Healthy Chocolate Pudding

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This Healthy Chocolate Pudding is heaven in a bowl. Unlike my other delicious chia pudding that keeps the chia seeds whole, this one is smooth and velvety. Chia seeds are also an excellent source of 💪 omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and they provide fibre, iron, and calcium. If you love that smooth and frothy pudding or mousse texture, you will absolutely 😋 love this.

Why You’ll Love Healthy Chocolate Pudding

This Healthy Chocolate Pudding is so good for you but tastes like it’s a treat. Featuring my favorite chia seeds, this is a satisfying, filling and delicious breakfast idea. If you don’t like a chunky chia pudding, this version is for you. By blending it up, it’s so 🍫 chocolately and smooth, cool and creamy, and the texture is spot on. This recipe makes one portion, but you can totally scale up and make a few for the week so they’re ready to go in the 🌞 morning.

How to Prepare Healthy Chocolate Pudding

🫙To a bowl or mason jar, add the chia seeds, maple syrup, cacao and stir.

🥛 Then add the milk and whisk it really well.

⏲️ Wait 15 minutes for it to thicken up, and then whisk well again.

❄️ Refrigerate until it thickens, anywhere from 2- 8 hours or until it reaches desired texture.

🌀 Now, place the mixture into a blender and blend for 30 seconds until smooth.

🥣 Pour it into a bowl and top it with additional sweetener or any toppings that you like.

Nonna’s Tip 🌀

Stir the mixture well initially and then again after about 15 minutes. This helps distribute the chia seeds evenly and prevents clumping.

Healthy Chocolate Pudding

Variations and Substitutions for Healthy Chocolate Pudding

  1. You can use any unsweetened milk like 🥛 oat, cashew, almond or coconut.
  2. Feel free to use maple syrup, 🍯 honey or agave to sweeten this Healthy Chocolate Pudding.
  3. Cacao or cocoa powder both work as well, or you can use a scoop of 🍫 chocolate protein powder too.
  4. You can also leave the chia seeds whole if you like a chunkier texture.

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Best Served With

  • Add a little crunch to this with a fun topping: nuts, seeds, granola or toasted 🥥 coconut are all delicious options.
  • Serve this for breakfast with your favorite protein such as eggs, 🥓 bacon, turkey bacon or my Homemade Breakfast Sausage Recipe.

Common Questions

can i use a different sweetener other than maple syrup?

Yes, you can use any sweetener you love, such as honey, agave, stevia, or even regular sugar. Just adjust the amount to taste.

What types of plant milk can i use in this healthy chocolate pudding?

You can use any unsweetened plant milk you love, such as almond milk, soy milk, oat milk, or cashew milk. 

how long can i store this in the fridge?

You can store chia pudding in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Keep it in an airtight container for the best freshness.

how do i prevent the chia seeds from clumping?

Stir the mixture well initially and then again after about 15 minutes. This helps distribute the chia seeds evenly and prevents clumping.

what are some topping ideas for this healthy chocolate pudding?

You can top this with fresh fruits (berries, banana slices, mango), nuts, seeds, granola, shredded coconut or a tablespoon of nut butter.

Healthy Chocolate Pudding

This healthy chocolate pudding is both nutritious and delicious, tasting like a treat while offering the benefits of chia seeds. It makes for a satisfying, filling breakfast that is smooth, creamy, and cool in texture.
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, to taste
  • ½ tablespoon unsweetened cacao
  • 200 ml almond milk, or any milk of choice

Instructions 

  • To a bowl or mason jar, add the chia seeds, maple syrup, cacao and stir. Add the milk and whisk really well, wait 15 minutes for it to thicken and whisk well again.
  • Stirring it twice will prevent clumping. Refrigerate until it thickens anywhere from 2- 8 hours or until it reaches desired texture. Once it’s thick you can now blend it for 30 seconds and pour it out.
  • You can top it off with additional sweetener or any toppings that you like. You can definitely prep these and make a bigger batch as it will last 3-4 days in the fridge. Enjoy.

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Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Sodium: 283mg, Potassium: 230mg, Fiber: 14g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 19IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 506mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
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