Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe
With January well underway and many of us setting resolutions for a healthier 2018, we caught up with our friends Ashley and Brittney of Twins Kitchen ( @twinskitchen ) to share their current favourite breakfast recipe:
My sister and I love making chia pudding, especially for breakfast. It’s super easy to make, tastes delicious, and keeps us feeling full and satisfied. The method is simple: take a plant-based milk of choice, mix in the chia seeds, add the sweetener and flavor, and there you have it! Stick it in the fridge overnight and the next morning you have the perfect, healthy, quick, and incredibly delicious breakfast. The only thing left is to add the toppings!
Chia seeds have been quite the rage for some time now, and rightly so. These tiny little seeds are nutritional powerhouses, which is why they’re one of our favorite superfoods. Chia seeds are full of essential omega-3 fatty acids, plant-based protein which is essential for body function and muscle building, and contain antioxidants which aid in removing free radicals from the body and have been linked to helping fight cancer. Finally, chia seeds are packed with fiber which can promote weight loss and good digestion, vitamins that provide energy and immune support, and minerals that strengthen the body.
Anyone who knows us can vouch that breakfast and dessert are two of our favorite things, so we created this Chocolate Chia Pudding recipe with the goal of making a breakfast (or snack) that tastes just like dessert, but is incredibly healthy for you. And this recipe does not disappoint.
Besides, who could pass up chocolate pudding for breakfast?
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup cashew milk
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Whisk together the cashew milk, maple syrup, and vanilla. Next, gradually stir in the chia seeds until fully mixed. Add remaining ingredients.
- Cover and place in fridge overnight, or at least 4-5 hours before eating (the consistency should be like pudding).
- Serve topped with fresh fruit, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, your favorite granola, or your favorite toppings.
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