Tearing up over random TV shows (example: Redemption Inc).
Healthier chocolate pudding.
I am a woman, hear me roar!
This is the pudding I make when I feel like inhaling a bag of chocolate chips.
It lets me return to my normal self, at least for now…
My chocolate cravings are satisfied and I feel like a million bucks, minus the sore boobs, mood swings, and yawning of course.
I wouldn’t say that it’s for everyone though; if you aren’t into soaked chia seeds (and their slim-factor) you might not like this pudding. You could try adding rolled oats for a chewier texture and do more of a vegan overnight oats recipe if that floats your boat. I added in a couple tablespoons of oats at the last minute.
Top it with a bit of shaved dark chocolate on top…and it’s pretty much my favourite snack going. I also love it heated up with a spoonful of coconut cream stirred in! Want to thicken it up? Mash in a banana just before serving.
Healthy Chocolate Chia Pudding
I make this pudding when I want something indulgent tasting, but don’t feel like eating a ton of sugar. It satisfies and energizes me while letting me get on with my day. I love mixing carob powder and cocoa powder for a more complex chocolate flavour. The carob powder also adds a natural sweetness that I love. If you don’t have carob, I suggest using a bit more cocoa powder and sweetener since it will be less sweet without the carob. Serve cold or heated up!
Adapted from Repair and Recover Chia Pudding
Yield: 2 servings
- 1 & 1/4 cup to 1 & 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, as needed to thin out
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp carob flour/powder (I buy it at Bulk Barn)
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
- Shaved chocolate for garnish (optional)
1. In a large bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients (starting with 1 & 1/4 cup almond milk) until the clumps are gone. Place in fridge for 1-2 hours, until thick or overnight. Stir well, add more milk if desired to achieve the thickness you desire, and serve chilled. Alternatively you can heat in the microwave and serve it warm. It’s nice with a spoonful of coconut cream mixed in or a mashed banana too.
Nutritional Info: (per serving, without shaved chocolate): 197 kcals, 12 grams fat (healthy fat from chia/almond), 26 grams carbs, 15 grams fibre, 9 grams sugar, 8 grams protein.
Also try Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding Parfait.
This morning, I enjoyed heated-up chocolate pudding and a breakfast cookie.
I should be a lot nicer today.