May 2, 2023 7:00 Comments:
This Chia Seed Chocolate Pudding recipe is for those who want to dip their toes into the chia seed pool. About 4 years ago I wondered why anyone would use chia seeds for anything.
All I could think about was chia seeds chia pets. Those little terracotta bugs didn’t look edible.
But since then, I’ve tried eating chia seeds in all kinds of ways. My latest favorite dish is my Coconut Chia Pudding recipe.
One tablespoon of chia seeds has more calcium than a glass of milk, more Omega-3 than salmon and more antioxidants than blueberries.
I decided to try the chocolate pudding because who doesn’t love chocolate pudding? Chia seeds are great as a thickener so you don’t have to boil the milk to get the pudding consistency right.
It’s rare to find a delicious pudding that’s rich in calcium, iron, fiber, manganese, magnesium, selenium and vitamin B6.
Jello can’t touch this.
Since I started eating chia seeds, I read a great book about running. Born to run. a hidden race, super athletes and the greatest race ever seen By Christopher McDougall (see below). In it, the Tarahumara Indians run 100 miles fueled by chia seeds (as well as corn and other foods).
I also like to use chia seeds in my overnight oatmeal with chia seeds because it makes the mixture thick and creamy.
You can find chia seeds in the natural foods section of your grocery store, and they’re not cheap; a small bag set me back $7. Any seed product is expensive because they are so difficult to collect. Think of them as an investment in your health.
When I first made this I didn’t have a high powered blender and it was a bit grainy. Now that I have a Blendtec (Vitamix will work too) it comes out PERFECT and my kids eat it up. When I used a high powered blender, it thickened right up (no need to wait to eat it).
Have you tried chia seeds? What do you use them for?
Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
Makes 4 – 1/4 cups puddings
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes in the refrigerator (optional)
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3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
3 tablespoons of brown sugar
¼ cup chia seeds
1 cup milk (whatever you like almond, soy, etc. – I used 2% cow’s milk)
Mix the cocoa powder, sugar, chia seeds and milk in a blender for 5 minutes until the chia seeds are powdered. Pour into small ramekins and refrigerate.
Freeze or eat at room temperature.
94 calories, 4.3 g fat 1.3 g saturated fat 14.8 g carbohydrates, 9.4 g sugar, 4.2 g proteins, 3.7 g fiber, 31 mg sodium, 4 green, 4 blue, 4 purple WW SmartPts
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