In the beginning of this year, chia puddings were a big thing. Everyone was trying them and there were all kinds of recipes on blogs and magazines. There are two recipes in my archives too, but they’re in Finnish (sorry!).
Even though chia puddings are super easy to make and full of nutrients, I haven’t really made them that much lately. But that doesn’t mean that my cupboards are not full of jars with chia seeds. You see, a while ago I went out and bought a giant bag of chia seeds because I thought that would be the sensible thing to day. It will save me money! They´re good for me! Or something like that.
I’ve been putting those tiny seeds in my smoothies and to this cinnamon granola (seriously yummy stuff) but the jars are still quite full. So in order to be that sensible person, I decided to create something good-for-me yet delicious, and came up with another chia pudding. But before you’re yawning, let me just say that this one is pretty special. As everything with chocolate tends to be.
If you’re looking for an easy snack, healthy dessert or just a recipe for all those chia seeds hiding in your kitchen, this is the one for you. Enjoy! ♡
Raw Chocolate Chia Mousse
1/3 cup chia seeds
1 1/2 cup coconut milk
1 ripe banana
1 tbsp almond butter (or other nut butter)
1 tbsp organic honey (or maple syrup)
3 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tsp vanilla powder
1 tsp ceylon cinnamon
a small pinch of salt
1. Stir chia seeds and coconut milk in a bowl. Set it aside about five minutes and then stir well again. Let the seeds swell for about an hour, until you have a thick gel.
2. Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Taste and add more sweetener or spices if necessary. Enjoy immediately or allow to cool down in the refrigerator for a while. Serve for example with dried mulberries, thawed mixed berries and coconut milk.