Chocolate Chia Pudding with Raspberries [vegan]

Chia seeds are so healthy that we should eat them every day. And is there a better way than to start your day with a delicious and healthy chocolate pudding?
By 6 years ago

 

Chia Pudding – an Excellent Source of Dietary Fiber Thanks to Its Main Ingredient

 

As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, chia is still a novelty ingredient for me, and I am fascinated by it! It is almost difficult to believe that so much goodness can hide in such tiny seeds.

Dietary fibre is one of them, and since 34% of chia is dietary fibre, it makes it one of the best sources in the world.

All types of plant food include dietary fibre – components that our body cannot absorb or digest, so they go through our digestive system almost intact.

And what it means to us, is that high fibre food, in general, has fewer calories for the same volume as other types of food. This obviously helps maintain a healthy weight.

Based on dissolving (or not) in water, there are 2 types of fibre: soluble and insoluble. Chia seeds are an excellent source of soluble fibre which is very beneficial to us because:

  • it reduces the risk of heart diseases by helping to lower blood cholesterol and
  • it reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by slowing down the absorption of sugar.

Adults should daily consume 20-35g of dietary fibre. If we consider having recommended 2 tablespoons of chia seeds (25-30g) per day, that tiny amount will provide us with approx. 40% of recommended daily intake of fibre in one go!

 

Chia Pudding – Extremely Easy and Healthy Breakfast or Dessert

Since chia is so beneficial to our health then why not start a day with a delicious Chia Pudding for breakfast? And when you find out how easy it is to prepare, you will be making it a few times per week, I am sure!

You will basically have to put the chia seeds into a small bowl with the almond milk, stir well with a fork and put in a fridge for min. 1.5 hours. If possible, stir it again after 15 min.

You could also prepare this Chia Pudding in the evening and leave it in the fridge overnight. Then, in the morning you will only have to stir in the cacao and maple syrup and add the mashed raspberries.

Or, to make it even easier, you can do all of it in the evening. And in the morning only take your Chia Pudding out from the fridge and enjoy it because it is so delicious!

In truth is so good, you could also serve it as a dessert.

 

 

Chocolate Chia Pudding with Raspberries [vegan]

Agnieszka Weiner
A healthy recipe for a chocolate dish that can be served for breakfast or as a dessert.
Prep Time 10 mins
Waiting Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 1 people
Calories 267 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 125 ml almond milk
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp cacao powder
  • 4 tsp maple syrup
  • 100 g raspberries

Instructions
 

  • Pour the chia seeds into a small bowl with the almond milk, stir well with a fork and put in a fridge for min. 1.5 hours or overnight. If possible, stir again after 15 min.
  • Add the cocoa powder and 2 tsp of the maple syrup to the chia and stir well.
  • Liquidize or mash the raspberries with 2 tsp of maple syrup.
  • Serve layers of chocolate chia and raspberries in a glass.

Nutrition

Serving: 1portionCalories: 267kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 6gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 170mgPotassium: 329mgFiber: 16gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 46IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 361mgIron: 3mg
Keyword chia pudding
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