(pictures include the blended and unblended version)

I like this smooth, creamy item because it’s a fast, cheap,  simple healthy recipe to make an prepare.  It’s a healthy recipe for kids to make own their own.  No need for heavy cream.  Going healthy is the fun way.

Prep time…
15 mins
Total time
15 mins

Simple, 6-ingredient chocolate chia seed pudding that’s naturally sweetened and so thick and creamy.

Serves: 4

Ingredients

• 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) fresh non-dairy milk (any nut milk or coconut milk)
• 1/3 cup (63 g) chia seeds
• 1/4 cup (24 g) cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder
• 2-5 Tbsp (30-75 ml) maple syrup or agave if not blending (can sub 5-9 dates, pitted, if blending)
• optional: 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1/4 tsp sea salt
• optional: 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

(pictures include the blended and unblended version)

Instructions

1. Add all ingredients except sweetener to a mixing bowl and whisk vigorously to combine. If not blending (which I preferred!), sweeten to taste with maple syrup at this time. If blending, you can sweeten later with maple syrup or dates.

2. Let rest covered in the fridge overnight or at least 3-5 hours (or until it’s achieved a pudding-like consistency).

3. If blending, add to a blender and blend until completely smooth and creamy, scraping down sides as needed. Sweeten to taste.

4. Leftovers keep covered in the fridge for 2-3 days, though best when fresh.

5. Serve chilled with desired toppings, such as fruit, granola, or coconut whipped cream.

Notes
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 of 4 servings.
*Prep time does not include chilling!
*Recipe loosely adapted from Pop Sugar.

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/4 of recipe Calories: 133 Fat: 8 g Saturated fat: 1.2 g Carbohydrates: 17 g Sugar: 9g Sodium: 187mg Fiber: 8.6 g Protein: 5.3 g

adapted from  Minimalist Baker