Cherry Cocoa Chia Pudding (Dairy- and Gluten-Free)

Need a sweet treat for your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Eating healthy doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself, or your loved ones. Here is one of my favorite recipes for a Cherry Cocoa Chia Pudding that is so simple yet tastes decadent! Share with loved one post dinner, use for a quick breakfast for your children, or recover post work out with this dish. You can whip this together in about 3 minutes then set aside until you’re ready to nosh!

What’s the kitchen cure? Chia seeds! They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and provide a lot of fiber.

Need a sweet treat for your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Eating healthy doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself, or your loved ones. Here is one of my favorite recipes for a Cherry Cocoa Chia Pudding that is so simple yet tastes decadent! Share with loved one post dinner, use for a quick breakfast for your children, or recover post work out with this dish. You can whip this together in about 3 minutes then set aside until you’re ready to nosh!

What’s the kitchen cure? Chia seeds! They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and provide a lot of fiber.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds, stir into milk to coat seeds
  • 2 T honey
  • 2 T sugar (optional)
  • 8 – 10 whole cherries (chopped if you prefer!)
  • 1 t of cocoa powder (or to taste)
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/8 cup of dark chocolate chips

Recipe

Starting with the almond milk, add each ingredient to a bowl, and mix with each addition (leaving the chocolate chips for garnish). Stir everything together until cocoa powder dissolves in mixture. If you’re using this for a breakfast treat or a post-work out meal, you may want to skip the added sugar. When it’s mixed well, sprinkle your chocolate chips on top and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. The chia seeds will congeal with the ingredients to create a yummy, but healthy pudding that your family will love.

By | 2016-08-08T22:19:16+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Recipes|