5 Ingredient Chocolate Chia Pudding!
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If you are anything like us then you too are a sucker for all things chocolate. That is why we love to chocolate-ify every meal, especially breakfasts and snacks. This super easy chocolate chia pudding is a hormone healthy treat for anytime of the day! Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber, healthy fats, and plant-based proteins which are all extremely beneficial for maintaining healthy gut microflora and blood sugar balance which are both key components in ensuring your hormones are balanced! To read more about the importance of protein in your diet go to our blog post here. The cacao is full of antioxidants for cellular health, the chia is full of both fiber and omega 3's for gut/hormone health, and the honey is full of enzymes for immune health! Talk about starting your day off right!
Makes 4 servings!
- 2 cups almond milk
- 6 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup cacao powder
- ⅓ cup maple syrup/honey
- Optional: dash of cinnamon for blood sugar balance!
- Add almond milk, vanilla, and sweetener to a jar
- Mix, stir, or shake to combine
- Stir in chia seeds and cacao powder
- ensure mixture is evenly combined and allow to sit overnight, or for at least 2 hours
Tip: The longer you let your chia pudding soak, the more jelly and pudding-like it will be!
Extra tip: Try blending your chia seeds before adding to the pudding. This will allow your body to absorb more of the nutrients from the seeds and will remove any adherence due to texture! (I personally love the texture, but it's worth going the extra step to blend in order to reap more of their wonderful nutrients!)
I love to serve my chia pudding with fresh fruit such as bananas, strawberries, and raspberries for extra antioxidants and nutrients. I also love to add a nut butter like almond, peanut butter, or cashew butter for extra healthy fats, proteins, and minerals. Finally, I add extra crunchy toppings like goji berries, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, and hemp seeds! Be creative and add whatever your heart desires!