Chocolate Chai Spiced Chia Pudding {Gluten Free – Dairy Free – Paleo Friendly}

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If you’re looking for an all natural, deliciously simple, decadent, rich, creamy, dreamy, velvety smooth, seriously chocolaty, perfectly spiced, secretly healthy treat that’s decadent enough to be enjoyed as a cheeky little, late night indulgence, yet healthy enough to serve for breakfast then look no further my friend, I have just what you need.

Chocolate chai spiced chia pudding!!!!!

Try saying that 10 times fast?!

I don’t know if it’s because the weather is getting cooler as we head into winter here in Sydney but, for some reason I find myself seriously craving all things chai!

I just can’t seem to get enough.

So in an attempt to satisfy my never ending craving for chai (and chocolate) I thought I would make myself a delicious little pudding cup.

Because who doesn’t love a good pudding cup (and chocolate) am I right?!

And, ummmm, you guys . . .

Best idea, ever!

This chocolate chai spiced chia pudding is seriously, incredible!

It’s decadent, rich, subtly sweet, deliciously indulgent and seriously chocolatey with the perfect hum of chai inspired spices.

So, SO good!

And, you know what makes it even better?!

The fact that it also happens to be seriously (and I mean S E R I O U S L Y ) good for you!

It’s made with no refined flours or sugars, sweetened naturally with just a splash of vanilla and those chai inspired spices.

Also, because I’ve used coconut yogurt and vanilla almond milk in our base it also happens to be 100% dairy free, vegan, gluten free and paleo friendly!

And then there’s all those incredible health benefits that those cheeky little chia seeds bring to the party – It’s rich in antioxidants, packed with protein, high in calcium, fiber, magnesium and those all important omega 3’s!

Super-food say whaaaaatttt?!

So much to love I tell you and love it you will!

This pudding would make the perfect little, deliciously indulgent, late night dessert but, it’s also light enough to enjoy for breakfast especially if you serve it with some coconut yogurt, a sprinkling of this cranberry and coconut {grain free} granola and a giant vat cup of coffee, of course.

Chocolate pudding for breakfast = winning!!!

It also makes a killer post workout (or anytime) snack.

I mean would you just look at it?!

Swoon!!

Those of you who have been following along for a while now may recall that I have some weird, texture issues with straight up chia pudding. Same goes for porridge/oatmeal.  As much as I want to, I just can’t do it which is why I always end up blending it. That way it gets thick, creamy, velvety smooth and all kinds of delicious! Texture issues be gone baby!

So, if you don’t have the same texture issues that I do you can go ahead and skip the blending stage. It’s totally up to you, 100% your call. Blending it doesn’t change the flavor of our pudding so go ahead and do what you feel, just promise me you’ll make it, and soon, OK?!

All natural, quick and easy, creamy, dreamy, velvety smooth, decadent and rich, seriously chocolaty, perfectly spiced, secretly healthy chocolate chai spiced chia pudding . . .

Make it. Eat it. Love, love, love it.

Chocolate Chai Spiced Chia Pudding
{Vegan, Dairy Free & Paleo Friendly
Makes approx 2 serves of all natural, thick and creamy, decadent, rich, velvety smooth,  seriously chocolatey, secretly healthy, perfectly spiced chia pudding

Ingredients –

1/4 cup of coconut yogurt (or Greek style yogurt)

1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)

3 Tablespoons of  chia seeds

1 Tablespoon of cacao

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or 4-6 drops of Vanilla Cream Stevia – I use Sweet Leaf Stevia

1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1 pinch of nutmeg –  I used 1/2 of my 1/8th teaspoon

1 pinch of cardamom –  I used 1/2 of my 1/8th teaspoon

1 pinch of cloves –  I used 1/2 of my 1/8th teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon of espresso – optional

A pinch of salt

Optional but recommended for serving;

1 teaspoon of shredded dark chocolate  (or cacao nibs)

Coconut yogurt (or yogurt of choice)

Chia seeds

Method –

1 – Place all pudding ingredients into a small bowl or jug and stir to combine.

2 – Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, (or overnight). Make sure you go and give it a little stir every now and again to remove any lumps and just to make sure those cheeky little chia seeds haven’t settled at the bottom of the bowl.

3 – Once your pudding is nice and thick, place the mixture into your food processor or blender and process until smooth and creamy. If you don’t have texture issues like me you can skip this step and simply stir and serve as is.

Taste and adjust sweetness if necessary, you could add a little maple syrup, honey or some extra stevia/vanilla if you like your pudding on the sweeter side.

4 – Pour your pudding mixture into cute little cups or bowls and place it back in the fridge for at least 30 minutes chill and re-set before serving (it gets a little warm and the consistency thins out with the friction created while blending).

6 – To serve, top with coconut yogurt (or yogurt of choice),if using, sprinkle with chocolate (or cacao nibs) and some extra cheeky chia seeds if desired.

Enjoy xoxo

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Question of the day –

Are you a fellow chia pudding lover? What’s your favorite flavor combination?

Feel free to share recipes, or links to your fave recipes in the comments below or on the Facebook page and please for the love of all that is good in this world when you do make your creamy, dreamy, chocolate chai spiced chia pudding (or any of the recipes you find on this blog of mine) go ahead and snap a pic and share it either on the Facebook page, or tag me on twitter or Instagram. Sharing is caring remember.

Do it, do it You know you want to 🙂

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