This mocha chia pudding combines two of my favorite things, coffee and chocolate, to create a healthy breakfast that tastes like a decadent dessert. All you need is a few simple ingredients like chia seeds, cocoa powder, coffee, and maple syrup to whip it up at home.
Chia pudding definitely isn’t a new recipe for my blog, but I haven’t yet created a version with two of my all time favorite foods – coffee and chocolate. It’s easy to see why chia pudding has become so popular. You can whip chia pudding up the night before you want it for breakfast in a matter of minutes. Plus, chia is loaded with Omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein. Make a big batch and you could have a healthy breakfast all ready to go for several days in a row!
Is chia pudding healthy?
Chia seeds are a great source of plant-based omega 3 fatty acid (alpha-linolenic acid). Although current research notes that the long-chain forms of omega-3 fatty acid (EPA and DHA) have a positive effect on heart disease, the ALA form may also have some benefits. The body is able to convert ALA to the other forms, but more research is needed to know if the amount converted from one from to another is sufficient to provide positive benefits for heart disease. Chia seeds are also a good source of protein (2 tablespoons has 4 grams) and fiber, mainly soluble fiber. Soluble fiber is really good at absorbing water so that it forms a thick gel in the intestines to help soften stool, but also bind up cholesterol so that less is absorbed.
How to serve mocha chia pudding
This mocha chia pudding needs only 5 ingredients and the toppings you choose to add are totally up to you. My favorites include berries, coconut, and chopped pecans. However, you could also do nut butter, granola, cacao nibs, and more!
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This mocha chia pudding combines two of my favorite things, coffee and chocolate, to create a healthy breakfast that tastes like a decadent dessert.
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup almond milk (or any plant-based milk)
- 1/2 cup brewed coffee
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Toppings: coconut flakes, berries, pecans
- Add all the ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisk well to combine. Place in the fridge for 1-2 hours until firm or overnight.
- Serve with your favorite toppings.
- Serving Size: 1/2 Recipe
- Calories: 160 kcal
- Sugar: 6 g
- Sodium: 100 mg
- Fat: 8.5 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 7 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 21.5 g
- Fiber: 9.5 g
- Protein: 6 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg