Chocolate Chia Pudding

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Did you know?

Chia seeds have:

  • more omega-3s than salmon
  • more calcium than milk
  • more iron than spinach
  • more fiber than flax seeds
  • more potassium than bananas
  • more antioxidants than blueberries!

Chia seeds are tiny nutritional powerhouses with lots of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. What also makes them so amazing is you don’t even have to cook them! Just add about a half-cup of warm water to a quarter cup of chia and let them sit.  They’ll naturally thicken into a gel-like porridge in about 5 minutes.

This Chocolate Chia pudding recipe would serve as your healthy-fat snack on Phase 3 of the Fast Metabolism Diet.

Chocolate_Chia_Pudding2Prep time: 5 minutes | Total time: Overnight (includes chilling time)

Serves 2

Phase 3

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid stevia (or to taste)
  • Raw cacao nibs for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. In a measuring cup or bowl, whisk together the almond milk, chia seeds, and cacao powder until all lumps are gone.
  2. Whisk in the stevia to taste.
  3. Pour the mixture into individual serving dishes (or leave it all in one bowl), and refrigerate overnight until the pudding is set.
  4. Serve chilled, garnished with cacao nibs if you like.

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