Friday, May 31, 2013

Chia Seed Chocolate Pudding

I found this simple chia recipe on the Oh My Veggies blog and it quickly became a family favourite! You can leave out the cayenne for kids that don't like "too spicy".

1/3 c. chia seeds
1 c. unsweetened almond (or other non-dairy) milk
2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp. maple syrup (I used Grade B)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
pinch of cayenne (optional) Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours. Transfer mixture to blender and blend until completely smooth. If pudding is warm from blending, return to refrigerator until chilled. (Alternately, you can just stir the pudding and eat it without blending.)


This pudding is thick, almost like a mousse. If you've blended your pudding and decide you want it a little thinner, add some extra milk. Be sure to blend the pudding until completely smooth--if you don't, it will be gritty! A high-power blender like the Vitamix works best. Any sweetener you like will work in this, and if 1 tablespoon isn't sweet enough, feel free to add more.