Have you guys tried chocolate chia seed pudding yet? If not, I give you permission to just scroll straight to the recipe card and get to making this stuff stat.
... But then come back cause I want to hang out with you guys.
So this chocolate chia seed pudding has saved my life lately. I've suddenly developed this crazy craving for desserts, which is weird for me because I've never had a sweet tooth before. I don't mind it really, but you can't eat ice cream sandwiches and rice pudding everyday (guilty) and not get a little extra junk in the trunk. (Unfortunately)
So I started looking for healthy alternatives and I remembered how much I loved chia seed pudding and how it was pretty much a dessert anyway. But not "dessert-y" enough for this craving, so the brainstorming continued and I remembered I had cocoa powder in the pantry. DUH!
CHOCOLATE CHIA SEED PUDDING.
I'm not even kidding, it tastes like those little pudding cups your mom would put in your lunch in elementary school - but better.
It's so rich and chocolatey, it definitely doesn't taste like it would even be semi-healthy. But it's completely healthy and that is the best thing EVER!
I've been eating mine with banana slices, cinnamon, and shaved coconut on top. But this would also be super yummy with fresh strawberries (hello, chocolate covered strawberry vibes) or you could get really creative and through in some granola.
... And I'm hungry again. STORY OF MY LIFE.
Make a jar of this chocolate chia seed pudding and have it on hand for the next couple of days for a sweet reward post workout or for dessert. You will be really happy with yourself! ;)
- 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
- 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract