Chocolate pudding for breakfast? Absolutely!
My raspberry chocolate Chia pudding is made with only four ingredients and garnished with your favorite toppings. It's a perfect no fuss healthy breakfast.
Chia seeds are a superfood high in fiber and rich in omega 3s, antioxidants and minerals. They keep you full for hours and and did I mention they are gluten-free.
Left to soak in liquid the seeds act as a pectin and thicken after several hours. Chia seeds are a great way to create a tasty pudding that's delicious and healthy with no guilt.
Even the kids had no idea they were eating something that was good for them. "Yum...this is chocolate pudding?"
This tapioca- like pudding is packed with protein and can be made easily in a few minutes and stored overnight for a hearty breakfast that is as easy as grabbing it out of the fridge.
For this recipe I picked up several individual servings of 100-calorie Greek yogurt. I chose raspberry because I love the flavors of chocolate and raspberries together.
And because I chose a flavored yogurt there was no need for any added sugar. It was perfectly sweetened.
The possibilities are endless when making Chia seed pudding. As long as you follow the simple ratio of 1/4 cup of Chia seeds to 1 cup of liquid you're in good shape.
Create your own pudding by using almond milk instead of milk. Switch up your sweeteners. Use honey, maple or agave syrup. I think fresh fruit adds the best kind of sweet flavor.
Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding
Serves 3. Total time: 12 hours
- 2 (5-ounce) containers raspberry flavored 100 – calorie Greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup Chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- Chocolate chips
Mix together the yogurt, milk, Chia seeds and cocoa powder in a bowl. Pour the mixture into small dessert bowls and refrigerate overnight.
Garnish each bowl with granola, raspberries and chocolate chips.