Strawberry, Chocolate and Roasted Pistachio Chia Seed Pudding

How is everyone’s New Years Resolutions going? Still holding strong?

Strawberry,-Chocolate-and-Roasted-Pistachio-Chia-Pudding-3As if my last post with ‘healthy’ Coconut Cookies wasn’t enough, lets take another break for one more sweet treat. Since I don’t really do ‘diets’, rather, I strive to live a well balanced lifestyle.  So I often try to incorporate ‘small’ ways to improve my healthy lifestyle.  Among the typical ‘eat more fruits and veggies’, adding more superfoods is at the top of my list.

Strawberry,-Chocolate-and-Roasted-Pistachio-Chia-PuddingChia seeds came in the spotlight last year and have been a pantry favorite of mine for quite some time. They are nutritional power houses with their large doses of fiber, antioxidants, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. They can be added to nearly anything for some crunch.

This week I took it up a notch and added chia seeds to make a delicious snack (or dessert if you wish).  I feel like pudding is a love or hate relationship. Well, thankfully I am on the love it side.  Let’s go back a few years (ok, more than a few…) to grade school lunches. Opening every lunch slowly to unveil my snacks and all their glory. One I would hope for every day, was Oreo Pudding Snacks. You remember the ones with the chocolate and vanilla layers? Oh yes. Love. Love. Love. Well lately, I try to limit the amount of processed foods I consume, so I experimented in the kitchen to create my own snack packs.   

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Chia seeds can be eaten raw, similar to chopped nuts on top of a salad. Then if you add them to liquid, they gel up and absorbing some of the liquid.  The possibilities are endless of liquids you can add them too! I started off simple with adding them to almond milk, cocoa powder, Greek yogurt for an added protein boost (which can be left out for dairy free) and stevia for sweetness. Not only are these tasty snacks and desserts, they make delicious, make ahead breakfasts.

Strawberry,-Chocolate-and-Roasted-Pistachio-Chia-Pudding-2You may need to guard these, as everyone may want to trade for your snack pack.

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Strawberry, Chocolate and Roasted Pistachio Chia Seed Pudding
 
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This simple, make ahead pudding is sweet, crunchy and creamy that you can enjoy for a snack, dessert or breakfast!
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • Vanilla Creme Stevia, to taste (Or sweetener of choice)
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • 1½ cup sliced strawberries
  • ½ cup chopped pistachios
Instructions
For the Pudding:
  1. In a blender, combine milk, cocoa powder, Greek yogurt and stevia. Transfer mixture to a container. Stir in chia seeds. Cover and let refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours. Stir again before serving.
  2. Once ready to serve, divide pudding into 4 small bowls. Layer with sliced strawberries and chopped pistachios. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips if desired!

Comments

    • says

      Surprisingly, you can’t really taste the greek yogurt; just adds to the creaminess. And there is definitely lots of texture and flavors gonna on here :)

    • says

      Oh goodness….thank you for pointing that out! It is 1/2 cup chia seeds. Can I blame in on bride brain?! It is a perfect make ahead snack for work! Hope you enjoy it!

      • Brenna says

        Thank you so much! I was going to wing it and use a 1/4 cup so I’m glad you got back to me so quickly :) just sitting here staring at the pics and salivating. Can’t wait to try!

  1. says

    These look absolutely divine! I love chia seed pudding and your recipe sounds just lovely, with no added nasty ingredients :) I’ve just come across your blog on Tasteologie and I’m so glad because your recipes all look beautiful – Niki x

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