This is one dessert that you can devour without guilt, even at breakfast. It’s 236 calories made up of fiber and protein-packed chia seeds and sweet dried strawberries. The rich, cocoa flavor makes it taste like a decadent treat that’s almost too good to be true.
Dried strawberries can be found in the snack aisle of most many grocery stores. We added them here for their crunchy texture. If you can’t find them, it’s fine to use fresh berries. Keep in mind that will change the nutritional profile of the recipe.
Total Time: 4 hr. 40 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 4 servings, about ⅔ cup each
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
½ cup chia seeds
6 Tbsp. organic unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
4 tsp. dried strawberries (or 4 Tbsp. chopped fresh strawberries)
1. Combine almond milk, chia seeds, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and extract in a large bowl; whisk vigorously for 2 minutes, or until cocoa powder is incorporated, and pudding is well blended.
2. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes; mix well. Refrigerate, covered, for 4 hours or overnight, mixing after 2 hours.
3. Divide evenly into four small serving bowls; top each serving with 1 tsp. dried strawberries.
Decadent. Right? 😉