Chocolate Chia Pudding

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This year, I have decided to put less pressure on myself as far as blogging is concerned. Even though I still have loads in my drafts to complete, I am going to take it light. I have been wanting to do so since last year but it hasn’t happened. But this year, I am really going to concentrate on one post at a time and make it easy for me, so that I don’t loose the charm of blogging and can sustain my interest as much as I can. Let’s wait and watch out… 🙂

 

I am starting off with the Blogging Marathon #84 and the theme I chose was “New Year Challenges”. I am not a person who makes resolutions nor do I lecture anybody to do it too! If you are resolved at doing something, it is not necessary it needs to start with the new year, it can start anytime of the year! But I still took the theme since it gives me a little push to actually think of it. I have started my journey to weight loss and clean eating end of April last year, but if you ask me how it has been so far, it has been OK. I haven’t been able to totally get off the wrong types of food from my diet but a little bit of resolve has definitely come in. I am sincerely hoping that I will be able to straighten myself up and fasten the pace a little bit! Hehe… So for the NYC, I decided to choose three healthy overnight breakfasts. We don’t need to mention how important a complete breakfast is for the whole day ahead. When I am not having boiled eggs, I just mix up something that can be done overnight, dumped into the fridge, and then just pushed into my bag in the morning, as I start my run to the office.

 

The first one I am sharing is Chocolate Chia Pudding, which is vegan. Chocolate is love for me so I would rate this as my favorite chia pudding. There is nothing fancy in this recipe… only thing I do is to cook the cocoa powder to remove the raw taste, and then go on to soak the chia overnight, so that I have a pick-and-go breakfast ready in the morning. Chia actually makes me a bit queasy so I have it for breakfast when I really feel like I want to have it. Love chia puddings? Here are some more on the blog – the basic one topped with some mangoes and another spiked with some Biscoff… Off to the recipe…

 

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4.5 from 2 votes

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 1
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • Berries to top

Instructions

  • Whisk the cocoa powder into the almond milk and bring the mixture to heat. Do not boil, just simmer and cook till the cocoa powder is fully dissolved. This is just to avoid the raw taste of cocoa powder.
  • Switch off and add the sugar and vanilla extract. Allow it to cool.
  • Put the chia seeds into a container and pour the cooled cocoa milk on top of it. Give it a good whisk and keep overnight in the fridge for puffing up.
  • Top with berries and serve for breakfast!

 

Check out the Blogging Marathon page to see what the other Blogging Marathoners are doing this BM#84

 

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  1. Very interesting dish Rafeeda. Must have been so sinful. While I did have a different thought process when I thought of this theme, you have given a good twist to it..:)

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      OK, now I would really like to know what you were expecting from this challenge… I was trying to think in so many ways, ended up thinking this way… hehe… Thanks a lot Valli…

  2. Wow.. Looks really healthy

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Pankti…

  3. My thoughts too say Everyday is a new year ! One needs will power and then maintain it . I worked hard on clean eating for 8 months , but now taking a break ! This vegan dessert is pulling me back to good habits . It looks sinful and gorgeous .

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      That is so true… I am still not eating as healthy as I would have wished for, but trying constantly with not much success… Thank you so much Vaishali…

  4. Even i dont make resolutions,i wont keep them as well. Chocolate chia pudding looks absolutely too delicious. Absolutely am in love with this vegan dessert.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priyakka…

  5. Vegan, healthy and so delicious!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Angie…

  6. Looks so creamy and nice way to treat your chocolate cravings

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Veena…

  7. Yummy creamy n guilt free. I love this pudding

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Archana…

  8. 4 stars
    Good one rafee. I used to have Chia pudding when I did clean eating as well. Love the taste of it.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I have it once in a while, now after seeing this, I feel I must make some for me for tomorrow… hehe… thanks a lot Febina…

  9. I have a pack of chia seed untouched for long time in my pantry , it looks so perfect to try !!! Looks so creamy and delicious

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sandhiya…

  10. I totally agree with you regarding the resolutions for new year. This pudding sounds so yumm but I doubt I can handle chocolate in the morning. But my little might 🙂

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Harini… 🙂

  11. this is a great breakfast or snack when you are on weighloss track. I count on this when I crave for any sweet. easy to make, fuller stomach, what else you need :))))))))))

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priya… 🙂

  12. Simple, healthy and delicious. 🙂 Nice recipe.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Nisha…

  13. Sweets babes , I have to start a separate blog to try out all the bookmarked recipe from your space Ma. No words! ❤️ ❤️

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Tuma… you are really sweet! 🙂

  14. 5 stars
    I love all creamy like desserts from puddings to ice cream this looks awesome

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Mir…

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