Mint Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

 

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Chia seeds are pretty much amazing. How are such teensy little things jam-packed with so much fiber, antioxidants, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids? That I don’t know, but what I do know is that chia seed pudding is one of the best guilt-free desserts I’ve ever eaten. I created this mint-chocolate variety because I pretty much look for any excuse to use unsweetened raw cacao, which may actually beat chia seeds in my book as one of the greatest good-for-you foods ever (healthful chocolate!), and which packs its own antioxidant punch. The mint leaves add a subtle flavoring, while the dates and pure maple syrup contribute a nice sweetness and eliminate the need for baddie processed sugar (hooray!).

-2 cups unsweetened almond milk

-1/2 cup chia seeds

-1/4 cup unsweetened raw cacao

-15 mint leaves, plus more for garnish

-4 pitted dried dates

-3 tbs. pure maple syrup

-1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a blender; mix well, then pour into a bowl or fun glasses or your choice. Let chill for at least a few hours – preferably overnight, as that will give the mixture optimal time to thicken. Makes about three servings.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Arielle | 4th May 15

    They look so delicious!! <3

  2. Jackie Flood | 4th May 15

    Thank you, Arielle!

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