Thursday, January 21, 2016

Coconut Chia Seed Chocolate Pudding

Coconut was one of the big trends I spotted this year at the San Francisco Winter Fancy Food Show. I was planning on posting about Chia Seeds and Chocolate, and this Coconut Chia Seed Chocolate Pudding includes coconut, so here you go. Recipe from Nicky at Little Family Adventure, and reprinted with permission from ChosenFoods. This is a healthy, delicious treat for breakfast or evening!

O.K. you may be wondering what exactly Chia Seeds are. Chia seeds are one of nature’s rare, perfect, superfoods. Coveted by ancient Aztec warriors, chia seeds are said to deliver incredible energy, life giving nutrients and essential fatty acids. There are many health benefits of chia seeds including that they are a complete vegan source of protein, have 50% more omega-3 than flax seeds, and 5g of filling fiber per serving. Chia seeds are great in both sweet and savory dishes; they can be sprinkled on top of yogurt or salad, added to smoothies, baked into bread, used as a natural thickener for soups and sauces, and even used to replace eggs and oil in baked dishes. It's a very versatile food.  Learn more about Chia Seeds at ChosenFoods.


1 cup coconut milk
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
3 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp Madagascar vanilla extract
3 Tbsp coconut, shredded or flake
4 Tbsp Chosen Foods Chia Seeds

In blender or food processor, combine coconut milk, cocoa, maple syrup, vanilla, and dried coconut. Blend until well combined. Add Chosen Foods chia seeds to blender and pulse to combine.
Pour into 2 pint sized containers. Sprinkle with shredded or flaked coconut.
Refrigerate overnight or until pudding reaches the desired consistency!

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