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Cacao & Chia Seed Pudding

by Marissa on May 13, 2011

During her coaching session the other day, my client mentioned she had some chia seeds and cacao powder around and needed a recipe to put them to use. Hmmm …
Chocolate chia seed pudding came to mind for both of us, but I didn’t have the measurements to hand.
Chia seeds are a powerful superfood that are easily digested and aid weight loss by keeping you full and reducing cravings. When mixed with liquid, they form a “gel” absorbing ten times their weight in water and also provide hydration. At a raw foods workshop I attended recently, the presenter praised the chia seed for saving her in airports and other rare times when she found herself traveling with nothing she could eat. She simply threw a handful into a bottle of water!
And as if that isn’t enough, chias are the richest plant source of Omega-3 which reduces inflammation and they also control blood sugar by slowing down how fast our bodies convert carbohydrates to simple sugars.
After my client’s coaching session, I did some research and found this easy recipe. Literally two minutes prep time and some stirring. Nothing else.
2 c. almond milk
2/3 c chia seeds
2 tsps raw cacao powder
2 tsps raw honey (I used coconut sugar, agave nectar would work too)


Stir together the almond milk, chis seeds, cacao powder and sweetener. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes until it thickens. Sweeten to taste with raw honey or stevia. Garnish with fresh berries.

This made a huge serving, so cut the recipe by half if you’re eating for one!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I read your article and left a comment there. So glad you are discovering the benefits of chia seeds!


  1. […] seeds are also the richest plant-based source of Omega 3 fatty acids. They absorb liquid to form a pudding-like consistency. Great on it’s own or assemble a chia parfait with fruit and granola for an amped up […]

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