Chocolate Chia Pudding

The ultimate healthy, energizing breakfast on the go, that has so many variations that you can never really get bored of it. Most of you will be familiar with chia puddings by now, but I thought I’d still share my currently favourite version with you, for a healthy morning chocolate fix. It’s seriously one of the easiest things ever and as it can be made ahead, you can prep your whole weeks of breakfasts in just a couple of minutes. It is also suitable for pretty much any dietary requirements you may have, as it’s naturally gluten free, and can easily be made vegan depending on the milk you’re choosing.

Makes 1 serving:

Base:

  • 2 tbs chia seeds
  • 1.5 dcl milk of choice (Almond with a bit of milk kefir is my favorite)
  • 1 heaped tsp raw cacao powder

*Optional extras for the base:

  • Neutral flavour collagen powder or protein powder
  • MCT oil
  • Cinnamon
  • A spoon of oats
  • Reishi mushroom powder

Topping ideas:

  • 1.5 tbs yoghurt of choice (COYO is my preferred one)
  • Fresh or frozen berries
  • Coconut flakes
  • Cacao nibs
  • Nuts and seeds of choice
  • Maple Syrup or Honey
  • 1 tbs Nut butter of choice

Method:

  1. In your jar or tupperware container, simply mix the Chia seeds, cacao powder and milk or yoghurt together and let it sit for at least 30min for the chia seeds to absorb the liquid and thicken up. Give it a little stir every 10 minutes. If you are using any of the proposed extras for the base, you can mix them in as well.
  2. If you’ll be having a relaxed breakfast at home the next day, you can place the chia pudding in the fridge after those 30 minutes and continue with the next step in the morning.
  3. If you will be having it as a breakfast on the go, once the mixture is thick enough (at least 30 minutes) top it up with your proposed toppings. I like to start with some yoghurt, add the berries, and lastly sprinkle any nuts and seeds on top. My favourite combination is Coyo, berries, coconut, cacao nibs, cashews and some almond butter, but there is limitless combination to suit what you have in your pantry as well as your taste.

*You can also make a larger batch of the base pudding, it will keep well for at least 4 days in the fridge. That way you can just portion it each evening, add the toppings and you will have a lovely fresh breakfast.

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