Kitchen Tidbit: Healthy Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

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One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2013 was to stop eating processed sugar on weekdays. New Year’s resolutions aren’t normally my thang, but I’ve got a serious sweet tooth and I needed a clean break. So far I’ve been pretty good about sticking to it. I’ve actually been staying away from sugar on most weekends, too. My skin has been noticeably clearer and my usual sugar cravings are slowly fading away. That doesn’t mean I don’t still like to indulge in the occasional sweet treat however… It’s true that the white processed stuff has been officially banned from my pantry, but since agave, maple syrup, and raw cane juice are still A-OK I’ve just gotten a little more creative in the kitchen. Enter my No Cook Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding. It’s vegan; high in fiber, protein, and Omega-3 fatty acids; and contains absolutely no processed sugar. Oh, and did I mention it’s delicious? Chia is totally the new quinoa by the way.

No-Cook Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Serves 2-3

You Need…

  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ¾ cup unsweetened light coconut milk (or 1 cup regular)
  • ¼ cup agave syrup
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp cinnamon (or more to taste)
  • scant ¼ cup raw cacao nibs (optional)
  • banana for garnish (optional)

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Directions…

  1. Mix together chia seeds, coconut milk, and agave. Stir well and refrigerate in an airtight container for at least three hours or until the liquid is absorbed by the chia seeds.
  2. Remove your thickened mixture from the refrigerator. Stir in cocoa powder, cinnamon, and vanilla; mix well.
  3. Gently stir in your raw cacao nibs. Divide the pudding into 2-3 individual servings, and top with a sprinkling of cinnamon and a couple slices of ripe banana. Enjoy!

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About Ilana Saul

Hello there! My name is Ilana Saul and Hooray Hurrah is my lifestyle blog. Hooray Hurrah is a place for the things that inspire me from fashion to weddings to decor and much, much more.
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7 Responses to Kitchen Tidbit: Healthy Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

  1. Steph says:

    I’m trying this now! Ill let you know how it turns out 🙂

  2. Deanna says:

    It really does look delish.

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  4. Steph rowe says:

    Just tried this! Left it to set for 3 hours and it wasnt long enough 🙁 gonna leave it over night and see how it goes…

    • Ilana Saul says:

      That’s interesting! Three hours is usually enough for me. Let me know if it turns out when you leave it overnight. Did you use 3/4 cup coconut milk or a full cup?

  5. Lindsay says:

    Would almond milk work too, instead of coconut or normal milk?

    • Ilana Saul says:

      Coconut milk is thicker than almond milk, so if you were to try almond milk I would probably use a bit less. Feel free to experiment though and let me know if it works out!

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