Friday, October 12, 2012

Chocolate Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate and raspberries... oh yes please. Make this with fresh or frozen raspberries for a really special treat. This is a versatile pudding that can be changed in endless ways. Take a look at the variations below, and feel free to come up with some of your own. You really can't go wrong.

Chocolate Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding

10 pitted dates, soaked in water for an hour or more to soften
1 ripe banana
1 cup raspberries
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup chia seeds

Buzz up the dates, banana, raspberries, cocoa powder, and milk in a food processor until smooth.
Pour into a bowl and stir in chia seeds.
Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes. The chia seeds will begin to gel.
Stir well and refrigerate for several hours.

NOTE: You can have dates soaking in water in your fridge on a regular basis, so they’re ready to use in puddings and smoothies. They keep for at least a week, and the soak water is also a good sweetener.

Variations: Use any sort of vegan milk you like. Leave out the berries, and use an additional cup of milk instead. Leave out the cocoa powder, or substitute carob powder. Try adding flavor extracts like orange or vanilla. Add shredded coconut, raisins, goji berries, chopped nuts, or anything else you might normally like in a tapioca sort of pudding.


Annie said...

Thank you for posting this recipe! I am always getting mad at my chia seeds, making my smoothies into something to eat with a spoon. This takes advantage of that- brilliant!

Kim Miles said...

Haha! So glad you've found a way to peacefully coexist with you chia seeds! :o)

Teri said...

This sounds yummy and is easy enough to make in the RV. I just have to cut the recipe in half or thirds because I only have a single serving size blender (2 cup) with me.

Dawn Chandler said...

COOL!! I'm making this now -- not sure I can resist eating it all before it firms up, as it's already so darn tasty!
Thank you for the great recipe, Kim! This will add a lovely finishing touch to dinner tonight.

Kim Miles said...

Should be easy Teri. Ans exact measurements are not important. Use a whole banana if you want.

Same thing happened here Dawn. We managed to let about half of it set up!

Rachel from The Vegan Mishmash said...

Mmmm...that looks delicious! Raspberries and chocolate are one of my favorite flavor combos.