Chocolate Chia Pudding

Stacey DeeringBy Stacey Deering, RHN  ,   , ,

January 30, 2014

This pudding is a perfect 'treat' to alleviate a chocolate craving. Dairy free, refined sugar free, full of plant based protein, omega 3 fatty acids and fiber this pudding can be eaten for dessert, breakfast or a snack. Cinnamon is helpful in controlling blood sugar and a pinch of cayenne pepper will give your metabolism a boost. Lucuma powder is a low glycemic sweetener that will not increase blood sugar levels.

  • Yields: 2 - 4 Servings


1¼ cups coconut or almond milk (or a combination of both)

¼ cup chia seeds

2 tablespoons raw cacao powder

½ teaspoon cinnamon

pinch of cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon lucuma powder

1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon sea salt


Toasted coconut flakes

Cacao nibs

Good quality coarse sea salt


1Heat the milk in a small saucepan until warm. Stir in the chia, cacao powder, cinnamon, lucuma powder, pure maple syrup and sea salt.

2Heat the chia pudding until thick and creamy, approximately 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.

3Meanwhile toast the coconut flakes in a dry skillet over low heat until lightly browned and fragrant. Divide the pudding into servings bowls and top with coconut flakes, cacao nibs and a pinch of course sea salt.