Chia Seeds are tiny but they are super healthy and full of nutrients including lots of fiber, protein, healthy fats, and omega-3 fatty acids. They are also known to lower heart disease as well as lessen your risk of diabetes. These benefits are only the tip of the iceberg; there are plenty of pluses for including chia seeds into your diet.
Chia seeds are super easy to begin to add to your diet. I often throw a tablespoon into my smoothies or protein shakes in the morning, and my husband loves to have Overnight Oats, with chia seeds in them, for breakfast. Though, please note that you should have no more than 2 tablespoons of chia seeds a day.
Chia seeds when soaked in a liquid expand; this expansion makes for the perfect gluten free and nutrient dense pudding substance. Add chocolate and peanut butter to the pudding and it is absolutely delicious.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding is a simple and quick dessert, though you do need a couple hours in the fridge to let the pudding set. It is absolutely delicious as well!
My baby, kids, and myself love this pudding, and I love that my dairy allergic baby could enjoy a treat with us and all I had to do was substitute almond milk. It was a win-win for everyone.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding
Recipe: Alohamora adapted from the Food Network Magazine
Active Time: 10 minutes
Inactive Time: 2 1/4 hours
Servings: 2-4 servings about 1 1/2 cups
3/4 c. milk or original almond milk
1 1/2 Tbsp chocolate syrup
1/4 c. chia seeds
3 Tbsp peanut butter, creamy
1 Tbsp cocoa
1 Tbsp powdered sugar
3/4 c. ice
Optional Toppings: peanuts
- Mix the milk or almond milk and chocolate syrup together until combined.
- Add the chia seeds to the chocolate milk and let it soak in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes. You can let it soak for a couple hours if you desire or need.
- Pour the chia seeds and milk into a blender or a container you can puree in. Add the peanut butter, cocoa, powdered sugar, and ice to the blender and puree it until smooth.
- Pour the smooth pudding evenly into 2 to 4 containers/cups and top with peanuts.
- Cover the pudding cups and place them in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
- Store leftovers in a sealed/covered container in the fridge.
Happy Somewhat Healthy and Delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Seeds Pudding eating! Yum!