Saturday, August 4, 2012

Best of Both Worlds Chocolate Chia Pudding

Pin It Wouldn't it be awesome if you could boost your daily fiber and protein intake while eating dessert?!  I sure think so!  Chocolate Chia Pudding can do just that!  One serving of this pudding has about 11 grams of fiber and protein... can you believe it?!  That's a lot of fiber.  If you are not sure your body can handle all that fiber at once, you can try adding less chia seeds (warning: this will make the pudding a little thinner) or you can start with smaller servings sizes until your body adjusts.  Upping your fiber intake really fast can cause some issues in your digestive track...if you know what I mean... But if you are already used to a high fiber diet be my guest and dig in!

I'm sure you can make other variations to this recipe too.  I've probably already mentioned this, but I have this crazy disease that makes it really hard for me to follow recipes as written.  I can't help but sub a little something here or there, add a few secret ingredients, and change the measuring ratios.  Experimenting with different flavors is always fun too!  Cookies and creme pudding? Vanilla? Butterscotch? Peanut butter? Cookie dough? Peanut butter?  Yum. Yum. Yum. Yum. Yum.

1 cup Milk
1 packet Stevia
2-3 tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup Chia seeds

1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and process for about 5 minutes.  It should be starting to thicken.
2. Pour into a container and let sit in the fridge for a few hours.
3. Scoop into a bowl and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 180
Total Fat: 6.5 g
     Sat. Fat: 0 g
     Poly. Fat: 5 g
     Mono. Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 2.5 mg
Sodium: 65 mg
Potassium: 330 mg
Total Carbs: 19.5
     Dietary Fiber: 11 g (WOW!)
     Sugars: 6 g
Protein: 11.5 g
Vitamin A: 5%
Vitamin C: 1%
Calcium: 31%
Iron: 14%

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