 cup of milk. The rest of the customization is up to you. For this recipe, I used the following -

Ingredients -

Chia Seeds - 1/4 cup
Almond milk - 1 cup
Cocoa powder - 1 tbsp
PB2 chocolate - 1 tbsp
Agave syrup - 1 tbsp (adjust to taste. I like the slight bitterness of chocolate)
Slices almonds - 1 tbsp
Salt - a pinch

To serve - bananas or fruit of your choice

Method -

1. Microwave the milk for about a minute.

2. Add the cocoa powder, PB2 and agave syrup and stir till fully dissolved.

3. Add the chia seeds, salt and almonds. Mix well.

4. Cover the bowl and allow to sit at room temperature for a couple of hours.

The chia seeds will absorb the warm milk and swell up. This forms a gelatinous, spongy pudding consistency. The almonds help to add some crunch to the pudding.

 The recipe is about 300 calories, so serve it with a cup of fruit and nuts to turn it into nutritious breakfast. I just eat spoonfuls of the pudding all day, lol.

This is my first foray into chia seeds and I really love the taste and the ease of preparation! I'm excited to try out new flavor combinations. Hope I've emboldened a few of you to try out this wonderful seed! Thanks for reading!

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