Hazelnut Chocolate Chia Pudding

A Nourishing Notion
It’s quick to make, convenient, satiating and delicious.
Chia pudding – what’s not to love? 
Prep Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 Cup chia seeds
  • 1 TBSP ground flaxseed (optional)
  • 1 Cup filtered water
  • 1 TBSP Hazelnut Mylk Concentrate
  • 3 TBSP raw cacao or cocoa powder
  • 2-3 TBSP honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • a sprinkle of Ceylon cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients, to a food processor or Thermomix and process on the lowest setting for approximately 2 minutes to combine.
  • Place in jars and store in the fridge.

For smooth mousse:

  • Place into a high speed blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy.
  • Place in a jar and store in the fridge.
  • Serve your chia pudding with any or all of: fresh fruit, stewed fruit, granola/muesli, coconut cream or yogurt, nuts, seeds.

Notes

Chia seeds were a prized food of the Aztec’s. These tiny powerhouses are antioxidant and fibre-rich; and contain more omega 3 than any other plant!
Their ability to become gelatinous when added to water also means they can be used as a replacement for eggs in vegan baking.
Hazelnuts contain fibre, protein and healthy fats; they also support a healthy cardiovascular system, improve insulin sensitivity and are a particularly good source of vitamin E. And we all know that they pair beautifully with chocolate.
Not only is cacao/cocoa heavenly to eat, it is a prebiotic (feeds the good bacteria in your gut), has anti-ageing properties, and is beneficial for heart and brain health. 
Chia pudding is convenient and keeps in the fridge for 3-5 days – ready to eat at breakfast or lunch or as a nourishing dessert!
I love taking chia pudding to work for morning tea or lunch. Just place some in a jar with some nuts and seeds, and chop a banana into it before eating.
If the seedy texture is off-putting you can blend it into a smooth mousse-like texture using a high powered blender, YUM!
Contributor: A Nourishing Notion
Keyword chia, chia pudding, hazelnut milk, hazelnut mylk