Chocolate, chia seeds, avocado… these foods all have one thing in common—they’re SUPERFOODS! And I’ve got a tasty recipe for chia seed pudding that includes all three.
Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
I’m always looking for ways to incorporate chia seeds into my kids’ diets, because these seeds are packed with so many nutrients and antioxidants (more on that below). This chocolate chia seed pudding is the perfect way to do so. Plus, it’s nut-, dairy-, egg-, and coconut-free, making it a lovely treat for those with food allergies.
Ready for this easy chia seed pudding recipe?
Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding Ingredients
- 1 ripe avocado
- 3 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder (where to buy)
- 1/4 cup raw honey (where to buy)
- 2 tbsp chia seeds (where to buy)
- 3/4-1 cup water
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Pinch of sea salt
How to Make Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
- Put all of your ingredients into a bowl.
- Using a high powered blender, blend all ingredients together.
- Cover and chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. (Alternatively, you can speed up the process by placing the mixture in the freezer for 10 minutes before serving.)
- Serve and enjoy!
More Chia Seed Recipes
Can’t get enough of this nutritious chocolate chia seed pudding? Wait until you try a chia seed drink. This DIY Chia Seed Drink is delicious, requires just three ingredients, and will save you a ton of money.
You can also try these delicious ways to eat chia seeds:
- Sprinkle chia seeds on yogurt, oatmeal, and smoothies
- Mix chia seeds into baked goods, like pancakes and waffles or muffins
- Sprinkle chia seeds on fresh salads or sliced fruit
- Add chia seeds to homemade ice pops
Chia Seeds Nutrition: Why Eat Chia Seeds?
Perhaps the best thing about these delicious foods is how good they are for you. Would you believe it if I told you that chia seeds have more omega 3s than salmon, more potassium than bananas, more calcium than milk, and are loaded with antioxidants? It’s true—chia seeds are a complete protein and are naturally free of gluten.
Plus, studies suggest chia seeds have many important health benefits, including improved blood pressure, more stable blood sugar levels, greater weight loss, and reduced inflammation.
Where to Buy Chia Seeds
Unlike flaxseeds, chia are seeds are incredibly shelf stable. They’re not prone to rancidity, so you can stock up. This will save you money in the long run, plus ensure you always have enough on hand.
For the best chia seeds, choose an organic variety. This is my favorite brand of organic chia seeds. These chia seeds are USDA certified organic and non-GMO, plus they come in BPA-free packaging.
The above post is from my dear friend, Celeste Santiago. I met her in a birthing class back when I was pregnant with my son Griffin. She’s a mother of two children who have different food allergies (some minor, some more severe), so she’s become a master at creative culinary magic. Her children are thriving thanks to her dedication to nutrition. ENJOY!