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!
Other breakfast recipes you may like:
Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
- 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.