Valentine’s Day Recipe: Chia Pudding
‘Tis the season to celebrate love, right? Show your body some affection with this lovely Valentine’s Day snack or dessert!
Chia seeds are a great source of fiber which can help guard your body from cancer and keep a healthy digestive system.
Dark chocolate not only is a national heartthrob, but paired with raspberries this pudding is a great source of antioxidants which are shown to be beneficial for cancer prevention.
Our dietitians from Hult Center for Healthy Living hope you are smitten with this food fling and cherish its healthful effects!
Valentine’s Chia Pudding
- 6 Tbsp chia seeds
- 2 cups skim milk or favorite milk substitute
- 6 large squares dark chocolate (at least 60% cacao)
- ½ cup fresh or frozen raspberries + 6 to decorate
- Wash hands with soap and water.
- Place raspberries and 1 cup milk in blender and puree until smooth. Pour the mixture into a glass jar and add 3 Tbsp chia seeds. Stir well with a spoon, or if your jar has a lid, shake well until all of the seeds are evenly covered in the raspberry liquid. Cover with a tight lid and place in the refrigerator.
- Place 4 chocolate squares into a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until chocolate is fully melted. Add 1 cup milk and whisk until combined.
- Once the chocolate mixture is cool, pour it into a glass jar and add 3 Tbsp. of chia seeds. Stir well with a spoon, or if your jar has a lid, shake well until all of the seeds are evenly covered in the chocolate liquid.
- Keep the raspberry and chocolate chia seed mixtures in the fridge overnight or for at least 4 hours.
- Layer the chocolate and raspberry chia pudding into 2 small dessert glasses.
- Chop the remaining 2 squares of dark chocolate and use to decorate the chia pudding. Top with 2-3 fresh raspberries and enjoy!
Recipe & photo adapted from www.mammachia.com.