This creamy, dreamy vegan chocolate chia pudding only requires a few ingredients to make and will satisfy your chocolate cravings in a healthy way.
Superfood chia seeds are the base of this nutritious pudding and the fact that it’s raw means it requires no cooking time at all! Not only is this pudding tasty, but it’s packed with fibre, protein, iron, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids.
This nutritious and delicious pudding can be made the night before for a decadent breakfast or mid-day snack. Or, prep it in the morning for a simple dessert to gobble up after a long, stressful day-for you and the kids!
My favorite way to incorporate chia seeds into my diet is as a substitute for eggs however, they can be added to so many different recipes as a thickening agent, especially in raw puddings and cakes.
Something magical happens to those crunchy little chia seeds when they are soaked in liquid-they literally transform into plump and juicy tapioco-like pearls. On a side not, if you’re not a fan of that tapioca-like consistency you can simply puree the pudding once the chia seeds have soaked up the liquid for a smoother, creamier texture.
The beauty of this vegan chocolate chia pudding is that once you have the chia seed-to-liquid ratio right, the flavor possibilities are endless.
For example, substitute coconut milk with almond or soy milk, cocoa powder with carob powder, omit the cinnamon and add a splash of vanilla, or substitute the maple sryup for agave, honey (for non-vegans) or pureed dates.
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