This Mint Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding is healthy enough for breakfast but decadent enough for dessert! It’s rich, creamy, full of chocolate and mint flavors and it’s gluten free, dairy free, naturally sweetened.
Do you guys ever open a can of coconut milk to use just a bit and then you’re left with a bunch of leftover coconut milk in your fridge and you’re wondering what you’re going to do with it? Do you love run on sentences like me?
But seriously, how annoying is it that you’re always left with a bit of coconut milk. You know you have a million recipes in mind when you buy it and then can’t think of a single recipe to use it in once you’ve already used some of it. Jedi mind reader is one of my many special talents, by the way.
I usually use coconut milk from the carton when I make my chia seed pudding but since I had some leftover canned stuff in the refrigerator, I decided to use that instead. You guys. Best decision ever. EVER.
The creamy full fat coconut milk made this chia pudding soooo incredibly rich and decadent. It gave it almost a light mousse like texture. SO good!
The chocolate and mint just send it over the top. I’d happily eat this for dessert. But since it’s made with all good-for-you ingredients, it’s healthy enough to have for breakfast. Winning!
Kelsey, Mackenzie and I shared this for a breakfast picnic on the living room floor one morning.
Eating this for breakfast = excellent idea.
Allowing 2 toddlers to eat mint chocolate chia seed pudding with spoons on a rug = bad idea.
Fun for them but the cleanup… ugh. There was chocolate everywhere. Next time we have a breakfast picnic, we’re going outside. Unless it’s easy to clean up, like toast. Never again, kids. Never again.
P.S.- If you’re looking for something that is both healthy and makes a delicious snack you guys should try these Lemon Ginger Chia No-Bake Snack Bars made by Katie at Healthy Seasonal Recipes. It’s a great way to use chia seeds and combines the flavor of lemon and ginger. Yum!
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- 1 C coconut milk, (I used leftover canned coconut milk)
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp raw honey
- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
- chocolate shavings, optional
- Add the coconut milk to a bowl and mix well. Add the chia seeds, cocoa powder, honey and peppermint extract and mix well. I started with 1/4 tsp peppermint extract and wanted more peppermint flavor so I added another 1/4 tsp.
- Once everything is mixed, cover and refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days. Stir the chia pudding occasionally in case any chia seeds settle on the bottom.
- To serve, garnish with chocolate shavings if desired.
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