This chocolate chia seed pudding with almond milk only uses 5 ingredients, comes together in one bowl, and is low-carb and diabetes-friendly. It’s also vegan and gluten-free!
Chia seeds are everywhere! They have recently become very popular because they give you a boost of antioxidants and nutrients while also being very low in calories.
Almost all of the carbs from the chia seeds come from their high fiber content so, although they belong to the carbohydrate family, they digest very differently in your body compared to sugars and starches (this recipe only has 0.2 grams of sugar!)
They are also quite high in protein so they are a great addition to smoothies, oatmeal or salads for that extra boost of plant-based protein.
Chia seeds, aside from being good for your health, can do some amazing things in the kitchen. For this recipe, they turn a simple mixture of almond milk, cocoa powder, and sweetener into a silky smooth, creamy chocolate dessert that can be eaten completely guilt-free!
This recipe is:
- Completely gluten-free
- And diabetic friendly!
How to make chocolate chia seed pudding with almond milk
Step 1: Whisk all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
Tip: If the cocoa powder has any lumps, sift it through a fine-masked sieve before mixing. You want you finished chocolate chia seed pudding to be smooth and free of lumps.
Step 2: Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour or preferably overnight. After an hour, the pudding will have set almost completely, but leaving it to set overnight makes the pudding firmer.
Step 3: Serve the chocolate chia seed pudding with strawberries, freshly whipped cream and mint or enjoy it just as it is.
Making the perfect chocolate chia seed pudding
You can make the toppings for your chocolate chia puddings as elaborate or as simple as you like. Contrasting and slightly sharp flavors work well with the chocolate flavor (strawberries and chocolate is a classic for a reason!)
Some great topping ideas are:
- For a healthy start to the day, use fresh fruit and berries which will work wonderfully with the silky smooth chocolate chia pudding base. You can easily prepare this recipe the night before, divide it into smaller on-the-go containers, and grab it the next day on your way out the door.
- You can use freshly whipped cream, some strawberries and mint leaves to transform this simple recipe into an elegant low-carb dessert.
- You can also eat the chia pudding just as it is and enjoy the chocolatey goodness in all its glory. The recipe keeps well in the refrigerator for 3 – 4 days so you can enjoy it whenever you have an irresistible craving for chocolate.
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This chocolate chia pudding recipe only uses 5 ingredients, comes together in one bowl, and is low-carb and diabetes friendly. It's also vegan and gluten-free!
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 4 tbsp. Stevia (or sweetener of choice)
- 3/4 tsp. sea salt
Sift the cocoa powder into a bowl to get rid of any lumps.
Whisk together all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl until smooth and well incorporated.
Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight if you prefer. The longer you let it set, the firmer the pudding will be.
Once it has set, garnish with freshly whipped cream, strawberries, and mint and serve (or just enjoy it as is!)
Storage: The chocolate chia pudding will keep well in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.