For all of our chocolate lovers out there, this one is for you! Chia Seed Chocolate Pudding – the perfect evening dessert. We successfully satisfy your chocolate craving with the chocolate protein powder and pudding packet, but the star of the show is actually the chia seeds. If you decide to look up the health benefits of chia seeds, you might be shocked to see just how many ways these tiny seeds greatly affect your health! Or if you don’t feel like doing research, just keep reading!
The Mayan word for “strength”, chia is notorious (and scientifically backed) to be an excellent source of sustainable energy with very little calories to boot. A one-stop nutrition shop, chia seeds offer 11 g of fiber, 4 g of protein, and more, all in a low-calorie package! Additionally, chia seeds are gluten-free, and uber high in fiber (40% of its weight). The natural properties in Chia seeds make it an all-natural sponge for absorbing water and other liquids – making it the perfect substance to help form that super satisfying pudding texture! As the seeds expand, they also help your body retain liquids that keep you hydrated and your pouch full for a sustainable treat, while the fiber also helps promote healthy digestion and balance your blood sugar!
Given all of these incredible nutrition facts, it only made sense to make chia seeds the star of the snacks show! We recommend preparing the pudding before you start dinner, that way, once you’ve finished cooking dinner, eat, digest, and feel a food craving coming on, you have a healthy dessert in the fridge ready to be enjoyed! We hope you enjoy eating it as much as we did making it!
- ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 serving of Chocolate protein powder
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 packets of stevia
First, add the almond milk to the blender, then pour in the chia seeds and blend until smooth. Then add in the rest of the ingredients and blend until combined and creamy. Scoop the mixture into a bowl and leave in fridge for at least an hour, or overnight. Serve chilled and enjoy!