Creamy Cacao Chia Pudding (Antioxidant-Rich)

avatarJennafer Ashley

Forget waiting overnight, this chia pudding is a creamy treat you can enjoy in just 30 minutes!

Satisfy your chocolate cravings with this three-step pudding, rich in nutritious ingredients. Along with being dairy-free and low in sugar, it’s a simple dessert you can make using a blender. Plus, it makes for easy cleanup when you’re done.

For this recipe, we use chia seeds to increase healthy fats, protein, and minerals to help keep you satisfied for hours. When added to liquid (in this case, almond milk), they magically plump up and absorb the extra moisture needed to expand. The longer the chia seeds soak, the thicker the pudding becomes.

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Cacao powder lends a rich chocolatey flavor to this pudding, while amping up heart-healthy antioxidants to help boost your mood. (1) For extra sweetness, we add in a bit of pure maple syrup to compliment the vanilla.

To get started, combine the chia seeds, almond milk, cacao powder, maple syrup, and vanilla into a blender. Pulse on high for 15 seconds or until the mixture is smooth. Distribute the pudding evenly into two serving jars and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

When you’re ready to serve, sprinkle with cacao nibs and enjoy! You can also add in other toppings like sliced berries, shaved coconut, or chopped nuts for extra fun.

Jennafer Ashley


Total time:35 mins

Inactive Time:30 mins 30 minutes

Prep Time: 5 mins 5 minutes

Creamy Cacao Chia Pudding

Recipe by:author Jennafer Ashley

Forget waiting overnight, this chia pudding is a creamy treat you can enjoy in just 30 minutes.



Looking for Paleo ingredients? Here are a few we’d recommend:
Raw cacao powder (Healthworks)
Chia seeds (Viva Naturals)
Vanilla extract (Frontier)
Cacao nibs (TAZA chocolate)


(You’ll Also Love: Golden Milk Chia Seed Pudding)

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