Foodie Friday

Healthy Recipe of the Week

Vegan Cocoa Chia Seed Pudding

Image source: My Fitness Pal Recipes


  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/2 cups Unsweetened Coconut Milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1/2 cup Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tablespoons Maple Syrup or Agave Syrup (*optional)


In a medium bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder and about 1/2 cup of the milk until smooth. Whisk in the remaining milk and vanilla extract. Taste the mixture. Depending on the type and brand of milk, and your taste buds, you may want to add the maple or agave syrup. Stir to combine all contents thoroughly.

Stir in the chia seeds. Cover and chill in refrigerator until thickened to a pudding-like texture. Overnight is ideal, but at least 3 hours is recommended.

Yields: 4 (1/2 cup) servings

Nutrition (per serving)

225 Calories. 9.6g Total Fat. 1g Saturated Fat. 1g Monounsaturated Fat. 0mg Cholesterol. 99mg Sodium. 30g Carbohydrate. 11g Fiber. 15g Sugar. 6g Protein.

*Exact nutrition may vary depending on type and brand of ingredients used.


My Fitness Pal’s Recipes. (2019, November 9). Vegan cocoa chia seed pudding.

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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