This Chocolate Chia Pudding is quick, easy and amazingly delicious. Made in your blender, this healthy dessert is also smooth and requires no baking! Vegan + Paleo

Overhead on the delicious Instant Chocolate Chia Pudding served in seven glass jars with a spoon right in-between them.

Chocolate chia pudding

I’ve made a lot of chia puddings in my day…..but *this* one is my favorite. Instant, made in two minutes (for real), smooth, loaded with protieny goodness chocolate chia pudding.

I know like a mama, a food blogger shouldn’t play favorites among her recipes….but I can’t help myself. Some recipes are special and this one absolutely is.

Instant Chocolate Chia Pudding looking super inviting with one spoon dipped inside the central jar covered with chocolate chunks

Chia pudding “fish eyes”

Chia pudding is known for being an amazing way to get Omega-3 and protein loaded chia seeds into one’s diet in an easy and tasty way. However, so so so many people simply can’t handle its tapioca texture and the sight of the black “fish eye” seeds (as one child put it to me). I get it. Absolutely.

Closeup of the delicious chocolate chia pudding served in a jar with plenty of other jars blurred around it and a metal spoon inside a brownish metal tray

Also….challenge accepted. The challenge to make a smooth chocolate chia pudding that masked the chia seeds for those “selective eaters”. TNNers, I totally did it.

All of the ingredients necessary for this recipe ready in portions on a wooden table.

My little trick

I found that by mixing the chia pudding in the blender for a few minutes, it not only gave the pudding a lovely smooth texture, but it also made it instantly thicken. No waiting around for the chia seeds to gel. No making it the night before or waiting 2-4 hours to enjoy your chia pudding.

You can decide in the moment that you want some chia pudding and literally be eating it in two minutes. Mixing chia pudding in my blender is now one of my new favorite kitchen shortcuts.

I traded in the black “fish eye” chia seeds for white chia seeds in the pudding, making them a little less detectable to those who don’t care for the visual appearance of of chia seeds (like my daughter).

Yeah, white chia seeds are totally a thing. I know! I was shocked too! Here is the kind I use.

So, this chocolate chia pudding is all sort of magical. Fast, healthy, smooth, and (most importantly) chocolate.

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Beautiful light falling on the jars of the delicious pudding made with chocolate and chia
5 from 7 votes

Instant & Smooth Chocolate Chia Pudding

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
This Chocolate Chia Pudding is quick, easy and amazingly delicious. Made in your blender, this healthy dessert is also smooth and requires no baking! Vegan + Paleo

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cup full fat coconut milk, or almond milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder, or unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend on high speed for 2 minutes or until pudding is desired thickness. You may need to scrape down the sides of your blender once or twice to make sure all ingredients are well blended into the pudding. Taste for sweetness and add extra maple syrup/honey if desired.
  • Portion out into 6 small containers. Either enjoy immediately (it will be slightly warm from the blending process) or chill in fridge until you are ready to enjoy it (and you will!)
  • Will last in fridge 5-6 days.

Notes

  • I traded in the black “fish eye” chia seeds for white chia seeds in the pudding, making them a little less detectable to those who don’t care for the visual appearance of of chia seeds (like my daughter).
Calories: 276kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Sodium: 15mg, Potassium: 336mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 129mg, Iron: 4mg

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