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Friday, November 15, 2013

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

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There are many, many, many versions of chia seed pudding floating around the Internet. It's no wonder why, chia seed pudding is somewhat of a miracle food. ;) You can make it nut free, dairy free, vegan, egg free, Paleo... It's customizable to basically any diet.

Below is my version of chia seed pudding. In the summer, I enjoyed it cold, but this time of year I like it better hot. You can make it however you prefer. I know someone people can eat cold food in the winter, although I'm generally not one of those people. (Except for ice cream. I can eat ice cream no matter the season.) So how you eat it is really up to you.

This pudding is rich, thick, and filling like regular pudding except without the dairy and unnecessary preservatives and additives. It's kind of like tapioca or rice pudding, actually, so if you like either of those you'll definitely love this recipe.

My guess is that most of you have already tried chia seed pudding at one point or another. It wasn't until last spring I finally jumped on the chia seed bandwagon. I had already been making this hot cereal with chia seeds, but the warm weather was moving in and I wanted something cooler for the hot summer days.

This is a great recipe for when you're craving a little something sweet or for after a workout or for a quick breakfast. You can even make it the night before and have a delicious breakfast ready to eat in the morning. Chia seeds are amazing little things. They pack a ton of fiber, protein, and healthy fats into each tablespoon, so they're perfect for anytime of the day.

3/4 c. milk of choice
2 T. chia seeds
2 T. flax seeds
1/2-1 scoop protein powder (optional)
1 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
sweetener, to taste
optional toppings: shredded coconut (toasted coconut is seriously good on this), nuts, chocolate chips, bananas, raspberries, strawberries, etc.

1. For a cold version, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl with a lid that fits tightly onto the bowl.
2. Shake, shake shake that bowl! You want to make sure everything is mixed up really well.
3. Put in the fridge for 10-15 minutes or until preferred thickness.
4. Top with your favorite toppings and dig in!

1. For the hot version, heat the milk in a small saucepan.
2. Once the milk is simmering, add the rest of the ingredients. Whisk rapidly to combine. Make sure there are no clumps in the mixture.
3. Remove from heat and let sit for 5-10 minutes or until preferred thickness.
4. Top with your favorite toppings and you have hot chia seed pudding! :)

Inquiry of the Day:

Have you ever heard of chia seeds before? If so, what are your favorite recipes using them?

They're very popular nowadays, but I hadn't heard of them until last January. You can buy them from any health food store, although we get ours from Costco. 

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