Chia Seed Chocolate Pudding

 In Easy Recipes, Snacks, Spring 2017, Vegetarian

Have you got on the chia seed pudding bandwagon? 

Well, maybe I should back up: 

Have you tried chia seeds?

Do you even know what I’m talking about?

chia seed chocolate pudding

Here’s the thing about this little powerhouses:

They really are busting with nutrition.

Even though a sometimes “scorned title” in the dietitian-world, chia seeds have been crowned a “superfood”. 

chia seed chocolate pudding

So what are chia seeds?

They actually come from a flowering plant in the mint family (cool) and they’ve been cultivated for centuries.

The plant is native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala.

Here’s what a whole bowl of the little seeds look like:

chocolate chia seed pudding

And talk about small but mighty!

When you look at the nutritional properties these little guys provide, it’s pretty darn amazing:

2 Tbsp provides:

  • 138 calories
  • 9 grams of fat
  • 7 grams is polyunsaturated
  • 12 grams of carbohydrate
  • 10 grams of fibre
  • 4.7 grams of protein
chia seed chocolate pudding

And although I had heard of chia seed pudding, I did not explore it for a long time.

Until now.

And I’m so glad I did!

This is a simple way to have a chocolately-fix with a whack load of nutrition too.

Even my hubby loves it! 

Enjoy 🙂

~April

Chia Seed Chocolate Pudding
Serves 1
Perfect for morning or a post-workout snack!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
160 calories
17 g
0 g
9 g
5 g
1 g
276 g
4 g
6 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
276g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
13%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 4mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 17g
6%
Dietary Fiber 8g
32%
Sugars 6g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
57%
Iron
13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  2. 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  3. 2 tsp cocoa powder
  4. 1 tsp honey
  5. 1 tsp vanilla (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together. Let sit in fridge for about 20 minutes or until firm.
  2. Serves one.
Notes
  1. You can use any type of milk you prefer
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calories
160
fat
9g
protein
5g
carbs
17g
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Adapted from Choc-O-Lot Chia Pudding
April Saunders Nutrition http://aprilsaundersnutrition.com/
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