VALENTINE’S CHOCOLATE CHIA SEED PUDDING

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VALENTINE’S CHOCOLATE CHIA SEED PUDDING

written by @juliarecipes

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Chia pudding, as you already observed, is my new obsession! Why? Let me explain you why. As i am loving sweet treats and mostly with smooth texture, like cheesecake, creme brule or simple pana cota, I need to be careful, how much sugar or how much calories I get from these treats.

 

Already treats are meant to be something special, not to be served often or not to be abused. Meaning I can’t get all those treats every day, when speaking of caloric cheesecake or creme brule. So I have read a lot about chia and how many great nutrients it has and is low on calories. So chia pudding has become my second best friend, when it comes to daily treats.

 

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1 cup of chia pudding with unsweetened almond milk and little sweetness from maple syrup has around 150 calories, 5g of protein, 3g carbs and 10 g of fat. If you take a slice of cheesecake, it might go up to 450 calories,  46 g of carbs and  33 g of fat. What a difference right?This was just an example of daily consumption of sweet treats like cheesecake. I presume, you don’t demolish a slice of cheesecake a day, but just a though.

 

And this recipe is for Valentine’s chocolate chia seed pudding, so obviously, it will have slightly higher amount of calories, but still I am keeping it within the limit of 200 – 250 calories per portion. My jars are also slightly smaller, then usual cup, specially used for snack portions. My little jar is about 150 ml or 1/2 cup.

 

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This chocolate chia seed pudding is  made from my base recipe  , which contains 1/4 cup of chia seeds, 1 cup almond milk, 1 tsp maple syrup. And I am adding melted dark chocolate and I am topping it with greek yogurt, which contains quiet good amount of protein, so you will be fulfilled. Little raspberry or any small heart cookies for decoration are optional.

 

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RECIPE

VALENTINE’S CHOCOLATE CHIA SEED PUDDING

Preparation time: 30 minutes ⭐chilling time: 2 hours / better overnight⭐ servings: 2 servings 

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup dark or milk chocolate
  • 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
  • fresh raspberries for decoration
  • your favorite heart cookies

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Combine the chia seeds, almond milk and maple syrup together in airtight container. Whisk until well combined.
  2. Cover the container and place it in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight to firm up.
  3. Melt dark chocolate in microwave and mix it with into the chia seed pudding mixture.
  4. Into 2 cups ; layer chia pudding up to three quarters of the glass, then add few spoons of Greek yogurt.
  5. Top with raspberries, mint leaf and few heart cookies.

Happy Valentine’s day! Julia xoxo!

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