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Healthy Chia Seed Pudding

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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding


  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 3 Tbsp. baking cocoa
  • Dash of sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • Optional toppings: dark chocolate shavings, mixed berries, toasted almonds, crystallized ginger, coconut


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a large glass jar with a lid; give it a quick stir, then put the lid on.
  2. Shake the jar to mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
  3. Refrigerate until very thick and pudding-like, at least 4 hours or overnight, shaking or stirring occasionally.  

Yield:  2 servings

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding


  • 1 cup vanilla-flavored unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup slices almonds, toasted


  1. In a medium bowl, gently whisk the almond milk, yogurt, 2 Tbsp. maple syrup, vanilla and 1/8 tsp. salt until well blended.
  2. Whisk in the chia seeds; let stand 30 minutes. Stir to distribute the seeds if they have settled.
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. When ready to serve, spoon the pudding into 4 bowls or glasses.
  5. Top with berries and almonds and serve.

Yield:  4 servings

Recipes provided by Cooper Clinic Nutrition