chocolate chia pudding

Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding by Rhyan Geiger, RDN

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This Chocolate Chia pudding is naturally sweetened, vegan and gluten free and the best part is, you can have it for breakfast. That's right - chocolate for breakfast is a thing and we're telling you to go for it! Loaded with nutrients like fiber and protein, you won't feel guilty one bit after finishing the last drop, including licking the spoon.

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time4 hrsTotal Time4 hrs 5 mins

 ¼ cup cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
 5 tbsp maple syrup
 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
 1 pinch Celtic sea salt
 ½ tsp vanilla extract
 1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk
 ½ cup chia seeds

1

To a small mixing bowl add cacao powder (sift first to reduce clumps), maple syrup, ground cinnamon, salt, and vanilla and whisk to combine. Then add a little dairy-free milk at a time and whisk until a paste forms. Then add remaining dairy-free milk and whisk until smooth.

2

Add chia seeds and whisk once more to combine. Then cover and refrigerate overnight, or at least 3-5 hours (until it's achieved a pudding-like consistency). It may also be helpful to give the mixture an extra whisk/stir once it has been in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes.

3

Leftovers keep covered in the fridge for 4-5 days, though best when fresh. Serve chilled with desired toppings, such as fruit, granola, or coconut whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/2 cup

Servings 4

Ingredients

 ¼ cup cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
 5 tbsp maple syrup
 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
 1 pinch Celtic sea salt
 ½ tsp vanilla extract
 1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk
 ½ cup chia seeds

Directions

1

To a small mixing bowl add cacao powder (sift first to reduce clumps), maple syrup, ground cinnamon, salt, and vanilla and whisk to combine. Then add a little dairy-free milk at a time and whisk until a paste forms. Then add remaining dairy-free milk and whisk until smooth.

2

Add chia seeds and whisk once more to combine. Then cover and refrigerate overnight, or at least 3-5 hours (until it's achieved a pudding-like consistency). It may also be helpful to give the mixture an extra whisk/stir once it has been in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes.

3

Leftovers keep covered in the fridge for 4-5 days, though best when fresh. Serve chilled with desired toppings, such as fruit, granola, or coconut whipped cream.

Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding by Rhyan Geiger, RDN