Chia Seed Pudding

Tell me your innermost thoughts about Chia Seed Pudding. Love it? Not that into it? Have no clue what I’m talking about? Let’s discuss!

Delicious chocolate chia seed pudding in glass jars with fresh berries

For those who haven’t had it before, chia seed pudding is made by combining chia seeds—a tiny seed often considered a “super food” for its impressive levels of fiber and protein—with a liquid, usually some kind of milk (dairy or non-dairy), plus other optional flavor mix-ins. Overnight, the chia seeds plump as they absorb the liquid, and the mixture thickens into a pudding-like consistency.

Chia pudding has been popular for a while now, and it does offer many features that attract me—it’s healthy, high protein, high fiber, and incredibly filling. You can top it off any which way you like, it’s naturally gluten free, and it’s easy to make dairy free (vegan) as well.

Plus, since chia pudding is prepped the night before and can last several days in the refrigerator (similar to this overnight steel cut oats recipe), you can mix up a big batch and have healthy breakfasts at the ready all week long.

My problem with chia pudding? I couldn’t find a version that actually tasted good. Most recipes I tried made me feel like I was eating bland baby food. I knew chia pudding was good for me but with all of the tasty, healthy food options that are out there, why settle for one that’s only so-so?

Then HELLO, the answer came to me: chocolate. (more…)

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