I don’t know a woman who doesn’t love chocolate. For me, it’s totally one of those foods that I wish was calorie-free, fat-free and so good for me that I could sit on my couch eating an entire bar without it immediately going to my hips. Sorry guys, you might not be able to relate, but gals, you know what I’m talking about, right? Right…? Please tell me I’m not alone in this.
So when I create a recipe that is decadent, rich and totally full of chocolate, it’s usually gone in minutes. It’s hard to even leave it long enough to photograph. I managed with this one though, so don’t worry.
Today I’ve made you protein-packed Chocolate Chia Pudding. And it’s sweetened with just a hint of stevia. I feel like what I’m about to say is going make some of you roll your eyes, but I swear it’s true.
This is the world’s healthiest dessert. For reals.
Every ingredient in this dessert is a superfood. It’s fairly low in calories (especially in contrast to that slice of chocolate cake you’re considering), low in fat, high in protein, packed with nutrients and it’s freakin’ delicious!
I’m a huge fan of chia and I’ve seen lots of recipes for making chia pudding, but since it’s me, I decided to throw some cooked quinoa into the mix and it was awesome. It gave the pudding a little more body, that nutty flavor that I love, and with each bite I felt like the cooked quinoa was bursting in my mouth. It was glorious.
And seriously, I feel like this recipe is a dream. I knew it was super healthy, so the other night when I didn’t feel like cooking, I whipped up a green juice and pulled this chocolate chia pudding out of the fridge. Nutritious and delicious. And yes, now you can have chocolate for dinner 🙂
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons cooked quinoa
- 1 - 2 tablespoons raw cocoa powder (according to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon stevia (or more according to taste)
- ½ cup milk of choice (I used almond)
- ½ cup water
- Mix together all the ingredients, stirring until everything is combined and the cocoa powder is fully incorporated.
- Transfer to the fridge and let sit until fully gelled and thick, about 30 - 45 minutes.
- Remove from fridge and enjoy!
- It's as simple as that :)