Simple Chocolate Chia Pudding

In today’s blog post I’m happy to share one of my favorite and simple chocolate chia pudding recipes with you.

Still a believer that healthy eating is boring and tasteless? Ha, you obviously haven’t tried my amazing and simple chocolate chia pudding yet. ;)

 

Especially if you have a sweet tooth as I do, this recipe is for you!

 

If you’ve been following me for a little while, you already know that I’m T H E laziest cook in the world and always look for simplicity and shortcuts.

 

Yessss I want it all! Simple and quick, yet healthy and delicious pretty, please. 

 

The good news, I’m living proof that it really is possible and I’m happy to share one of my easiest recipes with you.

 

Before we talk recipe, let’s have a closer look at some of the superfood ingredients:

 

C H I A

They are originally grown in Mexico and the Aztec used to eat them for high energy and endurance. It only makes sense that the word ‘Chia’ means strength in the Mayan language und was especially consumed by warriors because it was the perfect fuel during battle or while running long distances.

The nutrition profile of chia seeds is quite impressive.

They are high in omega-3 fats, protein, minerals and vitamins. Chia seeds are also a rich source of antioxidants and also contain essential fatty acids linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic, Vitamins A, B, E and D, strontium, mucin, and minerals including iron, sulphur, iodine, manganese, magnesium, thiamin and niacin.

Adding more chia seeds to your diet will help you to improve your digestive health, boost your metabolism and add another source of healthy fatty acids to your diet.

 

C A C A O

Cacao, the original source of natural chocolate comes from the seeds of the fruit of the cacao tree and is packed with nutrient-packed phytochemicals that our bodies need.

It’s the purest form of chocolate that you can eat and is super high in phytonutrients including high amounts of magnesium, sulfur and phenylethylamine.

It helps to maintain muscle and nerve functions, enhances your mood, prevents anemia due its high iron content and reduces the risks of coronary heart disease and strokes.

Magnesium is especially important for active people to stabilize blood sugars, maintaining strong bones and generally keeping energy levels up. Chocolate cravings have strongly been linked with magnesium deficiency. So if you’re craving chocolate make sure that you’re getting enough magnesium.

 

In other words, this chocolate chia pudding recipe will not only turbocharge your health from the inside out, it will also make you feeeeeel amazing too!

 

Alrighty, so here’s what you’ll need: (serves 1 cup)

1 cup unsweetened almond milk (oat or rice milk works as well)

2 tbsp chia seeds

1 tsp cacao powder

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tbsp maple syrup (to taste / optional)

¼ cup blueberries (optional)

 

Now, what?

Mix all ingredients together.

Chill in the fridge at least four hours. I usually chill overnight. (You might want to stir after the first hour just to make sure there aren’t any clumps ). Sprinkle with some coconut flakes and cacao nibs & enjoy!

 

Are you gonna give it a try?? Please let me know in the comments below!