Rich Chocolate Chia Pudding (dairy free, low-carb, paleo)

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This Chocolate Chia Pudding is Dairy and Sugar-free and so nutritious--you can eat it for breakfast! Chocolate Pudding for Breakfast? Yes, Please!

Chocolate Pudding.  Yum.

But Chocolate Pudding that is good for you?

Hard to find.  But this chia pudding really fits the bill.

I have fond memories of warm pudding (made from a mix – Ugh!) from when I was growing up.  So it's a comfort food that I love, but I needed to find a recipe that brought comfort to my whole self – not just my taste buds :-)!

What's so great about this Chocolate Chia Pudding?

I am always looking recipes that meet these criteria:

  • fast
  • budget-friendly
  • nutritious
  • delicious

Well, here is one that is sure to please on all counts.

Partially because you can make it without sugar and partially because it's main ingredient is —

Chia is an amazing nutritional powerhouse that I only recently became acquainted with.  So let me introduce you to my new-found nutritional buddy…

Here are some other great healthy budget-friendly recipes.

Homemade Almond Joy
Chocolate Almond Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Amazing Bean Fudge
Homemade “Jello” 
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Benefits of Chia

Like I mentioned in my post on another great chia dessert, Dairy-Free Berry Mousse, just 2 tablespoons of chia makes the medicine go -er – ahem – has:

  • 4 grams of complete protein
  • 4.5 grams of omega 3 oils
  • 5.5 grams fiber
  • 9% RDA calcium
  • 7% RDA iron

And it is super filling.

Save Money

Extra bonus – this recipe is so frugal.  If you make your own milk alternative you really save a bundle.

Have you ever looked at the price of those teensy boxes of “pudding mix” in the stores?  Ugh.

And for what – just sugar and artificial flavors and colors.  They don't even include the milk!

Like I always, say, help our your health and your wallet at the same time and make it yourself!

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This Chocolate Chia Pudding is Dairy and Sugar-free and so nutritious--you can eat it for breakfast! Chocolate Pudding for Breakfast? Yes, Please!

Where to Buy Chia

Try your local health food store, or online.  Amazon has a nice price — Nutiva is quite good.

So here is another great way to get good nutrition into you and your family, without taking a lot of work.

I am sure you are going to love this chocolate chia pudding.  My family wolfed down all of my kitchen tested versions in a flash this morning.  So I would recommend making a double or triple batch!

Now – on to the recipe!

This Chocolate Chia Pudding is Dairy and Sugar-free and sooo nutritious--you can eat it for breakfast! Chocolate Pudding for Breakfast? Yes, Please!

Rich Chocolate Chia Pudding ~ dairy-free, low-carb, paleo

Serves 3-4 servings     adjust servings

This rich chocolate chia pudding is unlike the rest – it's low carb, dairy-free, and sugar-free. You could have it for breakfast!



  1. Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor (UPDATE: if you have a high-powered blender like a Vitamix, you can just process the whole thing in there. If not, thanks to my friend, Ricki Heller, I have a tip. Grind the chia seeds first and then blend everything together.)
  2. Mix thoroughly until ultra smooth.
  3. Pour mixture into a storage container, preferably glass.
  4. Store in the fridge (if you have any left).
  5. Top with coconut, chopped nuts (preferably soaked and dehydrated), Homemade Chocolate Chips -- you name it!


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(Note:  This mixture gets pretty thick.  My Vitamix handled it easily and am sure my totally wonderful professional food processor (I heard they are discontinuing it, or I'd recommend it to you :-() would work great.  Just be careful not to overheat your machines :-)!)

* You can use any milk or milk alternative you like.  Anything will work.

** We use carob as we are avoiding the stimulants in chocolate.  Mainly this is due to adrenal fatigue.

***  It is really important to choose a good quality stevia so that you avoid the bitter aftertaste as much as possible.  I like NuNaturals currently, but plan to try SweetLeaf soon – their SweetLeaf liquid stevia flavors are great!

**** Xylitol, while not a real food, is one of the only alternatives appropriate for those with conditions like diabetes or candida.  Stevia alone can work and is a great option, but typically stevia alone leaves an “icky” taste.  Mixing a variety of alternative sweeteners together gives a cleaner (i.e. yummier :-)) taste.  (Make sure you get a xylitol that is not made in China – like this xylitol.

You can have your sweets and your keep your health too!

What would you top your chocolate chia pudding with?

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  1. Do you have to add the Stevia and the Xylitol? I don’t like the taste of either… was wondering how it be if you omitted both?