After browsing various health food blogs and reading about the health benefits of chia seed I decided it would be worth a try.
You’ll soon come to learn that I have a ridiculous sweet tooth, I literally never get sick of sweet food; so when one blogger wrote that eating chia seed pudding for breakfast was like eating chocolate dessert, I was sold.
My first attempt was a bit of a flop. I added almond milk, stevia and cinnamon to the chia seed and left it in the fridge overnight. Although my clever placement of fruit made it look incredibly pretty, the taste was a huge let down. (Hence the massive dollop of peanut butter to cover the taste!)
It has taken me 4 attempts but I now have the perfect recipe for the health conscious chocoholic like me. It is seriously good, it tastes creamy and chocolately and indulgent. You would never know this is a health food.
For one portion of pudding the ratio is 1 cup of nut/soya milk to 4 tbsp of chia seed.
Chocoholic’s Chia Seed Pudding:
– 4 tbsp chia seed
– 3/4 cup chocolate almond milk
– 1/4 cup coconut milk (NOT coconut cream.)
– 1 tsp cocoa or cacao powder
– Sweetener of choice to taste (I would recommend maple syrup to taste, but that’s just because I don’t like stevia.)
Mix it all up in tupperware box (or a pretty mason jar; a 0.5-0.8 jar will be around a single portion.) Give it a little shake and leave it overnight. You will have to give it a stir in the morning as the cocoa powder will have settled on the top. Add a drop more coconut milk to make the pudding your desired thickness and it’s ready!