You know that feeling when you eat a dessert that’s so decadent, luscious, and just plain delicious? Well, imagine that, minus the constant guilt in the back of your mind for eating something so fatty. Yup, it is possible. There so many ways to cook a healthier version of your favorite comfort food. And this one might just be one of our favorites! It’s an overnight chia seed chocolate-orange pudding, and it’s YUMMY. I was never a big fan of chia seed puddings because I always thought the flavour was too plain, but boy was I missing out! A simple addition of a couple of ingredients can really transform these puddings and make them taste amazing. The sweet yet bitter dark chocolate flavour contrasted with the citrusy taste from the oranges make one hell of a delicious pudding! And you know what’s weird? After eating a bowl of this chocolate pudding, I actually feel refreshed. Usually, whenever I eat anything involving chocolate, I either feel bloated, stuffed, or just plain disgusting. And afterwards I regret my decision for eating too much chocolate. But not this time my friend. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to be able to eat one of the things that I love the most in this world (chocolate) and feel refreshed afterwards. I may just have to make this pudding everyday. And you definitely should try it too! It’s so easy to make, you’d have no excuse to to make them. They’re great for breakfast, dessert, or even just an afternoon snack!
- 1/8 cup of chia seed
- 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 4 tsp of melted semi-sweet dark chocolate
- 1/2 of a Sunkist orange
- Pour the chia seed and almond milk in a bowl. Refrigerate overnight.
- Melt semi-sweet dark chocolates on a double boiler. Let chocolate cool for one minute. Add 4 tsp of the melted chocolate into the chia seed pudding bowl.
- Add the juice and the zest of 1/4 of a Sunkist orange into the chia seed pudding.
- Cut the other 1/4 of the orange into small cubes.
- Add half of the chia seed pudding into the bottom of a glass or cup. Compress down with a spoon. Place the cubed oranges on top of the layer of pudding. Then add the other half of the pudding on top of the layer of oranges.