• Micah

Black Forest Chia Pudding

Updated: Apr 3

Making meals using pantry ingredients can seem confusing and down-right boring, but it doesn't have to be! Having a stocked pantry and freezer is key to making delicious, balanced and nutritious meals during uncertain and/or busy time. I always have a bag of chia seeds in my pantry to make quick and easy breakfasts, toss them into smoothies, make a vegan-egg replacements, or even sprinkle into salads. This Black Forest Chia Pudding is a great example of how you can make a delicious breakfast using what you have!


Are Chia Seeds Healthy?

Yes! Chia seeds pack a ton of benefits into their little seeds. They are a source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, phosphorous, manganese, and FIBER (looking for more info? check out my chia post here).


Chia seeds are able to absorb a TON of liquid, making them gel-like, perfect for making this easy stir and sit pudding, thickening up smoothies, or binding your egg-free bakes.


Will Chia Pudding Fill Me Up?

YES! Don't let these little seeds fool you. The high protein, fat, and fiber content of this chia seeds are what makes them so special. The combo of those three are the key to satisfaction (at least as far as hunger goes). Not to mention, I like to add a 1/2 scoop protein powder for a little something extra and a touch of sweetness.


This recipe is modelled after a dessert classic, and quite frankly, I ate this healthy black forest chia pudding as both breakfast AND dessert. No judgement.


Want some more breakfast inspo? Check out this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding


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Black Forest Chia Pudding

Author: Micah Siva

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes - overnight

Serves: 1


Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp chia seeds

  • 1/2 c (120ml) coconut milk (tinned)

  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 1/2 c frozen or fresh cherries, pitted and halved

  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs or chocolate chips

  • Optional: 1 scoop vanilla protein powder


Instructions

  1. Combine chia seeds, coconut milk, maple syrup and vanilla (and protein powder, if using). stirring until there are no more clumps. Leave for 2-3 minutes, and stir again, removing clumps.

  2. Cover, and refrigerate, letting sit for at least 30 minutes.

  3. When set, divide into 2 bowls. Add cocoa to one half of the chia mixture.

  4. Layer vanilla and chocolate chia puddings, top with cherries and cocoa nibs.




Keywords: chia pudding, black forest cake, frozen cherries, chia seeds, healthy breakfast, vegan breakfast


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