First, let me be the first to say, but wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. My kids ate chia. By five year old, ate chia. Wow. Wow. My two year old, ate chia. Wow. Wow. My husband ate Chia.
As you can tell, I’m completely and utterly blown away by this. One thing, my eldest son is literally the pickiest eater. He never used to be, but as he got older, yea, pickier than even my brother was, and he was the epitome of picky. Regardless, my little fast food addict is slowly reforming, and starting to enjoy, as he calls it ‘ slow food’. And my husband, well, he said he thought chia seeds were what you grew on those chia pet things from the 1990s. I’m not sure they are the same thing, possibly, who knows.
What matters is that they ate this yummy, easy to make dessert, that is chock full of healthy fiber and protein.
So here we go…
Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfaits
For the Pudding:
2 1/2 cups of unsweetened almond milk (you can use coconut milk, or vanilla flavoured almond milk)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Sweetener – to taste
1/2 cup Chia Seeds
1/4 Tsp vanilla (optional and to taste.) * Sometimes I use almond extract…
For the Whip Cream:
Heavy Cream (however much you want)
Sweetener to taste (optional)
Vanilla (Adding vanilla turns regular whip cream into Chantilly cream. Just a little fact)
- Mix almond milk, cocoa and sweetener in a dish. Mix well.
- Add chia seeds and mix. Mix every five minutes for fifteen minutes.
- Refrigerate, and let sit for at least one hour. The longer you let the chia seeds sit in the liquid, the more they absorb, the larger the become, and the creamier your pudding will be.
- Whip Cream.
- Remove chia pudding from fridge and mix. You can use an immersion blender if you would like to make it smoother. Personally, I like the little chia beads (think tapioca consistency).
- Layer chia pudding and whip cream in bowl. Enjoy.
The pudding recipe makes 4 servings, however, with the whip cream, I tend to get at least six out of a batch. You can totally enjoy the pudding on it’s own without the added fat of the cream. Totally up to you!
Try with whip cream. Trust me. Oh, and you are welcome.