Sugar-Free Chocolate Chia Pudding
This is a Level-4 sugar-free recipe; that means, it’s only sweetened with alcohol-free liquid stevia. Level-4 sugar-free recipes do not contain any form of added sugar or fruit; they’re deliciously sweet by the goodness of alcohol-free liquid stevia, only. To read more about the levels of living sugar-free, click here.
This recipe is also gluten-free & vegan, too. So, if you’re in the midst of a sugar-free detox, or you’re looking for an amazing way to cut back on your sugar consumption, this recipe is perfect for you.
Chia pudding is reminiscent of tapioca pudding. Chia seeds, when placed in liquid, plump-up and expand into chewy, bubble-like, beads, that pop in your mouth when you eat them. Chia seeds are an excellent source of plant-based protein, and they contain healthy, plant-based fats as well.
This chocolate chia pudding recipe really lets your taste buds know that you don’t have to live without sweetness, or chocolate, when you’re living sugar-free.
I’ve fallen in love with chia pudding. I love everything about it…
• I can make it sugar-free
• I can make it vegan
• It’s gluten-free, too
• It’s super easy to make
• It’s packed with healthy plant-based fats & protein
You can indulge in deliciously sweet desserts without having sugar at all. Just use some alcohol-free liquid stevia: it’s the best tool in any sugar-free kitchen.
I was first introduced to vanilla chia pudding, last year, when we had a guest post by Amanda Whitworth. Amanda shared her recipe for vanilla chia pudding, and I’ve been making it pretty much every week since then.
Tip about Stevia:
Stevia works brilliantly with fat-based recipes. So if you’re making a sugar-free smoothie or dessert, and you’re adding in avocado, coconut milk, cow’s milk, coconut oil, coconut cream, whipped cream, or butter, know that stevia will be an excellent way to sweeten that smoothie or dessert.
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How do you like to use chia seeds? I’m always looking for new tips.
- 1 can of organic, full fat coconut milk
- 1/3 cup of chia seeds
- 3 tablespoons of sugar-free cocoa
- 1 + 1/2 teaspoons of sugar-free vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla powder
- 3 teaspoons of melted cocoa butter
- 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt
- 25-30 drops of alcohol-free vanilla liquid
- Melt the cocoa butter, and set it aside.
- Pour the coconut milk and melted cocoa butter into a blender, and add all other
- ingredients EXCEPT for the chia seeds. Blend for 30-seconds.
- Into a medium size glass or ceramic bowl, pour the coconut milk mixture.
- Add the chia seeds to the coconut milk, and mix thoroughly with a spoon.
- Cover the chia pudding bowl with plastic wrap, and place bowl in the fridge.
- After 1 hour, stir the pudding to make sure that the chia seeds have not sunk.
- Chill the pudding over night before eating. The chia seeds need time to soft and
- thicken the coconut milk.
- You can top with chopped nuts and seeds before serving.