Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe

March 30, 2024 12 Comments

This chocolate chia pudding recipe is for those people who LOVE jello pudding but need a healthier alternative.

A tablespoon of chia seeds has more calcium than a glass of milk, more Omega-3 than salmon and more antioxidants than blueberries!! Take that jelly!

I think this is one of those wonderful, sneaky recipes that can fool people into thinking it’s super decadent when it’s not.

I decided to try the chocolate pudding because who doesn’t love pudding? Chia seeds are great as a thickening agent, so you don’t need to cook the milk to get the right pudding consistency.

Since I started eating chia seeds, I read a wonderful book about running, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall (see below). In it, the Tarahumara Indians run hundreds of kilometers fed on chia seeds (as well as corn and other foods).

I also love using chia seeds in my chia seed overnight oats as it makes the mixture thick and creamy.

You can find chia seeds in the natural foods section of your grocery store, and they’re not cheap—a small bag cost me $7. Any seed product has a high price because it is very difficult to harvest. Think of them as an investment in your health.

When I first made this I didn’t have a powerful blender and it was a little grainy. Now that I have a Blendtec (a Vitamix would work too), it comes out PERFECT and my teenagers eat it. When I used the high power blender, it was instantly thick (no need to wait to eat it!)

Have you tried chocolate chia pudding? What do you think about that? Do you like chia seeds?

Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe

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Makes 4 – ¼ cup puddings

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3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons of brown sugar
¼ cup chia seeds
1 cup of milk (anything you like almond, soy, etc. – I used 2% cow’s milk)


Blend the cocoa powder, sugar, chia seeds and milk in a blender for 5 minutes until the chia seeds are pulverized. Pour into small molds and place in the refrigerator.

Cool or eat at room temperature.

nutritional information

94 calories, 4.3 grams fat, 1.3 grams saturated fat, 14.8 grams carbohydrates, 9.4 grams sugar, 4.2 grams protein, 3.7 grams fiber, 31mg sodium, 4 green, 4 blue, 4 purple WW SmartPts

Point values ​​are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for informational purposes only. See all Snack Girl recipes

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