Chocolate chia seed pudding. Oatmeal is a staple for breakfast in our house most days of the week, so it is nice to mix it up a bit. About a year ago, I started to hear about chia seeds and the many health benefits they hold. They are rich in fiber, Omega-3 fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals. We started to add them in our oatmeal as they do not have much flavor plain, but then I heard my dad talking about chia seed pudding…
I had it at my parents house and it was pretty amazing. Imagine a rich, smooth pudding with just a little texture from the chia seeds. I have this chocolate chia seed pudding for breakfast (it’s like a dessert for breakfast!) but you could easily turn this into a healthy dessert as well. I have tried a few different recipes and combined them to make the best texture. Because I am bit of a choco-holic (I have one piece of dark chocolate every night), I have posted the chocolate chi seed pudding recipe since that is what I usually make. However, you can easily blend in some of your favorite fruit to change the flavor. I also added protein powder for a little more protein. Enjoy!
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Loaded with fiber, Omega-3 fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals, this chocolate chia seed pudding is the perfect healthy breakfast.
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk
- 5 dates, chopped
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- fruits and granola for topping
Warm milk in the microwave. (this is so the coconut oil doesn't solidify when you mix it in) Place all ingredients except chia seeds in large bowl and blend with a stick blender until well combined or pulse in blender.
Add chia seeds and stir by hand for 5 minutes. (this is important to do for a full 5 minutes as it gets the chia seeds beginning to gel as well as mix them throughout) Cover and chill in the refrigerator overnight. Top with fruit and granola when eating.