{Almost} Instant Chocolate Chia Pudding

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on April 7, 2014

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Shhh…I’m supposed to be unpacking right now. Don’t tell anyone you saw me here!!

Last week turned into blender week. My Vitamix was one of the only kitchen things I refused to pack in a box. For the record, I moved it very carefully in my clutched, loving embrace! Before packing up the kitchen, I made a double batch of this soup so I had some healthy food ready for quick meals. I’ve been relying a bit too much on prepared foods lately. Once we’re moved in and settled I’m going to get back to more home cooked meals. One thing at a time, I suppose!

To energize myself during the endless packing sessions I threw together this chocolate chia pudding. Ok, ok, I made it 4 times in the span of 6 days. I love this stuff. It only requires a few ingredients and it satisfies all those creamy chocolate cravings in a healthy way sweetened only with dates. This pudding reminds me of chocolate cake batter – creamy, chocolaty, with a hint of vanilla. Not only is it tasty, but it’s packed with over 10 grams of fibre and 7 grams of protein per serving, as well as loads of iron, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Now we’re talking!

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Chia pudding is great and all, but the hardest part is waiting for it to chill and set, don’t you think?

Thanks to my chocolate impatience, I came up with a method that gets around this pesky waiting time using almond milk ice cubes. I’ve used coffee ice cubes in smoothies in the past (very tasty) and I thought, why not use almond milk ice cubes in this pudding so I can enjoy it instantly? Yes!

Of course, you do have to plan ahead and freeze the ice cubes in advance (hence the name “almost instant”), but if you keep a tray of almond milk ice cubes in the freezer you’ll be set for any chia pudding craving in the future. If you are like me last week, one tray of ice cubes will set you up for a whole week…ha. I’ll be keeping a tray of almond milk ice cubes in the freezer at all times now. Mark my words!

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{Almost} Instant Chocolate Chia Pudding

Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, no bake/raw, oil-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free

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This chocolate chia pudding is decadent-tasting yet healthy at the same time. Packed with protein, fibre, and omega-3 fatty acids this is a pudding you can feel good about! When blended with the almond milk ice cubes it's a treat you can enjoy immediately without waiting for it to chill. The texture is a cross between a smoothie and a pudding. It will thicken up even more if you put it in the fridge for a few hours. I recommend using a high-speed blender for best results since the dates, chia seeds, and ice cubes are challenging to blend super smooth. Adapted from my healthy chocolate chia pudding.

Yield
1.5-2 cups (serves 2)
Prep time
Cook time
0 Minutes
Chill time
8 hours

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 large almond milk ice cubes (see note)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 5-6 pitted Medjool dates, to taste
  • 2-3.5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (see note)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, to taste
  • pinch fine grain sea salt or pink Himalayan sea salt

Directions:

  1. Fill an ice cube tray with almond milk. Freeze until solid. You can use leftovers in smoothies or for more pudding in the future!
  2. To make the pudding: Add 3/4 cup almond milk into a high speed blender. Now add the rest of the ingredients, including the almond milk ice cubes.
  3. Blend on the highest speed until super smooth. Enjoy immediately or chill in the fridge where it will thicken up even more.

Tips:

Add the cocoa powder to taste. Some brands will be more pungent than others. 3.5 tablespoons of cocoa powder is great with my brand (camino) however you may need to use less depending on what kind you use. My advice is to add the cocoa powder slowly to taste.

You will want around 12 tablespoons of almond milk ice cubes added to the pudding. For my tray, this equaled 4 large cubes.

You can skip the almond milk ice cubes and simply add a splash more almond milk. Chill in the fridge the old-fashioned way.

If your dates are firm, I suggest soaking them in hot water for at least 30 minutes before you begin. Drain well.

To turn this into a chocolate "frosty" add more ice cubes to make it super icy.

To make this nut-free, use a nut-free non-dairy milk of your choice.

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Lisa A. April 7, 2014 at 8:49 am

Hi there. Can’t wait to make this. I’m thinking that this would fit right into that “sick” day I’m planning to take this Friday! Also, can you tell me where you got those (red and yellow) spoons that you use…so cute. I just love everything about your site, you can actually see and feel the time and effort you put into everything you do…I’m so grateful.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 7, 2014 at 9:09 am

Hey Lisa, the spoons are from Crate and Barrel (called “appetizer spoons” I think). They usually come out with new colours each season!

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Erica { EricaDHouse.com } April 7, 2014 at 8:50 am

As if I needed another excuse to go to Target!

Love chia-anything. Bought my first bag years ago after seeing you use it often and have been hooked ever since!

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Kelly April 7, 2014 at 8:50 am

YUM! Also Where do you get your adorable spoons?!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 7, 2014 at 9:18 am

Hi Kelly, the spoons are from Crate and Barrel (called “appetizer spoons” I think).

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Megan February 21, 2015 at 8:56 pm
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OMG! Thoses spoons are adorbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can’t wait to get some.

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Kate April 7, 2014 at 8:56 am

Yummy!!!
I love chia seeds, chocolate, and dates, so this looks perfect:)
Great pictures!

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Leslie - Definitely not Martha April 7, 2014 at 9:34 am

Wow – this looks great! I’ve recently been converted to the chocolate avocado pudding that’s been making the rounds, but it sounds like I’ve another to add to the arsenal. With the amount of fibre and protein, this would actually make a pretty awesome breakfast.

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Katharina April 7, 2014 at 9:35 am

Looks so delicious!!!

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Hannah April 7, 2014 at 9:37 am

Hi Angela! This looks awesome…freezing almond milk into ice cubes — yet another brilliant idea I will surely take advantage of.

Also, I have had your cookbook for about a month now and have made several recipes, all complete successes. Yesterday, I made the original Glo Bars for the first time, though. My bf took his first bite and said, “holy crap, did you seriously make these? They look and taste like they could be sold at a coffee shop!” After recovering from laughter, I told him about your bakery and such, and, well, I just had to tell you about it and how awesome you are :-) Your recipes are seriously delicious for longtime vegans, new converts, and omnivores alike. Thanks for making our journey to good health and little bit easier and more scrumptious…cheers!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 7, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Hi Hannah,
omg, that is a hilarious story about the Glo Bars!! What a compliment. :) I’m so thrilled to hear how much you are enjoying the recipes. Thanks for all your support!

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joanna April 7, 2014 at 9:42 am

Im untollerant to nuts, do you think this recipe would work with rice milk? It looks delish!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 7, 2014 at 2:10 pm

I think it could work with a variety of nut-free milks. Almond milk is very creamy, so I’m not sure if rice milk would be quite as creamy, but I’m sure it will be fine as long as you like the flavour! Enjoy.

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Joanna May 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Tempt hemp milk or coconut milk would probably be creamier than rice milk.

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Jennifer April 7, 2014 at 9:46 am

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Every month my daughter and I crave chocolate and I’ve been looking for something chocolaty that was good for us. (Better than the bag of Hersey’s Kisses that is consumed now.) I’m so excited to try this. Unlike other chia seed puddings this looks creamy. Thanks again.
Many blessings!

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Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty April 7, 2014 at 9:49 am

Just whipped this up – it’s SOOOO good!! My little guy is going to love it too! He (and I) love all your recipes!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 7, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Wow that was fast!! haha. Love it. Thanks for letting me know Jessica!

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Tina Muir April 7, 2014 at 9:53 am

Ahhhh this sounds wonderful! Glad to see Jessica (above) has already made it, and given it the thumbs up…..as if it wouldnt have got it anyway! After my race last weekend going well at Cherry Blossom, I am definitely focusing on getting the right nutrition for the next month to hit my 1:13 goal in the Brooklyn Half, this will be a great way to satisfy my sweet tooth, without sacrificing nutrition! Thank you :)

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Lisa April 7, 2014 at 10:05 am

Looks delicious, Angela! I’ve been on a huge chocolate kick, so this is perfect! I’m moving soon, too – thanks for the reminder that I need to start planning good meals so I don’t resort to fast-fixes or takeout when I’m faced with all the pressures of moving my entire life in boxes!

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Alissa April 7, 2014 at 10:16 am

I am making this for dessert tonight! Trying to curb my sweet tooth during pregnancy, and this seems like an awesome alternative to the chocolate fudge ice cream that has been tempting me.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 7, 2014 at 2:12 pm

yes it totally is! Definitely got my fix with it. ;)

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar April 7, 2014 at 10:24 am

This pudding sounds perfect! I looooove the recipe!

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genevieve @ gratitude & greens April 7, 2014 at 10:25 am

This recipe came at the perfect time- I was just craving chia pudding and was going to make it tonight. This is definitely what I’m going to do! Yum!

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Emily @ It Comes Naturally Blog April 7, 2014 at 10:27 am

Mmm.. I love chia pudding! I set myself a chia pudding challenge last week – chia pudding everyday :-)

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Abby @ The Frosted Vegan April 7, 2014 at 10:28 am

Woo hoo for you being in Target! And this pudding, ohhh mama!

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Amara April 7, 2014 at 10:36 am

Ooooh, I love the idea of freezing almond milk into ice cubes for this! Have you tried freezing almond milk before to keep it fresh longer? Every once in a while, I don’t use a batch of homemade almond milk quickly enough and I have to dump some. What a tragedy. Might try keeping half a batch frozen from now on!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 7, 2014 at 2:13 pm

That is a great idea to freeze homemade almond milk. I haven’t tried it before. I think it would separate (as it always does), but I would imagine it should still taste fine?

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Meghan April 7, 2014 at 10:37 am

Hi Angela! Love the blog – your recipes are creative and delicious, including this one! However, in my opinion it’s very misleading that this recipe is labeled as “sugar-free.” The whole recipe has 96 grams of sugar (16 grams per date), which means each serving has 48 grams of sugar – very far from sugar-free!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 7, 2014 at 2:15 pm

HI Meghan, Sugar-free refers to that it’s free of man-made sugars, not fruit sugars. Hope this helps clarify!

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Courtney Humes April 7, 2014 at 10:39 am

This looks delicious! What brand of unsweetened cocoa power do you use?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 7, 2014 at 2:17 pm

I think for this recipe I used cocoa camino brand, but I tend to buy different brands on and off.

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Marie April 7, 2014 at 10:51 am

Looks delicious- like all your recipes!! We’ve been cooking 1-2 recipes from your cookbook/week and loving them all! Thank you!
I commented last week (you may have missed it with your move) on Superseeds and my disappointment with the company – i.e. I ordered $120 worth of chia seeds and haven’t heard from them in 2 months, payment processed when I ordered. I think I’ve been scammed! What’s your experience with them been lately? I know you recommended them on your blog for online and cheaper ordering of chia seeds…BUT…????? any recent orders? Your help would be appreciated! Thank you.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 7, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Hi Marie, I’m so sorry to hear this! My last order with them was very similar to yours and I had to stop ordering my chia from them. :( SO disappointing. I eventually did get my order after 1.5 months. I don’t know what is going on with the company. I would suggest filing a complaint with the better business bureau!

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Sonia April 7, 2014 at 10:56 am

Hi Angela! This chia pudding looks delicious! I will have to buy a blender just to try that recipe. :) By the way, bought a copy of your book, and I just received it last week. I can’t wait to try your recipes!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 7, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Happy to hear that Sonia :) Thanks for your support!

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Caitlin April 7, 2014 at 10:57 am

The chocolate sauce from your Vegan Banana Split a few posts ago reminded me so much of pudding that I’ve been eating it by the spoonful! Can’t wait to try this once the “sauce” is gone!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 7, 2014 at 2:23 pm

glad I’m not the only one :)

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Mandy Dugas April 7, 2014 at 11:00 am

Hey Ang!
Mmm this looks awesome!! Thanks for sharing my review page. I am still making your recipes! Your book rocks!
Mandy @ Mandy’s Healthy Life

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Greenderella April 7, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Wow, this goes straight on my to-do list for this week!

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe April 7, 2014 at 12:08 pm

This pudding looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it! I’m working through a 3-day juice cleanse right now, but I’m going to have to make this as a treat once I’m finished!

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Alexandra Aimee April 7, 2014 at 12:22 pm

This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it.

— Alex at cashmerekangaroo.com

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Mariela April 7, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Love this! I have been looking for a chocolate pudding recipe for a while and this just looks perfect.

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Sara @ LovingOnTheRuns April 7, 2014 at 1:03 pm

I’ve been so hesitant to try out Chia pudding but this looks so good I think I may have to give it a shot!

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Caitlin April 7, 2014 at 1:36 pm

this looks delicious, angela! like the perfect pudding/smoothie combination. and so chocolatey!

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Brittany April 7, 2014 at 1:44 pm

This looks great. Can’t wait to try it.

Congrats on your cookbook being in Target. I’ll have to check to see if it’s at mine! :)

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Stephanie L April 7, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Looks delicious!! My hubby just might try chia like this. We came upon the cookbook in B&N on Saturday. Hubby was all excited, “look, it’s the Angela book” =D He’s so funny. He’s used to me saying of course it was fabulous, Angela never lets me down. So he thinks of it as the Angela book. I don’t blame you for carefully transporting the VitaMix. I’ve asked for a Ninja or Vitamix for my bday (in Nov). We’ll see how much he wants to spend…LOL

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 7, 2014 at 2:24 pm

hah that’s cute! :)

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Althea April 7, 2014 at 2:14 pm

i haven’t read the entire post yet. i had to scroll down just to tell you that i totally understand the need to not pack up the vitamix. i am the same way. it does not belong in a box. :)
now i’m going to check out the recipe – i love chocolate pudding.

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Linda April 7, 2014 at 2:23 pm

I can’t wait to try this recipe. I’m happily cooking my way through your awesome book. Will we get to hear more about your new house?

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Michelle @LALLnutrition April 7, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Moving can be insane, just moved in January, it can be insane and also a great time to clear out any clutter ;)

I LOVE this dessert! Mmmm my favorite! I make a version of this ALL the time (great minds crave alike?)! It is a guilt-free dessert that is packed with so much nutrition! Definitely great for a mum-to-be too :)

~M

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simple green moms April 7, 2014 at 2:49 pm

this looks delicious! this is a much healthier version of chocolate pudding for my little man =)

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Averie @ Averie Cooks April 7, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Love the almost instant nature of it because yes, waiting for chia pudding to set up can be a drag. I love that this is chocolate, too :) pinned

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Brynn April 7, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Hi Angela! My sister and I have been reading your blog for years and this Valentine’s Day she surprised me with a pre-order of your book! I just wanted to let you know that I have quite a few vegan and vegetarian cookbooks and it is by far my favorite. It is such a beautiful book and I have loved all of the recipes I’ve tried so far. We were both excited to try the glow bars and they lived up to the hype!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 8, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Hey Brynn, Wonderful news! Thanks for your feedback :)

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Shelby April 7, 2014 at 4:27 pm

This looks so good! I just put the almond milk in my ice cube tray! :)

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Susan April 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Thanks Angela for writing the best cookbook ever. I’ve made the overnight oats, donuts, flat bread, creamy curry, chana masala and the lentil and cauliflower soup. All recipes have been wonderful. I ordered from amazon and the book made it to Ireland to us. We love it and baby to be loves it too, congratulations on your pregnancy too.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 8, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Hi Susan, Aw thank you so much!! I’m so happy to hear this (and to hear that it’s in Ireland…very cool!) Thanks for your support :)

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 7, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Oh my goodness Ange, this looks amazing! I love the simplicity of chia pudding, and yes, as you said, the hardest part about it is waiting for it to set! I hope the move is going well, and I too would be clutching my Vitamix and personally walking it out of one house and into the next! :)

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Lisa April 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm

This looks amazing.
L x
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Carina April 7, 2014 at 6:09 pm

How did you know exactly what I needed today?

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Nicole April 7, 2014 at 7:32 pm

Blended! why didn’t I think of that?! I tried your earlier recipe for chia pudding and loooove it but my husband doesn’t really care for the texture. It’s so good and good for you so maybe he’ll eat it blended! I love your page, recipes, pictures and creativity! We have recently decided to cut out meat and if it wasn’t for your page we’d be eating rice and salad everyday..seriously!

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[email protected] April 7, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Wow!! My husband loves chocolate pudding and this is one pudding I won’t say no to!

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Cindy April 7, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Angela, this is ridiculous!! As are all the recipes tried so far in your book. I’ve ordered 2 more for friends this week. Seriously, everyone needs a copy of OSGcookbook.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 8, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Thank you Cindy! That makes me so happy to hear. :)

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Judith April 7, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Question about the chia seeds: would it be a good idea to grind them first, in order to get smoother results? You didn’t mention anything about this, so I wonder if it’s either assumed that the seeds are ground, or whether they’re just used whole. This recipe is exactly what I’ve been craving lately! Thanks!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 8, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Hi Judith,

I didnt grind them first because the Vitamix does a great job doing that on its own, but if you think your blender won’t get it smooth enough you can certainly grind them beforehand! Great idea.

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Ana April 7, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Oh, that pudding is coming to my belly first thing tomorrow (after breakfast of course).

The Vitamix love is real though – if there was 1 kitchen item I could take on a deserted island it would be Vitamix hands down (to whip up delicious smoothies with bananas and palm tree leaves or whatever green I can find there. Ah, fresh seaweed!)

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Chelle April 7, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Thank you for this awesome recipe–it’s honestly the first time I have enjoyed chia (after so many other attempts!). I didn’t have any frozen almond milk on hand, so I used a few ice cubes. I also substituted a few drops of stevia for the dates. I definitely look forward to trying it the authentic way!! Ps-I’ve asked my mom to find your book at Costco and put it in my Easter basket :)…she was so excited she wants to pick up a copy for herself as well!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 8, 2014 at 12:53 pm

So glad you enjoyed it and that it worked out well with your subs :) Hope the Easter bunny is good to you! haha

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Chicago Jogger April 7, 2014 at 10:05 pm

This looks like a delightful pudding! I can’t wait to try it. The almond milk ice cubes trick sounds genius too- smart idea.

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CarrieD April 7, 2014 at 10:28 pm

This recipe sounds delicious! I have a bad reaction when I eat chia seeds though and wonder if you can make this without them?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 8, 2014 at 12:58 pm

the chia seeds really help thicken it up a lot, but you could probably sub a bit of avocado to make a chocolate avocado pudding? You’d have to play around with the recipe a bit!

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Charlie April 7, 2014 at 10:45 pm

That looks absolutely delicious! My blender is in storage at the moment and it’s killing me! I’m definitely going to make this once I’ve got it back!

Charlie x
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Shelby April 7, 2014 at 11:47 pm

This pudding is so, SO amazing. I loved that I had all of the ingredients and that it provided me with instant gratification :) I added a spoonful of peanut butter, too. YUM. Thanks Angela! You’re such an inspiration.

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Oroma April 8, 2014 at 1:21 am

Okay I need to buy an ice tray and try this!

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Shikha @ Shikha la mode April 8, 2014 at 1:56 am

I am insanely jealous that you have a Vitamix – I want one so bad!

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Vanessa April 8, 2014 at 7:09 am

Your photography is always so amazing! I just received a Canon T5i as a gift and am a littler overwhelmed. What program are you using to insert the beautiful text on the photos?

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Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen April 8, 2014 at 7:13 am

I adore chia pudding but definitely hate the wait time – what a great solution! This will also be perfect for summer when it’s sweltering hot… at least, I hope it will be. Based on this winter, I’m not getting my hopes up.

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Brooke April 8, 2014 at 8:14 am

We made this yesterday – fantastic! Since I didn’t already have frozen almond milk cubes (or own ice cube trays to start any), I used all milk, and let it set in the fridge while we ate dinner, and the pudding was perfect when it was time for dessert. The kids love the dark chocolate Silk almond milk, so we always have it on hand. I used 1 cup of regular almond milk, and 1/2 cup of chocolate almond milk. We added sliced banana slices to the pudding while it was setting up. Love – Love – Loved it! They were licking their mugs. We will definitely make this again!

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Grace @ FoodFitnessFreshAir April 8, 2014 at 8:49 am

Sounds heavenly. Love that little yellow spoon, too!

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Karissa @ Vegan À La Mode April 8, 2014 at 9:34 am

I can’t wait to make this! Last week, I was having serious chocolate cravings and made your original Chocolate Chia Pudding recipe 3 times! But on one night I was too impatient to wait for it to fully thicken and ended up just drinking it haha. Wish I would have had this recipe then although it is still pretty delicious in drink form :)

Thank you for linking to my cookbook review too!! Good luck with the moving process :)

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Alison April 8, 2014 at 10:09 am

This looked amazing and I was really excited to try it for dessert last night. Mine turned out a little bitter. I added 2 additional dates and it was better but still not great. I tossed it. Perhaps it was my cocoa. I used a dutch processed baking cocoa. Anyone have thoughts I what went wrong?

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Alexandra April 8, 2014 at 10:45 am

I absolutely love chia seeds! I used to make myself chia seed pudding all the time and I even got my sister hooked onto it! I never thought to add dates, to freeze the milk, or to blend it the combination! I usually just combine everything and let it sit until it thickens up! I can’t wait to try making the pudding this way!

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Anna April 8, 2014 at 10:59 am

Hi Angela,

This is mostly out of pure curiosity, but can you do a post talking about how you are changing (if you are changing) your diet during your pregnancy? My boyfriend and I are slowly working our way to a more vegetarian diet, and while I’m not pregnant now nor will I be any time soon (that’s the plan, anyway), it’s something that’s in the back of my mind. I’d love to read about your approach!

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Saf April 8, 2014 at 11:06 am

This pudding will be happening in my kitchen as soon as the almond milk ice cubes freeze! I have been gradually including chia seeds in my diet, and I like that this recipe has them blended instead of floating….still getting used to their textural issues when they are whole.

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Chana April 8, 2014 at 11:46 am

I made this pudding. The texture was great. However, it was bitter with a strongly bitter aftertaste. How can I get rid of that? Thank you!

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LisaG April 8, 2014 at 11:48 am

Thanks for reminding me about that soup. I have the indgredients. Even though it’s hot in Georgia I’m a soup lover. Still loving your cookbook btw!
Can’t wait for more posts about your pregnancy journey. So excited for you guys.

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tamsinamy April 8, 2014 at 12:16 pm

this looks delicious! I’m always trying to find ways to spice up a standard chia pudding and this is perfect X
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Tatum April 8, 2014 at 2:21 pm

This is the best chocolate chia pudding I’ve tried yet. I only did 2tbsp chocolate and it’s perfect. I’ve tried others and always threw them out. Thanks for making a good one- as always! Loving the cookbook as well and have a few friends cooking from it too so we can share our fav recipes. Congrats on both target and Costco, two of my favorite places to shop.
Good luck with the move. Thanks again.

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Yuna greenhealthygirl.com April 8, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Yum! This looks delicious! I love chocolate! I love chia! The two together make a great combination! So excited to make this! :)

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Sally April 8, 2014 at 3:24 pm

I LOVED this chia pudding! Made it yesterday and my two little kids love it also! I have been loving trying the new recipes in your cookbook too. I am making the gluten free brownies again today! My husband requested them a second time which is a big deal because he usually is very picky about his brownies. I have also made the lemon tahini dressing 3 times and am going to make the granola today. Your cookbook is my favorite by far!! I am going to give your cookbook to my mom for mother’s day. Thanks for writing your cookbook! It truly is a gift!!

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Jen @ The Well Read Fish April 8, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Ahhh…I too made a double batch of that soup!

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Kailee Larson April 8, 2014 at 3:36 pm

I just got your book and it’s beautiful!!!! I am so excited to try everything! I’m seriously considering a recipe a day until I finish!

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Judy April 8, 2014 at 5:26 pm

That looks great! I cannot eat chocolate. Urggggg
Would you recommend adding anything if I left the chocolate out?
Thanks

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Christina April 8, 2014 at 5:36 pm

I just made this and it was so good. I only discovered this blog about 2 weeks ago and I have been making so many things. I bought the cookbook too and can’t wait to try more recipes, they all sound so good.

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Lisa April 8, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Hi Angela, I made your smooth chocolate chia seed pudding this morning before my boys left for school.Omg, this is so perfect for them b/c I stopped buying JELL-O pudding snacks a few years ago and they are always bugging me to buy it. So, they liked it but I just need to tweak the sweetness a bit but other than that they like it!

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Amy April 8, 2014 at 7:15 pm

I saw this just as I was going to bed and you made me want a midnight snack!
I can’t believe I almost missed your pregnancy announcement! I have been following your blog from nearly the beginning. I am so so happy for your growing family. This little one is sure going to be spoiled with awesome food and lots of love :)
Can’t wait for my copy of your cookbook to arrive here in Australia!

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Shannon April 8, 2014 at 9:28 pm

Hi Angela,

We love your website and your cookbook is absolutely beautfiul. We love it so much we are doing a give away to our fans for a copy of it on our site selfmadesimple.com.

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Katie April 8, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Hello there! I’m a newbie here! What a beautiful site and as a side note…just love the name! As someone who has just given up man-made sugar, in addition to no gluten, dairy…Oh how I miss chocolate! Thank you for this recipe! I cannot wait to try. I also look forward to trying out many more recipes from your blog,.

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Sarah April 8, 2014 at 10:36 pm

Just made this and it is completely awesome! Sooo good!

For those who want to try a nut-free milk, hemp milk might work. It’s super creamy and yummy. I used almond, but will try hemp next time.

Also thinking of using raw cacao next time for an even richer chocolate flavor.

My friend added a little maple syrup to hers to make it sweeter. I loved mine as is.

And…when you compare the cost of making this to the cost of buying those little chia pods or chia puddings in the store, this is perhaps half the cost, maybe less. And we use fewer resources (ie, no plastic cups). Good deal all around.

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Allison @ Clean Wellness April 9, 2014 at 7:32 am

This looks amazing! I made the donuts from your book over the weekend (in a muffin tin) and want to dip them in this :) I think it might be awesome.

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Kate April 9, 2014 at 11:16 am

This is so smart, Angela! I want to love chia puddings but the texture always bugs me. This blended version with frozen almond milk cubes sounds like the perfect solution! Good luck with your move!

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Linda April 9, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Hi Angela, I also ordered your book and love it. This recipe looks great and I’m defenitly going to try it. What did you put on top, coconut and…..????? Just one question. When I discovered your website I printed several of the older recipes and when I print them they have a nice picture with it, witch I love, Because a pretty picture of a recipe motivates me to try it even more. The new recipes don’t come with a picture when I print them, May I ask why this is?
Linda from Holland

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Joanne April 9, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Ooohh.. I like how you freeze almond milk. I never thought about doing that. I’m definitely going to give that a try. What an awesome tip! Thanks for sharing! :)

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G April 9, 2014 at 12:53 pm

If you have a coffee grinder, you can grind the chia seeds prior to adding them to the mixture. I have been doing this for the past couple of weeks!

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Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living April 9, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Chia seeds have been all the rage lately, and now I finally see what all the fuss is about. This chocolate chia pudding looks amazing! Thanks for sharing- I can’t wait to try it!

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Hailey April 9, 2014 at 3:41 pm

I love this recipe!! And it’s especially good with a little bit of peanut butter on top! :-)

My husband bought me your cookbook for my birthday, and he has made more recipes out of it than I have! He made your chick pea salad last night and was excited to take it to lunch today. I made the apple pie oatmeal yesterday morning and it was fantastic. I can’t wait to make more of the recipes and my husband has started giving me a priority list of recipes I need to make first! Great work.

I am also looking forward to your future posts on pregnancy related topics. I’m 18 weeks and am not vegan, but am trying my best to incorporate healthy recipes and snacks the best that I can.

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Erika April 9, 2014 at 7:29 pm

Thank you so much for sharing! This pudding tastes absolutely divine :).

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Ashley Denae April 9, 2014 at 8:21 pm

I love love love chia seed pudding and you know what I love even more. . . CHOCOLATE chia seed pudding! EHHH I’m soo excited to try out this recipe. There is nothing worst than having an instant craving for it and having to wait and wait for it to sit in the fridge. LAME! Going home and trying this out stat! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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Michelle April 9, 2014 at 11:11 pm

I am so excited to try this. To date, I have been enjoying a banana/avocado chocolate pudding which I do like… but this looks amazing. I have been introducing more plant based meals to my family, but my 14 year old is not a willing participant in many of my endeavours. Perhaps this pudding might tickle her fancy. BTW… I adore your sour cream recipe!

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Heidi Kokborg April 9, 2014 at 11:27 pm

Just bought a batch of chia seeds yesteday. Now I know what I’ll be doing with them. Can’t wait to taste the pudding :)
I made your granola from the Oh She Glows cookbook almost two weeks, and my roomie and I have been munching on it ever since. It is so good! In fact, we love all of the recipes so far. I have even made some of them to friends and family and they were head over heels too.

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Robyn B | Modern Day Missus April 9, 2014 at 11:36 pm

Freezing almond milk – what a great idea! Sometimes it’s the simplest things that you never think of….

Got my cookbook the other day (from Amazon all the way to Australia). Have spent only a brief moment drooling over the photos and recipes, but I’m looking forward to getting stuck in. Congratulations – you’re such an inspiration!

Robyn xx

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Cory Ruth April 10, 2014 at 12:39 am

I am always craving a vegan milkshake! I make mine with frozen bananas and throw in some chia seeds, it adds a lot of creaminess and bulks up the texture. One time I threw a couple spoonfuls of almond butter….heaven. Congrats on baby, Angela :)

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Josine April 10, 2014 at 6:20 am

Hi Angela,

I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of months and am completely hooked! I was and am not a vegan, but I’ve been making your recipes pretty much every day (also those in your cookbook!) Everyone loves them. I’m just having your chocolate pudding, and it is absolutely heavenly. I made it ‘the traditional way’ yesterday, and it comes very close to real Belgian chocolate mousse. Absolutely great. Thank you so much for sharing all of this; it’s greatly helped us finding a healthier lifestyle. Very happy so many of your recipes are without gluten and have a nut-free option, too. Keep up the great work! I hope your a happy pregnant woman :-)

PS My boyfriends keeps joking he wants a meet and greet with you when we travel to America this summer – he keeps on saying you really changed our lives, which is absolutely true :-)

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Josine April 10, 2014 at 6:21 am

*sorry about the typos…!*

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Angela (Oh She Glows) April 10, 2014 at 1:14 pm

I’m so happy to hear this Josine! Thanks for your feedback. :) I would love to meet you sometime! Will you be traveling to Canada too?

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Josine April 10, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Aaaw that sounds great! We are still planning our trip – who knows! If we’re going to be anywhere near Toronto I’ll let you know :-)

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David Tietz April 10, 2014 at 7:50 am

This sounds so awesome and so heathly!! Thank you for putting up such awesome recipes like this one. Now I can get my Chocolate fix on every day!! This sounds like a great after workout snack too!! I love your site so very much!!! thanks for all you do!!!

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Katie April 10, 2014 at 8:54 am

This was so delicious! It is a really nice change from the usual chia seed puddings, which I want to love, but just don’t. This was so creamy and decadent. It reminded me of the pudding from my youth, but way better. I bet kids would go crazy for this!

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char eats greens April 10, 2014 at 9:04 am

This sounds amazing! I have Giddy Yoyo’s cacao powder (that I’m addicted to), so I can’t wait to try that out in this!!

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Jessi April 10, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Hi, I made this recipe and I just want to know how do you get it super smooth. No matter what I do the seeds remain. I cant afford the vitamix does this mean this recipe is doomed for me? BTW every recipe I try I love. You inspire me!

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Johanna April 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Hi Angela,

I’ve been following your website and your recipes for a while now, and I’d love to buy your cookbook. The only problem is that it is appearently not available in the belgian iTunes store… Is it a problem that can be solved ;)? Do I have to change my settings in iTunes, I absolutely have no clue?
All the best and the best wishes for your expanding family!

Johanna

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Kathy April 10, 2014 at 8:18 pm

I can’t wait to make this. I think I will make it tomorrow night. I need to freeze the almond milk cubes. I have to tell you, that I love love your cookbook. I made the cream of tomato soup tonight with the roasted chickpeas. It was so yummy!!! My whole family loved it. Can’t wait to try more recipes.

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Elizabeth- Hippy Mom April 11, 2014 at 11:24 am

Just wanted to say your recipe looks great…Thanks for being so kind.

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Emma April 13, 2014 at 4:22 pm

The medjoo dates are sooo expensive in my country, what can I use instead? Please help me, this looks so delicious! I love your blog!

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Amy April 11, 2014 at 12:50 pm

I don’t like chia seeds, but this recipe is delicious. I threw in some chopped cherries, strawberries and pecans, and it tasted like a decadent dessert. I’m eating a bowl of it as I type this! Thanks for the great recipe.

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Heather L April 11, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Made this today for myself and my 5 yr old…I loved it! She ate half of hers and than was done…maybe too sweet/chocolatey for her. Saved the rest for her sister and my husband. Also, I cannot stop making recipes from the cookbook…it’s almost once a day…I think my husband needs a break but I kind of don’t care! ;). Overnight oats was this morning…super delicious. Not sure which I like better, that or the buckwheat porridge. Husband Loves the Go bars. And he liked the tomato soup I made yesterday.
So, thank you! I am having so much fun trying out all these fun new recipes!

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Mel April 11, 2014 at 5:29 pm

We just had this for dessert after olive oil walnut and lentil pasta. Absolutely delicious. It was a hit with the kids and the husband! Thanks for all of your great recipes. Your blog is always a source of dinner inspiration in this vegetarian household.

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Zorana April 11, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Such a clever recipe! I used homemade walnut milk (frozen in cubes) and it was glorious. A wonderful fix for chocolate cravings. Thank you Angela!

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Alyssa @ Lyss the Nutritionist April 11, 2014 at 8:31 pm

Yum! Sounds delicious :)

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C. April 12, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Hey!
You’re pudding looks delicious! And I never would have thought of using frozen almond milk ice cubes to make it thicken faster! You’re a genius :) But that’s pretty obvious… ;)

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Randi (laughfrodisiac) April 12, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Looks really good! I guess I need to find an ice cube tray.

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Cathy April 12, 2014 at 5:50 pm

I just made this! I’ve had super chocolate cravings lately and I can’t wait until this is cool enough to enjoy. I also,picked up your book and am planning on trying a couple of recipes this week. Thank you for helping make the transition to being a vegan so delightful and tasty!

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Delilah April 12, 2014 at 7:58 pm

I made this recipe this morning to enjoy tonight with my dad. We’re both chocolate lovers. We loved the pudding! Thank you for sharing this. I am now a big fan of your website and look forward to trying more recipes! I also love the photography. Thank you, Angela :)

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Elisa April 13, 2014 at 3:28 am

For once a pudding without the usual bananas and avocados (although I love them). Thanks for the recipe Angela!

Love from Germany,

Elisa

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Tonya April 13, 2014 at 8:23 am

Thank you so much for this recipe Angela! I made it last night and turned some of it into fudgesicles and they were awesome!

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kimmythevegan April 13, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Mmmm chocolatey goodness…

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Mandy April 13, 2014 at 8:48 pm

Hi! Can’t wait to try the pudding.
Have and love your cookbook. Question on the burgers page 155. Is the flax seed supposed to get mixed with water before adding?
Directions refer to adding flaxseed mixture but there is nothing to mix them with.
Made it as written and liked them but wondering if something is missing.
Still good maybe a tad dry.
Will try making it a flax egg next time.
Thank you
Really loving your book!
Made the present glow bars today too the family loved them.

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Wendy April 13, 2014 at 10:55 pm

I’ve made this twice in four days. Yum yum yum! I don’t have ice trays (evidently, I’m a cave person) so I added a bit more almond milk and (3) regular ice cubes and it’s delicious! Thank you for all of the love-filled recipes.

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Edward April 14, 2014 at 12:29 am

I am going to make this tomorrow! sounds great thanks!

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Julie April 14, 2014 at 10:12 am

What’s the best substitute for almond milk?

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[email protected] April 14, 2014 at 11:42 am

My kind of “instant” pudding!

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AmandaM April 14, 2014 at 1:12 pm

This was a delicious pudding! I also made your brownies from the cookbook last night. My mid-morning snack today was a brownie. My lunch dessert was a few spoonfuls of the pudding. I didn’t change anything in either recipe from the way they were written. Both are DELICIOUS!!

Thank you, Angela.

Amanda

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Christine Rothchild April 14, 2014 at 7:29 pm

Angela, this hit the spot for that chocolatey time of month! So quick and easy, it took longer to get the ingredients out and back away than it did to make this. SO good and good for you! Thanks!!

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Mae April 14, 2014 at 9:09 pm

I made this with light vanilla organic soy milk and it turned out great! A healthy way to get my chocolate fix. Thanks, Angela! I have learned so many things from your blog. Love your cookbook, too.

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Jesse April 15, 2014 at 7:43 pm

This was so awesome! I made it in the evening while baby was asleep, so I couldn’t blend it as much as I should have, however my husband loved the little date chunks! My prep for the almond milk ice cubes was a little too late, so I stuck my glass of pudding in the freezer and it was perfectly chilled by the time I was done cleaning up the dishes after dinner. What a perfect treat!! Thank you!

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Ruxie April 15, 2014 at 8:42 pm

This is the most delicious pudding I ever had! I did not want to part from the vitamix bowl until it was half finished :) thanks for yet another great recipe!

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Sandhya April 16, 2014 at 12:35 pm

can I just say, WOW! I trepidatiously stuck my finger into this secretly healthy chocolate looking concoction and it took every single ounce of my will power to pour it into a container and put it into the fridge (I made the not so instant version). Every single recipe of yours that I try is an absolute winner with my whole family, I think I’m in love! haha! going to order your cookbook right now!

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Alice Arnold April 16, 2014 at 10:22 pm

If you want to build up a good stock pile of almond milk ice cubes, or even lemon juice cubes, or herb ice cubes, you can freeze them first then put them in a container or ziplock bag in the freezer so that the tray is free again to use for regular ice cubes :)

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Karen April 17, 2014 at 9:29 am

I made this to have for an after dinner treat tonight; it is delish! This is definitely going to be a staple around our house now! Thanks so much for the recipe! And by the way, thanks for all the work you put into what you do; your website makes eating clean so much easier!

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April April 17, 2014 at 4:40 pm

I was wondering and this will sounds stupid but do I have to have the chai and dates in it. I don’t care of either but I am looking for a almond milk form of pudding for my family! Is there anything else that I might be able to replace it with?

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Randi April 18, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Was so excited to make this and once I did I’m already on second batch! It was A-mazing! Taste and texture of box chocolate cake batter! Another success from your site! Thanks for all the yummy recipes!

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George April 19, 2014 at 10:38 am

I was wondering how to make this without a high speed blender?

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Rashidah April 19, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Looks Great! Will try…where do you get those spoons from?

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Erin April 20, 2014 at 10:41 pm

I made a variation of this pudding tonight to bring to work with me. It’s still seedy as i don’t have a blender that will pulverize the chia seeds, but the texture isn’t bothersome.
I did add a tbsp of cold pressed virgin coconut oil, a drizzle of honey, and some bits of an avocado that was on it’s last legs. I also used chocolate almond milk to make it that much more chocolaty.. a requirement due to all the easter chocolate thats around and hard to resist.
Love this pudding tho, it’s a staple! Thaks for the great recipe! :)

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Katie M April 22, 2014 at 6:12 am

I made this pudding for breakfast this morning topped with the granola clusters from your cookbook, and it was absolutely heavenly! :)

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NandVsMom April 23, 2014 at 1:11 am

Just curious, do you pre-gel your chia seeds before adding to blender?

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Jana April 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm

I made this today in my Vitamix and it came out GREAT! I used 2 T Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder and forgot the salt. It wasn’t completely smooth, like boxed pudding, but it was pretty close. I really liked the flavor. A real win for me.

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Lemira April 26, 2014 at 8:50 pm

I plan on making this tomorrow! 2 questions: I don’t have room in my freezer for almond milk ice cubes. How long should the pudding sit in the fridge if not using the ice cubes? And if I don’t have dates, what other sweetener can I use?

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Alexandra April 27, 2014 at 1:41 pm

I just made this and it is setting up in the fridge right now. I had a quick lick off the spatula and I was blown away! This is not one of those recipes where people have to convince themselves that it’s tasty because it’s healthy (not that Angela has any of those – everything I’ve tried is amazing!!!) – this actually tastes like the most unhealthy and decadent chocolate cake batter ever!
I am 24 weeks pregnant and fighting a serious sweet tooth. This is a revelation – I am saved!! Can’t wait to tell everyone I know about it. Delicious!

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Britt May 6, 2014 at 11:09 pm

This looks AHHHMAZING! I can’t wait to try it! As I’ve just quit sugar (man-made) I’m always looking for recipes like this to satisfy my sweet tooth =)

I’m wondering what I should do if I don’t make the almond milk ice cubes? I’d rather make it and let it set overnight… How will the recipe change?

Thanks!!

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Gourmet Getaways May 7, 2014 at 10:41 am

Nooo!!! Don’t tempt me with that spoonful! I would love to try this!!!

Julie
Gourmet Getaways

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Linda May 7, 2014 at 9:55 pm

Oh, Angela. I am a new whole-foods vegan, and enjoyed perusing your recipes. Ihave been doing well, but tonight I had such a sweets craving. I found this recipe and was bummed because I would have to wait (I wanted it NOW!). But I didn’t have frozen almond milk cubes, so I just made it with 1 cup almond milk instead. I put it in the Vitamix and left it running for over a minute to make sure it was smooth. I was a little concerned when it started to steam (the Vitamix is new for me, too!), so I turned it off and tried a spoonful to taste, planning to leave it in the fridge overnight. OMIGOSH!! It was like the creamy pudding my Mom used to make on the stove when I was a little girl – warm, smooth, plenty think. I am embarrassed to say that I didn’t even save any for hubby, but gobbled the whole thing up!! Thank you for saving my sweet tooth!!

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maria at inredningsvis May 8, 2014 at 3:18 am

OMMGGGGG this looks beyond DIVINE :) who said that vegan foods have to be boring right ? haha I really LOVE your blog and your story behind it Its a great message to young girls out there. AND you look GREAT to…so cute

If you like decor you can check out my Swedish blog :)

I wish you a lovely day dear

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis – Swedish decor, inredningsvis.se/vasterbottenpaj-en-svensk-matklassiker/

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Erin R May 17, 2014 at 11:21 pm

I made this today and it was okay. My blender wasn’t fast enough to completely purée the chia before the pudding got really thick. Once the thickness took hold, my blender couldn’t move the pudding. The texture was still alright, but that aside, I thought this needed a little something…. Maybe some instant espresso granules? More sweetener? I love your main course items and this was my first attempt at a dessert. As you mentioned on the blog, dessert is harder to do vegan!

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Janet May 27, 2014 at 11:38 pm

I did add a few coffee ice cubes that I had on hand and a teaspoon of coconut palm sugar and I thought it was great (especially compared to the other chia puddings I’ve made. My regular blender got thick too, so you can just add a little more liquid. The neat thing about these recipes is once you taste them you can make them your own by adding whatever your taste buds suggest. Hmm, maybe some orange zest next time?

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Joana May 26, 2014 at 5:23 pm

OMG, this was just AMAZING!
How do you do this? Every singe recipe you make is divine. Congrats Angela. ;)

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Janet May 27, 2014 at 11:34 pm

Being a firm believer that “I can be patient when I have to be, but if I don’t have to be, then why wait?” I used your basic recipe to make the best Chocolate Chia Pudding to date, and it was INSTANT. I used regular ice cubes with some almond butter, along with soy milk, the dates, vanilla, chia seeds and salt (all what I already had on hand). I did add a teaspoon of coconut palm sugar since I used raw cacao and it needed a little more sweetness. After blending in a regular blender with the ice cube setting, I topped each dish with toasted sliced almonds and it completely met my craving for something sweet and healthy before bed. I’m so glad I found your site. Thank you for the inspiration for a better chia pudding!

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emilyb May 29, 2014 at 12:55 pm

What a winner! Hubby said make that again and again. Thanks, been trying to get more chia seeds in my diet. We always make almond milk ice cubes to keep on hand for our protein smoothies and I happened to have some chocolate ones in the freezer..yippee!!

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Kristen June 4, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Thought I would share my blunder….I found your recipe AFTER I started soaking my chia seeds in almond milk. I liked the idea of blending it and thought I still had time to quickly throw them in the Vitamix before the seeds “bloomed” too much. Well, I was still too late. The mixture practically seized in the blender and became a thick, gelatinous, gloppy mess – an unfortunate waste of good ingredients! Next time I’ll be sure to stick with one method instead of switching gears part way through. Thanks for your post – can’t wait to try again!!

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Sheila June 5, 2014 at 1:28 pm

I wish I could post the pics of my two-year-old going to town on this pudding!!! Best stuff ever!!!!! Thank you soooooo much!!!!

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Athanae June 14, 2014 at 8:36 am

First time I have EVER been defeated by a dessert. Whipped this up for my boyfriend and I and dished it out without checking serves sizes…we had to look because we assumed it must have been for 4. I used coconut milk because I didn’t have any almond at hand. Totally delicious :)

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Dani July 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Just recently discovered your website and I’m already hooked. I’m ADDICTED to this recipe! Soo glad I still had almond milk ice cubes so I could make some more!! Love it! Thanks!!

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Nancy Buda July 17, 2014 at 10:20 am

Hi Angela!!!
I just LOVE your recipes!!! just now I made the vegan tacos, delish!!! you are a lifesaver for us starters in this veggie/vegan world!!

I have one question regarding this recipe, I don’t like dates, what can I replace them with?? do you recomend any type of sweetener?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 18, 2014 at 7:40 am

I recommend a liquid sweetener such as maple syrup…add to taste and you should be fine!

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Alli Mulock July 19, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Hi Angela, Can you recommend any other dried fruits to use instead of dates, i’m not able to have them! Would dried cherries or apricots suffice? Thanks so much! Love your recipes!

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Beth July 31, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Absolutely delicious! Love regular chia pudding, love the slightly smoother texture of this one as well. Have made it twice now, once with cinnamon, and can’t wait for the next batch! Thanks so much for sharing!

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Sarah B R August 2, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Love this recipe. Love that it doesn’t use tofu.
Just made 2 variations. The first using carob powder.
The 2nd to make a coconut pudding
Coconut milk
Coconut milk ice cubes
Shredded coconut instead of cacao powder
Coconut extract instead of vanilla
Super yummy :-)
I want to try a banana version & a strawberry version using frozen fruit instead of the ice cubes :-)
Hubby doesn’t like the textire of chia seeds but in this pudding
the texture is just amazing even for him :-)

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Cheryl Court August 21, 2014 at 10:27 pm

I just made this with coconut milk and it was great! Thanks for the great recipe!

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Anita August 23, 2014 at 11:24 pm

Hello Angela,
The pudding looks very delicious. I love both chia seeds and cocoa. This is definitely going to be my next raw dessert to try out.

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Leah August 27, 2014 at 6:35 pm

Hi–the flavors were great (and I am loving the new cookbook that I just bought), but I have a question about texture. Is it supposed to be crunchy? The seeds are all whole and the texture is a little off-putting…

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Ailie September 3, 2014 at 8:19 am
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Hi!
I love your site, it’s my go to ‘what should we eat today’ site.
I made this pudding today but my chia seeds are still whole or not broken up much at all, is this because my blender sucks or my chia seeds suck? Or some other crazy reason?
Thanks!!

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Casey September 4, 2014 at 3:59 am
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Amazing! Love love loved it!

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Eva September 4, 2014 at 10:00 pm
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Delicious and easy! I added some carob powder and it made for a nice rich flavor. Thank you!

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Caro September 17, 2014 at 9:13 am
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This tastes fantastic. I had no dates so I added a tablespoon of honey (I’m not a vegan but I guess maple syrup would work perfectly too), also no frozen almond milk so I added some water ice cubes. Still amazing. :) My chocolate craving has been taken care of without a trace of guilt.

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Eli September 25, 2014 at 11:34 pm

Mine came out super gritty. Is it supposed to be gritty because of the chia seeds. This is my first time using chia seeds so I didn’t know what to expect. I kinda thought they would completely dissolve. Oh well, the flavor is good.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) September 26, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Oh ya, some blenders aren’t able to blend the chia seeds good enough. I recommend using a high speed blender (such as vitamix) or letting it run for a while if it is still gritty.

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CB October 22, 2014 at 8:31 pm

Hi, are you soaking the chia seeds before they go in or using them un-soaked ?
Thanks,
C

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Robin November 3, 2014 at 10:37 pm
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My kids loved this pudding, thank you!

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Tami November 19, 2014 at 1:15 am
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I tried it and it’s amazing! Was able to enjoy it fully; since it was healthy! I didn’t want to wait for the ice cubes so I just did it without. I also only had hazelnut milk so used that instead. Topped with sliced strawberries and OMG!!! SO GOOD! Thank you so much for this recipe!

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Rania November 19, 2014 at 10:09 pm

Question, do you think a regular blender would also result in a creamy pudding? I’ve made chia pudding before but left the seeds whole. My 12yo loves it but 3yo won’t touch it ;) I plan on trying over this weekend.

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Rania November 19, 2014 at 10:09 pm

Question, do you think a regular blender would also result in a creamy pudding? I’ve made chia pudding before but left the seeds whole. My 12yo loves it but 3yo won’t touch it ;) I plan on trying over this weekend.

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Tamika Deering December 11, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Making this today! can`t wait :) i was wondering if i could substitute flax seeds for chia seeds?

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Tessa December 29, 2014 at 4:39 am

Would this work with cacao powder as well?

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joanne December 31, 2014 at 5:21 am

I love chocolate pudding and have been looking for a healthy version, and this just might be it! I do have a question about the cocoa powder.. can I use raw cacao powder or is cocoa powder different? I’m looking forward to making this soon! How long do you think this will last in the frig? Thanks!

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Linda January 3, 2015 at 3:59 pm
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After becoming a whole-food vegan last March this was the recipe that told me I would never have to go back! Instead of the ice cubes, I simply up the almond milk to one cup, throw everything in the Vitamin and blend until it starts to steam. Usually we just eat it right away and it reminds me of the stove-top chocolate pudding my Mm made when I was a kid. So rich and creamy, and full of protein to boot! Thank you so very much. I have shared this with a ton of people!!

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Ashley January 4, 2015 at 3:04 pm

I am typing this as I eat this pudding… This is absolutely fantastic! A friend and I decided to give up processed sugar for the year (we only use fruit or dried dates for sweets) and this is absolutely perfect in supporting or quest to dump the sugar! Thanks!

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Jana January 6, 2015 at 11:08 am
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Wonderful and simple. My go-to treat when I am craving chocolate. Thanks!

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Anna-Sophie January 14, 2015 at 1:18 am

Could this be stored in the fridge overnight? I would love to try this for breakfast sometime but I get up before my entire family and wouldn’t want to wake with super loud blender noises…

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 15, 2015 at 12:42 pm

I think it should be fine overnight :)

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C. Fruity January 18, 2015 at 8:39 pm

I am looking forward to trying this. I have been on a chocolate kick lately!

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Jamie January 22, 2015 at 12:47 pm

What should be the total amount of almond milk (liquid and ice combined)? 1 cup or 1-1/2 cups? I guess the ice cube estimate is confusing me because I have a standard sized ice cube tray and the volume of each cube is 1 TBSP… I’m having a hard time picturing an ice cube that has a volume or 3+ TBSP. Confusion aside, looks like a fantastic idea and I can’t wait to try it.

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olivia January 22, 2015 at 10:53 pm
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Oh my dear lord. I am licking the blender blade clean as I type.

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Taylor January 27, 2015 at 7:40 pm
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This is delicious! I like how it gets rid of the traditional chia pudding texture. I subbed a frozen banana for the ice cubes and just decreased the number of dates.

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kate February 2, 2015 at 7:11 am

hmmm just made this for breakfast. had too much of an overpowering cocoa taste, with just the two tablespoons. guess i gotta scale it back and try again. also, the dates refused to blend successfully. a weak blender do you think?

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Robyn alice February 13, 2015 at 10:26 am
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Delicious. This recipe is really yummy and super easy to make. I froze the ice cubes overnight and made it the next day. It’s really nice with some organic shredded coconut on top and a sprinkle of almond and walnuts.

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Brent Eamer March 19, 2015 at 6:04 pm

Eating this now. I too have a Vitamix. Not many blenders would be able to pull this off. I approximated 6 dates from my ‘Date Brick’. This is unbelievably good.

Thanks

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Moksha March 26, 2015 at 6:58 pm
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I love all of the recipes on your website and am so thankful….but NOT THIS ONE. I love normal chia seed pudding but there was something about it being blended that turned it into a hideously healthy tasting mixture and I had to throw out. It looked amazing and tasted like it had cod liver oil in it. Bummer. Please do keep up the good work with all your other recipes!

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Mama B May 20, 2015 at 2:22 pm
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Just made this (with regular milk & cream) and it tastes wonderful. I only had already ground chia, so I cut back a little. Hoping it sets, but if it doesn’t, I’ll blitz it with ice and we’ll drink it. Thanks for sharing.

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Wendy June 7, 2015 at 7:41 pm

The BEST chia pudding I’ve ever made… And I’ve made quite a few! Love your cookbook and your blog! You’ve become part of our family!! Thank you so much!!

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Wendy June 7, 2015 at 7:44 pm
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I added cacao instead of cocoa powder!

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Alicia June 13, 2015 at 9:36 am

HI Angela! I love this recipe. I tried it this morning and it totally hit the spot! I do have some questions though: is okay to decrease the amount of chia seeds? Would it still be the same thickness if I just refrigerated it longer? And also, I used a magic bullet to blend the pudding but I could still see specks of seeds jn there. It wasn’t smooth like pudding should be. Is that how your pudding is like? Thanks so much Angela!!

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Laura July 11, 2015 at 10:55 am

Hi there! I know I’m a little late to the party- but just whipped this up and hoping the husband won’t notice it’s a healthy pud! I have a blender that is quite powerful, but I could not get the chia to breakdown. Any ideas??

Thanks!

-Laura

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Sandy January 14, 2016 at 10:04 am

Hi Laura – I’m late to the party too – I wrote my comment below and then saw yours. I ground my chia seeds finely – almost to a powder – in my magic bullet (which I also use as my coffee grinder because it’s so easy to clean and has more uses than a dedicated coffee/spice grinder) before blending the whole thing in my Blendtec. Worked beautifully.

Now I’m thinking hemp hearts…think ground flax would stay gritty but I’ll try it. Soaking the dates in almond milk ahead also helps make sure it all pulls together.

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Hannah H July 24, 2015 at 10:26 am
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I am making this tonight for my friends who are visiting. I have dried dates, I hope these will work in the recipe OK. I’m going to soak them beforehand before I blend them up.

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ruth September 27, 2015 at 5:03 am
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Hello Angela and everyone!

Writing from Spain…my experience with this pudding was great! I forgot it in the freezer, because I wanted it to be cold and to my surprise it turned out to be a great chocolate icecream! Thank you so much for all the things you share with us. XXXOOO

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Sheri November 15, 2015 at 1:56 pm
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Thanks Angela for all the hard work you put in to make the recipes perfect. You are the only person whose recipe tastes are the exact same as mine. Anything I make of yours we love. And this chocolate chia pudding recipe we REALLY REALLY LOVE, though I don’t add the almond milk ice cubes. I also like to make a chocolate pudding pie with pecans with this recipe (I stole the idea from Trader Joes), Yummy!!!

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Sandy January 14, 2016 at 9:56 am
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I decided to grind the chia seeds finely before adding them so I didn’t need to worry about how well they’d blend or if they’d take away from the smoothness once the whole mixture was thrown together. Worked really well. Love this recipe.

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Rachel May 17, 2016 at 4:35 pm

hi there! I am about to make this recipe, but I have a question. I read somewhere something about how Chia seeds don’t have the same health value if they are not soaked first. This recipe calls for the dry seeds to be blended with everything else correct? Or are these seed soaked and “gelled” first?

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Rachel May 17, 2016 at 9:57 pm

are the Chia seeds soaked first? I had read once that unless they are soaked into their gel form they’re not as healthy. The recipe makes it seem like they’re the dried version but it’s unclear. Would love to know.

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Angela Liddon May 24, 2016 at 3:32 pm

Hi Rachel, This recipe uses the chia seeds dry. But, if you’d prefer a pudding that uses soaked chia seeds, the recipe this one is adapted from – my Healthy Chocolate Chia Pudding – is a great option! Hope this helps. :)

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Kandice June 9, 2016 at 1:31 am
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Can you substitute prunes for the dates? I’ve made it with the dates, but I have a huge bag of prunes that need used! Thanks!

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Maria April 14, 2017 at 12:36 pm

I’m not vegan (but eat plenty of vegan meals) and usually use soy or cow’s milk, do you think this recipe will work with either?

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Angela Liddon April 20, 2017 at 10:12 am

Hey Maria, I can’t see why not! If you give it a try, I hope you enjoy :)

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Mua sim so dep June 2, 2017 at 11:42 am

I love all of the recipes on your website and am so thankful….but NOT THIS ONE. I love normal chia seed pudding but there was something about it being blended that turned it into a hideously healthy tasting mixture and I had to throw out. It looked amazing and tasted like it had cod liver oil in it. Bummer. Please do keep up the good work with all your other recipes!

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Karen June 13, 2017 at 8:06 pm

Just made this tonight, and it was absolutely delicious! Will definitely be making this again. I have a vitamix blender so it does the job of grinding up the chia seeds and dates perfectly smooth. Sooooo good! By the way, I accidentally bought your Oh She Glows cookbook about a month ago not knowing it was vegan and I have to say I absolutely love your recipes. I am not vegan at this time, but I think I am moving in that direction. Vegan recipes have so much more flavour and are so much more fun to prepare. I was in a hurry and rushing when I bought the book and just grabbed it because the recipes looked so good. It has not let me down!

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Angela Liddon June 14, 2017 at 9:42 am

Sounds like it was a happy accident, then! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the cookbook. :)

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Jewel Choquette November 28, 2017 at 1:45 pm
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I loved this pudding.. as do my teens, believe it or not. Avoiding sugars is a tough one.. but this pudding hits the “sweet spot”!
I tried a variation by doubling my kids GO-TO breakfast shake: 1 c. dark choc. almond milk, 1 ripe banana, 1/5th of a ripe avocado, some ice & 1 tbsp pumpkin protein powder (+ 1 tbsp maple syrup to sweeten, if desired). They drink the shake in the a.m., then I blend the other half with the chia seeds & it makes a luscious, velvety pudding, with loads of protein & only natural sugars. Chia chocolate pudding is a home run in our home.. every time!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 1, 2017 at 8:39 am

Thanks for sharing your delicious shake and pudding variations….sounds so good! I’ll have to try it soon.

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Hilary Walker December 4, 2017 at 5:45 pm

My whole family loves this chocolate chia pudding! It’s sooo amazingly good! I grind the chia seeds in my coffee grinder first because my blender will not break the seeds. Sometimes add a tblsp of maple syrup or extra dates to make it sweeter if i am really wanting a sweet fix

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 5, 2017 at 7:48 am

Hey Hilary, Oh I LOVE that coffee grinder tip! Absolutely genius. I have to try this myself sometime. It sounds like a great option for those without powerful blenders. :) I’m glad to hear that your whole family loves it to…so does ours. :)

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