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Chocolate Chia Pudding

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Creamy chocolate chia pudding packed with chocolate flavor and topped with creamy coconut whipped cream and berries on top.  You will ask for more once you try this delicious chocolate chia mousse. 

Chocolatey, creamy, and rich in flavor are the three words that best describe this yummy Chocolate Chia Pudding. The chia seeds are mixed with the milk, cocoa, and sweetener of choice in one bowl and it’s refrigerated until the chia seeds are doubled in size. You can make it the night ahead and just blend for less than 2 minutes the next morning. Perfect to have for grab-and-go breakfast or after-workout protein dessert.

This chocolate chia pudding is a great source of protein and lower in calories than the regular pudding.

Ingredients you’ll need

For this simple chocolate chia pudding mousse, you’ll need chia seeds, cocoa powder, milk of choice (vegan milk such as coconut, almond, oat milk, or regular cow milk), sweeteners such as date or maple syrup.

The toppings are optional but hight recommended. Coconut whipping cream made from the creamy part of the canned coconut, fresh berries, and granola.

How to make chocolate chia pudding?

Chocolate chia pudding is one of the easiest recipes that everyone can make. You would just have to give some time for the chia seeds to gel and it should be delicious. 

I like to make them the night before so the seeds can have some more time to raise. You can absolutely enjoy the pudding without blending and it would be delicious. But what I like to do is blending everything to get a smooth mousse and get more flavor blending everything together.

How to store chocolate chia mousse? 

Chocolate chia pudding can be stored covered with a lid for up to 4 days in a refrigerator. If the seeds get too thick adding a tablespoon or two of milk would fix everything.

Overnight Chocolate Chia Pudding Mousse

Protein chocolate chia pudding mousse made with cocoa, almond milk, cinnamon and topped with maple syrup whipping cream and grated almonds.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Resting Time6 hrs
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

pudding:

  • 160g/ 1 cup chia seeds
  • 500g / 2 cup milk
  • 6 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 ½ tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

toppings:

  • 1 tbsp coconut whipping cream
  • 5 sliced almonds
  • coconut flakes

Instructions

  • In a medium-size bowl or in your blender cup add chia seeds, cocoa powder, cinnamon, milk, and maple syrup.
  • Mix everything well together and cover the bowl. Leave the pudding in a refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Once this process is finished remove the chia seeds from the fridge, and add the pudding in a blender. Mix it for 1minute or until you get a smooth mousse.
  • Add the mousse in a glass and top with whipping cream and sliced almonds.

Notes

  • If you want some extra sweetness you can add chopped dried dates or stevia right before blending.
  • In case the chia seeds soak more milk and the consistency get’s really thick add a bit more milk before blending. 

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