Amazing Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe

I love, love, love this simple dessert because it’s packed with rich chocolate flavor, it’s good for all seasons, and it’s actually nutritious. I encourage you to use an almond milk that doesn’t contain the ingredient carageenan, which is a stabilizer that has allegedly been linked to GI disorders. I use Whole Foods 365 brand unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Either way, be sure to read your labels before purchasing or you can make your own almond milk, which I can tell you how to do below.

Serves about 4 (if you don’t end up eating it all yourself)

1.5 cups almond milk*

1/3 cup chia seeds

1/4 cup raw cacao powder

3 tbsp maple syrup

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp cinnamon

Add all the ingredients together in a large bowl and whisk or mix with a spoon thoroughly, until fully blended. Keep in the bowl or pour into individual serving cups to refrigerate overnight or a minimum of 4 hours or until reaching a pudding consistency. Serve chilled with coconut cream, slivered almonds, or fruit. Enjoy!

*How to make your own almond milk:

1 cheese cloth or sprout bag

1 cup almonds

2 cups water

1 blender

Liquid stevia extract (sweeten if needed to taste)

Soak one cup raw almonds in purified water overnight

Drain almonds the next morning & add to blender with 2 cups purified water

Blend until ingredients are smooth and have a creamy texture

Strain into a large bowl with the cheese cloth to capture almond particles

Add stevia sweetener if needed and put milk back into blender to mix

You can store the milk in a mason jar

You can also use the leftover particles in the cheese cloth as almond flour!

 

 

 

 

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