Photo Credit: Derek Blanks

Photo Credit: Derek Blanks

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Chia Seed Love

Chia Seed Love

Hi My Food Lovers!

I recently discovered the beauty of chia seeds. By beauty, I mean the fact that they can be turned into desserts! I used them for my green smoothies or on salads and sometimes as an egg replacer. Outside of that, I knew nothing about this dessert world. Yesterday I took some time to create a recipe, and photograph my first attempt at making a chocolate chia seed pudding. The recipe can be found below!

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The Smitten Chef

 

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

PREP TIME: 15 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 15 MINS, PLUS OVERNIGHT FOR RESTING

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/4 cup Almond milk (Sweetened or unsweetened; your choice.)
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cacao powder
  • 2-4 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place all ingredients except for the sweetener into a mixing bowl. Whisk vigorously to combine the mixture.
  2. Cover mixture and let it rest in the refrigerator overnight or at least 2-4 hours. (The goal is to achieve a pudding-like consistency.)
  3. If using a blender, blend ingredients until smooth and creamy. Take the time to stop the blender and push the mixture off the sides and back down into the liquid if necessary.
  4. Serve chilled with desired toppings such as fruit, coconut flakes, or granola. (The one featured in the picture has sliced bananas, walnuts and caramelized flaxseed.)
  5. Leftovers keep in the refrigerator 2-3 days, though it is best when fresh.
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