Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

chocolate peanut butter chia pudding

Well chia seeds certainly got popular out of nowhere. Gone are the days when they are just displayed around silly pottery faces. These little seeds are quite the little powerhouse of nutrition providing fiber, antioxidants & heart healthy Omega 3 fatty acids. I decided to hop on the bandwagon to see what all the to do was about. Honestly I wasn’t floored by them at first but they grew on me once I started making the pudding. Well chia pudding is super simple to make. You just mix 3 tbsp of the seeds per cup of liquid, stir a few times and watch them expand to form a gelatinous pudding (especially if the liquid is creamy). If you use a milk (or nut milk) you will have to add a sweetener. I like to use vanilla almond milk because it is already lightly sweet. I can eat the stuff like it’s going out of style. Really. Who would have thought that I could have gotten so much gratification out of my life if I had stolen my friends grandmother’s plant and put the seeds in almond milk. The pudding will put you in the mind of tapioca pudding because it has a somewhat similar consistency. Trust me it is good stuff. Also be on the lookout for that fiber. It WILL clean your clock, and by clock I mean bowels. I feel like mine must have been sparkling shortly after. (TMI?) Anyway, here’s the recipe for this masterpiece:

Recipe:
2 cups of vanilla almond milk (or another milk)
1.5 tbsp cacao power
*Blend this up in a blender to make chocolate milk
Add
6 tbsp of chia seeds to your chocolate milk & let it sit for a minute. Stir. Let it sit for 5 minutes & stir again. Let it sit for 10 minutes and stir again.
Place container in the fridge and allow the chia seeds to expand and form the “pudding”.

In the morning I just spooned some of the chocolate chia pudding into a bowl. I melted 1 tbls of peanut butter in the microwave and spooned it into the center of the bowl. Added a few semi sweet chocolate chips and had an awesome dessert type breakfast. Honestly good stuff. I mean, who doesn’t appreciate a Reese’s cup flavor in a pudding? Give this recipe a try and let me know how you like it below in the comments. Did it work out for you? Was it yummy? Did it suck?

I like to get chia seeds in bulk because they go so fast and because it’s less expensive. Here are some nice priced choices:
Organic Chia Seeds- 2.5 lbs bag -> http://amzn.to/2y80VYX
Organic Chia Seeds- 5 lbs bag -> http://amzn.to/2y8qXLF

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