This chia seed chocolate pudding recipe has gone through a few changes. I was first introduced to it by Nichola, one of the registered dietitians who contributes to The Accumulator. I've now added a few minor tweaks and whenever I make some it does not disappoint.
The main ingredient is chia seeds. These originate from the Salvia Hispanica plant commonly found in South America. More recently they have been hailed as a super food as their popularity has grown.
You can understand why too. They're packed with fibre, protein and contain Omega 3 and Omega 6 fats. They are also filled with essential minerals like magnesium and zinc.
When you blend chia seeds with cocoa powder and a few other ingredients they make the healthiest chocolate pudding known to man (and woman). Perfect with a few berries or straight out of the fridge on it's own. Give this recipe a try and let us know how it went by leaving a comment at the bottom. This recipe should make enough for 4 small portions.
What you need:
- 300-360ml Almond milk (depends how thick you want the finished product).
- 63g chia seeds
- 24g Cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon or ginger (you don't have to but it does help)
- 1/2-1 tsp honey (to taste)
- 1/2 tsp peppermint essence (or vanilla extract)
- Pinch of salt
What you do:
- Add all the ingredients (apart from the honey) into a bowl and whisk together. If you have a blender (or smoothie maker) you can mix the ingredients together using this. It makes for a much smoother result.
- Spoon the mixture into ramakins or individual bowls and mix in the honey. A small amount in each is more than enough.
- Leave the mixture to rest in the fridge (preferably) overnight.
- Serve chilled and enjoy.