This chia seed pudding recipe is as simple as it gets. There is no cooking involved and the pudding has only 6 ingredients. These small seeds pack a big nutrient punch. They’re gluten free, a great source of protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Although the chia seeds are flavorless this is where your choice of milk and toppings will make all the difference. I like the way the chia seeds swell and thicken when immersed in liquid. Thick and chocolatey, this satisfying pudding will keep you feeling full. Try an assortment of toppings for your pudding, such as berries, toasted nuts, granola, fresh fruit, shredded coconut or a dollop of your favorite nut butter.
Sift the unsweetened cocoa powder into a medium bowl to get rid of the clumps. Add the maple syrup, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Whisk until smooth. Add the milk and whisk again until smooth. Pour the chia seeds on top of the mixture and whisk to combine. Cover the bowl and refrigerate until the mixture thickens and becomes pudding like, at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight. Whisk a few times while the pudding is setting in the refrigerator. Serve the pudding with toppings of your choice.