Chia seeds absorb incredible amounts of liquid, which creates a gelatinous pudding consistency. These tiny seeds contain lots of omega 3 fatty acids, protein, fibre and minerals and therefore make a healthy addition to any diet. I eat small amounts of chia seeds almost every day to make my breakfasts more filling and to give my body essential fatty acids. Other plant-based sources of omega 3 are walnuts, hemp seeds and flaxseed oil, all of which I try to incorporate into my diet often. But I must say that chocolate pudding is the most delicious choice!
Chocolate Chia Pudding
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup non-dairy milk
1/5 tsp real vanilla powder/vanilla seeds
1 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tsp maple syrup or coconut syrup
Place all the ingredients in a glass jar. Put the lid on and give it a good shake. Leave for a couple of minutes and then shake the jar again. Then place the jar in the fridge and let the pudding sit for a few hours or over night. Pour the pudding into a bowl or a beautiful glass and top with berries or chopped fruits.