chocolate chia seed pudding

Pretty much the same ingredients and steps as the Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding recipe I’d posted earlier, but with one substitution – chocolate for vanilla!

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vanilla chia seed pudding

What seeds? Chia seeds! So chia seeds are these tiny black seeds that grow natively in South America. It’s name origins are Mayan, signifying “strength.” They’re super healthy for you (think Omega-3, protein, and antioxidants) and incredibly versatile too when used in cooking. I usually add them by the spoonful to my oatmeal and smoothies. Bottom line is, they’re packed with fiber and have the ability to absorb 10-12 times their weight in water, which means that you get filled up faster with less food.

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