Sugarfree Help For the Chocolate Addict – Chocolate Chia Pudding

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Hola everyone!

You may be able to tell from the title, I am still going strong on my gut healing/detox diet (just started my 8th week today!).

In case you forgot, this diet includes absolutely no refined sugars. In fact, it really doesn’t allow for any sugars at all, except a very small amount of stevia and an occasional bit of coconut palm sugar – which I have only used once – in this pudding! However, last week I was having a bit of a struggle with wanting something a little more dessert like and remembered I had a couple bags of chia seeds and had not done anything with them yet, so I searched for a chia pudding recipe.

Oh happy day! I found a chocolate chia pudding recipe!! Unlike many people, I have hardly done anything with chia seeds except add them to my smoothie, but when we were in Berlin a couple months ago we got some blueberry chia pudding and it was pretty good, so I thought I would look for something like that. It was extra delightful to find find a chocolate one as I had never even thought of that!

I based the bulk of what I followed on a recipe I saw on the Minimalist Baker website (you can check it out further here), but did a couple modifications. She soaked her chia seeds overnight in Almond milk and suggested sweetening the pudding with maple syrup or dates, but because of the diet I am following, I did not want to do that. She also added some vanilla; I only had vanilla extract that is based in alcohol and I am avoiding that too due to the grain content in alcohol, so I left it out. Here is what I did:

Overnight Chocolate Chia Pudding

Add 1/3 cup chia seeds (I like this one) to 1 1/2 cups of water and let them soak in the fridge overnight.

Add 6 oz. full fat organic coconut milk (I like this one)

1/4 c. organic raw cacao powder (I like this one but I may try this one next time)

1/4 c. organic coconut palm sugar (I like this one but have also used this one) You could also use 5-9 organic dates or some organic maple syrup (I like this one)

1/2 tsp. organic cinnamon (I like this one)

1/4 tsp. pink Himalayan sea salt (I like this one)

Mix everything together and eat right away or save some, if you can.  : )

Next time I am going to try stirring in some chopped fresh mint leaves or possibly adding in a few crushed nuts, but it was definitely really yummy for everyone at our house.

I hope this recipe sounds tasty enough for you to give it a try and play with incorporating more and more non-refined sugar snack, desserts and recipes into the diet of you and your family. It is waaaaay better for you and you are so worth it!!!

Blessings to you and thank you for all the loving parenting you do; it makes a better world, one Sweetie at a time.

Hug attached,

Koolma  : )

Do you have any other yummy chia seed recipes you have tried?  Are there any other refined sugar-free foods you make for your family that you think are amazing?

We’d love to hear from you!  Please share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section so we can help each other; remember, we are all in this together!

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