If you’re like me, you want a treat in a hurry. This instant dairy free chocolate chia pudding is ready in a snap. Chia is a seed and some people have trouble digesting it, so just listen to your body. Chia is really cool to work with because it become a gel when combined with liquid. It is often used in many recipes as an egg substitute.
I don’t think it is a bioavailable source of omega-3’s because most people can not convert it to the active form from this (and most) plants. I would just use it from time to time for fun not as a staple food.
Instant Dairy Free Chocolate Chia Pudding
1 can full fat coconut milk (I like this one)
4 Tbsp organic chia (watch out for lesser quality versions)
4 Tbsp cacao powder
1/4 tsp stevia powder
or 2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
1/2 tsp gluten free vanilla extract
Mix the coconut milk and the cacao powder until dissolved.
Add the chia, vanilla,sweetener, and mix well.
Put it in the freezer for 10 minutes.
Eat and Enjoy.
Need some more egg free alternatives?
This new e-book has an excellent chart on how to substitute chia for eggs.
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She told me she feels better without eggs too. She wrote this great book to help others who may want to try an egg elimination or just want to have more variety in their breakfast routines. Some recipes you will find:
- Skillet scrambles with meats and veggies
- Easy no cook strawberry pudding
- Blueberry cobbler
- Bacon twists
- Breakfast pizza
- Pumpkin faux-meal
- Grain free granola
- Breakfast cookies
- Fruity smoothies
- Savory sausages
- Spaghetti squash hash browns
- Strawberry and blueberry crumble
- Apple sauce
- Stuffed mushrooms
- Zucchini soup
- Zucchini stuffed meat boats
- Chocolate smoothies
- Grits (my favorite!)
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She also gives a great chart about how to interchange sweeteners for gaps/paleo and low carb diets. This makes it easy use your choice of sweetener based on your diet. She also has a great chart on measurements for successful egg substitution.
Karen shows us where to source these great ingredients so we can order them from our couch.
She seems to have thought of everything: did I mention the awesome full page photos?
She also includes the nutrition info about each recipe.
Karen offers us ways to easily change up the recipe for more varied options.
She also has great step-by step tutorials for how to make chia eggs, cauliflower rice and more.
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Silver Price says
â€¢ Calcium: A serving of chia seeds (1Tbls) contains as much calcium as two cups of milk.
I usually make a protein shake at night to curb those late-night sweet cravings, but ever since I saw this post, I’ve been making this every single night. It’s FANTASTIC!!! Thank you so so much!!!
I made this pudding last night and packed it my lunch today for a training meeting. The snacks provided at this kind of meeting are usually a pitfall for me — today I was able to resist the coffeecake on offer because I knew I had chocolate pudding in my lunch (and some almonds to nibble on at the first break). Thanks for a great treat.
Kate @ Eat, Recycle, Repeat says
I’m really happy to hear that chia-seeds are paleo safe! This looks delicious & I can’t wait to try it, especially with all the hot weather we have now.
I know there is a difference between cacoa powder and cocoa powder. I only have cocoa powder-will it work for this recipe? It’s dutch pressed. Thank you!
Caitlin Weeks says
Yes it will work no problem. Just look for it when you use that one up.