Chocolate for breakfast? Yes, I admit sometimes I enjoy this Chocolate Coconut Chia Seed Pudding for breakfast. It seems so decadent, but is actually quite healthy and keeps me satisfied until lunch.
After a little trial and error experimentation, I discovered that chocolate chia pudding can be like a vegan chocolate mousse. Only this chocolate mousse contains healthy super foods such as chia seeds, raw cacao nibs, coconut milk, etc. It is delicious served with fresh fruit or nuts.
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The recipe is easy and involves no cooking. It does require a little advance planning though as the first stage takes a few hours (I start my Chia pudding the night before).
I used Aztec Gold Chia Seeds to make this tasty and nutritious pudding. I have previously used chia seeds in fruit smoothies, but they are surprisingly versatile. The seed can absorb around 10 times its size in liquid. This allows the crunchy seed to take on a texture similar to a grain of tapioca. I will share a little more information about chia seeds after the recipe…
Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding Recipe:
Note: the Goldilocks ratio for an overnight chia pudding seems to be 1/4 chia seed to 3/4 liquid. When I tried more, it turned out fine but the seed was swimming in liquid. When I tried less the pudding was too dry. Of course, your miles may vary as it is a matter of preference!
Images From The Preparation Process:
Serving Suggestions: Smooth Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding:
This pudding is fantastic with fresh or frozen fruit such as strawberries, cherries, blueberries or really anything that tastes nice with chocolate. What doesn’t taste wonderful with chocolate? It is also great with nuts.
I also top the pudding with raw unsweetened cacao nibs and unsweetened shredded coconut. The cacao nibs are bitter, but they have a strong chocolate scent. When included in a bite along with the chia pudding and coconut the nibs taste like a semi-sweet dark chocolate. They do add a little crunch.
About Aztec Gold Chia Seeds:
Aztec Gold describes chia seeds as an ancient “super food” that was originally cultivated by the Aztecs. Chia seeds are rich in nutrients, complete proteins, and B-Complex vitamins.
Other benefits of Aztec Gold Chia Seeds:
- Great, mild and nutty taste
- Vegan-friendly (some use a chia seed gel as an egg substitute)
- Naturally high in fiber
- High in protein
- Contains Omega 3 & 6 Essential Fatty Acids
- A non-GMO food
- No preservatives or additives
- Rich in Antioxidants
- Certified Kosher
For more information or to purchase the featured chia seeds, visit: Aztec Gold Chia Seeds
Where To Purchase the Cacao Powder and Nibs:
I used Viva Labs Organic Cacao Powder and Raw Cacao Nibs. I recently received both of these products for review, but I like them so much I have been trying them in a variety of recipes. Both are available on Amazon: