Creamy Chocolate Chia Pudding
If you’re like me, you’ve tried to like chia pudding but just…don’t. I’d like it to taste more like regular pudding, with a firmer texture to match! But regular pudding is lacking in nutrition, and can be high in sugar and sodium. Try my version, which has all of the fiber and protein that chia seeds provide, but with a creamier, firmer texture and richer taste from regular pudding mix.
1 cup unsweetened almond milk, or your preferred dairy or non-dairy milk
3 Tablespoons chia seeds
1 ½ Tablespoons dry pudding mix*
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Pour the milk into a small bowl. Add the chia seeds, dry pudding mix and vanilla and whisk together for 15-30 seconds. Pour into 2 dessert cups and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. Makes 2 servings.
Nutrition Information: 135 calories, 6 grams fat (<1 gram saturated fat), 20 grams carbohydrate (5 grams fiber), 3 grams protein, 160 milligrams sodium
*I used chocolate fudge pudding mix; you may substitute sugar-free pudding mix to reduce the calories and carbohydrate; save any leftover dry mix for another time!