I love simple recipes that have many different uses. Snacks that can be turned into meals, and desserts that make a perfect breakfast, are always my favourites.
Summer calls for no-cook, low-maintenance-type dishes. So, with a few staple ingredients in my kitchen I came up with an easy chocolate chia pudding that is a breakfast, snack and dessert all in one.
The chia seeds (high in fibre, protein and omega 3), magnesium-filled cacao powder and mineral-rich maple syrup make this pudding as healthy as it is versatile. But it’s similar enough to a classic creamy pudding that it can be enjoyed by everyone.
Customize your pudding to fit the time of day by topping it with your favourite fruit, nuts, seeds — or coconut chips, as shown here.
2 cups non-dairy milk (I used So Delicious coconut milk)
½ cup chia seeds
2 tbsp cacao powder
1 tbsp maple syrup (option to add more or less for desired sweetness)
½ tsp vanilla
1. In a blender or mini food processor, blend the milk, cacao powder, vanilla and maple syrup.
2. Combine chia seeds and liquid mixture in a large bowl. Stir and place in the refrigerator.
3. Leave for at least 3 hours or, ideally, overnight.
|Serving Size 121 g|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 108 Calories from Fat 65|
% Daily Value*
|Total Fat 7.3 g 11%|
|Saturated Fat 2.4 g 12%|
|Trans Fat 0.0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg 0%|
|Sodium 8 mg 0%|
|Potassium 155 mg 4%|
|Total Carbohydrates 13.4 g 4%|
|Dietary Fibre 5.5 g 22%|
|Sugars 6.6 g|
|Protein 3.0 g|
|* Based on a 2,000 calorie diet|