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Sweet Treats without the Calories: Easy Chocolate Chia Seed Puddings

Calling all dessert enthusiasts and chocolate addicts, this recipe is for you!

These Chocolate Chia Seed Puddings are very simple to make, infact the hardest part is leaving them in the fridge long enough to set. This is a great alternative to chocolate mousse AND it’s healthy! Made from natural ingredients, dairy free, gluten free and only around 160kcal. Another thing we love about these puddings is that it satisfies that sweet tooth but also is quite filling, meaning you won’t be running back to the kitchen cupboards for more food. It can be an evening dessert, mid day snack or a delcious breakfast.

What is a Chia Seed? These tiny seeds have huge health benefits due to them containing fibre, omega-3 fats, protein, vitamins and minerals. They have been linked to health benefits such as promoting healthy skin, reducing signs of aging, supporting the heart and digestive system, building stronger bones and muscles.

This recipe makes 4 portions.

  • 360ml of Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 60g of Chia Seeds
  • 5-6 pitted Medjool Dates
  • 4 tsp of Cocoa Powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Top with Raspberries (or your favourite fruit)

Simply take the first 5 ingredients and place in a food processor or blender, and blitz until a smooth creamy consistency. Spoon into 4 small contaiers, we used small drinking glasses but small pots or jars can work better. Leave in the fridge overnight if possible, but 5 hours would work too. This just allows the chia seeds to absorb the moisture and create the desired consistency. Then top with the raspberries just before serving.

 

For more sweet treats without the calories check out the recipe section of our blog. Be sure to let us know how your baking is going and share any recipes with us.

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