Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

My curiosity about the use of chia seed as a thickener lead me to this experiment.  Though not my first choice for dessert, it is an alternative to traditional pudding, without dairy or gluten.  I ground the chia seeds, as I don't care for the look of the whole seeds in a pudding, but you could leave them whole if that is your preference.  This is unusual, but worth a try if you're looking for a healthy dessert option. Serves 2

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

3 Tablespoons honey

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

2 Tablespoons cocoa powder

3 Tablespoons chia seeds, ground fine(I used a spice grinder)

pinch of salt

Place milk, honey, vanilla, and cocoa powder in the blender and blend on high until completely smooth.  Add the chia seeds and salt and blend for about one minute.

Pour into individual serving glasses or a serving bowl.  Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.  Garnish with chocolate or white chocolate curls or shavings.

Consume within 2 days.

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