Chocolate Chia Pudding

Chia puddings have become very popular and are a great source of calcium. However, they can get pricey, so making your own, gives you the same health benefits and enjoyment with a fraction of the cost.  Just add the dried fruits and nuts of your choice, all in small amounts to watch the potassium and phosphorus.

Serving size

⅔ cup

Makes

4

Prep time: 15min
Cook time: 30min
Total: 45min

Ingredients

½ cup (3 ounces) chia seeds

1½ cups almond milk

1 tablespoon honey

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

 

Toppings:

1 cup blueberries

5 dried apricots

¼ cup almonds, slivered

Nutrition Info

Makes:Serving size: ⅔ cup

Calories

225

Fat

12 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Cholesterol

0 g

Carbohydrates

29 mg

Sugar

13 g

Fiber

12 g

Protein

7 g

Sodium

76 mg

Calcium

359 mg

Phosphorus

265 mg

Potassium

397 mg

Instructions

  1. Pour the chia seeds into a bowl or jar.
  2. Add the almond milk over the chia seeds.
  3. Add the honey, vanilla and cocoa to the bowl. Stir the mixture together with the chia seeds and milk.
  4. Let the chia pudding sit for 30 minutes until it thickens slightly.
  5. Divide the chia pudding in 4 small bowls or jars with lids for easy storage.
  6. Top the pudding with the berries and dried fruit.
  7. Sprinkle the almonds on top. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe contributed by FamilyCook Productions

Making the chia pudding overnight in a jar, similar to overnight oats is a great time-saving strategy for easy breakfast and healthy snack when you need something quick! You can store in sealed jars for 4 to 5 days.

If you buy the chia seeds in bulk, they can be stored for 2 to 3 months in an airtight container.