Better late than never, right! Here's Kate's recipe for her Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding. BUT, according her she totally winged it - no recipe used! Now we're really impressed. But she provided me with one that looks similar.
If you're wondering what chia seeds are, here's the scoop. They are tiny bean-shaped seeds, black and white in color. When they absorb liquids they become very gelatinous and take on the flavor of whatever they're in. The health benefits are why these little gems are getting so much attention lately. They are packed with Omega-3 oils and anti-oxidants, are one of nature's highest plant-based sources of protein, contain lots of soluble fiber and keep you fuller longer! So what are you waiting for? Make the pudding already!
1 1/2 c coconut milk
4 T maple syrup or honey
2 T cocoa powder
1 T vanilla
1/2 t almond extract (optional)
1/3 c chia seeds
Whisk coconut milk, syrup/honey, cocoa powder and extracts until smooth. Stir in chia seeds. Divide mixture between 4 glasses. Let sit at room temperature for 2 hours. Serve or cover tightly and refrigerate. Serves 4.
(Recipe from Deliciously Organic)