Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and fiber. The small, generally grayish seeds contain all the essential amino acids. Chia seeds are very similar to flax in composition but are easier to digest and absorb.

Ingredients

  • 1 batch Chocolate Bliss*
  • 1 cup chia seeds
  • 1 frozen banana, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons agave nectar
  • water

Instructions

  1. Prepare Chocolate Bliss as directed on package. (I use 4 tablespoons of agave nectar in one batch of bliss and that’s plenty! Taste to see what works for you.)
  2. Add one frozen banana to the Chocolate Bliss. (I like to have peeled, sliced bananas on hand in the freezer for smoothies, banana ice cream, and Chocolate Bliss.)
  3. Soak one cup chia seeds overnight (minimum of 12 hours) in 5.5 cups Chocolate Bliss. Place in the refrigerator.
  4. Whisk well and enjoy! The pudding will have the consistency of a thick tapioca.
http://consciousbitesnutrition.com/chocolate-chia-seed-pudding/

*Chocolate Bliss is a wonderful cacao powder full of vitamins, minerals, EFA oils and antioxidants, especially vitamins C and E sourced from whole foods. The smooth, rich chocolate flavor is enjoyable to most mainstream people, including children. It’s the only super food I purchase because I like to use it in my chocolate recipes and smoothies.

2 Responses to Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

  1. Judith Fine-Sarchielli November 7, 2011 at 1:20 am #

    Sue Ann,
    Love your site. I make chocolate chia seed pudding a lot with organic cocoa. I love that it’s like tapioca. My question is, if my immune system is threatened and I am gluten-intolerant (maybe Celiac), how good is chocolate for me. Is it inflammatory?

    Also, I use lohan or Stevia Flakes as agave is highly processed.

    I lived in Tuscany for 20 years and have translated most of the authentic Tuscan recipes to glutne-free.

    Thanks for your wonderful site, The Gluten-Free Topanga Chef.

    • Sue Ann Gleason
      Sue Ann Gleason November 7, 2011 at 2:05 am #

      Hi Judith. Here’s a great article on the “health” benefits of chocolate: http://www.acu-cell.com/choc.html
      I like to sweeten my smoothies and puddings with frozen bananas, dates or high quality maple syrup. I don’t care for stevia but that’s just my personal palate. I agree, the jury is still out on agave, so, whenever possible, I’d opt for a more wholesome sweetener.

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