Choc Chia Pudding

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This little beauty is very easy to make and super good for you.

A little about chia

Chia seeds are very high in fibre, protein and iron as well as antioxidants. So, they keep our bowel healthy, can lower our cholesterol, maintain our blood sugar levels, fill us up and give us energy. 1 tablespoon of chia contains approx 6 grams of fibre which is the equivalent of 4 slices of multi grain bread,

They also contain Omega 3 oils which are essential for keeping skin healthy, reducing inflammation and protecting our heart from heart disease. Chia are also a fabulous source of plant based iron and protein.

We make a batch of this recipe in a jar and use it over the course of a couple of days in many ways including stirred through yoghurt, dolloped on top of a bowl of fruit salad or cereal, or simply eaten straight from the jar. We also take scoops from this chia pudding and add it to our smoothies.

It’s also delightful served as individual breakfast or dessert puddings, in which case this recipe will serve 2-4

Recipe

  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup your choice of milk (dairy, oat, nut)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp honey, rapidura or coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup sultanas (optional)

Method

  • Place all ingredients in a bowl, jar or container and stir to combine.
  • Place in fridge so that chia and sultanas can absorb the liquid.
  • After about 30 mins, the pudding should be ready. If it is too thick, simply add more water or milk until it reaches the consistency you desire.

Do you LOVE CHIA? Check out the Chocolate Chia Cake recipe…

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