Chocolate Chia Pudding
Who doesn’t love chocolate pudding? To follow up my blogs on the Cardiovascular Benefits of Cocoa, and Chia Seeds, I wanted to include a few recipes that included each. This recipe conveniently uses both ingredients! Chia pudding in some form is popular in the world of plant-based eating because it is typically prepared quickly and easily, is nutrient dense, and tastes great. The base of most recipes includes some form of nut milk and chia seeds which serve to thicken the milk to the consistency of pudding. These can be a great breakfast substitution for yogurt and can be topped with berries and granola. Of course when cocoa is added, a decadent dessert can be created. This recipe came from OhSheGlows which is one of my favorite food blogs.
What’s unique about this preparation is the optional use of frozen cubes of almond milk to accelerate the thickening process, much like we might traditionally see with an instant pudding. I would recommend using high quality cocoa powder or even trying cacao powder such as this one which can be purchased through nuts.com.