Summer is that time of the year when it’s very easy to eat healthy. During the summer months you can enjoy a big variety of fruits, vegetables and berries. I guess, I don’t have one specific favorite type of berries. I simply love them all, because each and every one of them has a very unique flavor. Well, if you also love berries, I’m sure you will like this recipe for vegan raspberry-chocolate chia pudding! Even though many people eat chia pudding for breakfast, it’s so delicious that you can use it also as a dessert. And apart from being delicious, it’s also very healthy. So, try it out now!
Of course, I simply must point out that it’s ridiculously easy to prepare this vegan raspberry-chocolate chia pudding. I could even say that eating healthy has never been so easy! You’ll need maximum of 5 ingredients. The fifth one is optional and, to be honest, I usually don’t add it. I’m talking about maple syrup that can be useful for people who have a big sweet-tooth. Or it can become handy if you use a plant-based milk for this recipe that is not very sweet by itself. But anyway, apart from this let’s dive more into the healthy side of this vegan raspberry-chocolate chia pudding.
Nutritional value of vegan raspberry-chocolate chia pudding
Chia seeds are considered as one of the superfoods. And this nomination is well deserved. Chia seeds contain a lot of dietary fiber and they are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants are necessary for our body to keep our cells healthy. Chia seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are especially useful for vegans. These seeds fill you up quickly and maintain the sensation of a full belly. In this way it is much easier not only to resist until lunchtime without snacks, but also to lose weight. Besides that, chia seeds contain manganese, phosphorus, calcium and zinc. I mean, what else could you wish for, right? Well, I have the answer! – Raspberries! They are very rich in vitamin C and manganese. And actually, a bit more than 100 g of raspberries can provide you with more than 50% of the recommended daily vitamin C intake. Isn’t that great?
How to make vegan raspberry-chocolate chia pudding
The preparation of vegan raspberry-chocolate chia pudding is easier than you might think. You simply need to add plant-based milk of your choice to chia seeds, mix it and let it sit for a while. The seeds will absorb all the liquid and create the pudding. And that’s it! That’s how you make the basic chia pudding. For this recipe part of the pudding is with chocolate flavor. You get that by simply mixing together plant-based milk, chia seeds and cacao powder. If your chosen plant-based milk is not sweet enough, you can always add also some maple syrup. When the chia pudding is done, the only thing that’s missing is to join everything together. First comes a layer of chocolate chia pudding, then some raspberries, then the basic chia pudding and on top some raspberries again. And your vegan raspberry-chocolate chia pudding is ready!
If you wish to substitute raspberries with other berries, feel free to do that. Even though I reassure you that the combination of chia pudding and raspberries is more than good! Also Specky approves that raspberries taste good… really goooood! But still, if you search for some more unique flavored vegan pudding, I recommend you to check my flax seed pudding recipe. It’s also vegan and easy to make, but the flavor is more exotic, since it contains mango and kiwi. But despite the flavor – the most important thing is that both of these puddings are very healthy for our body.
If you have never tried chia pudding, this is your moment to do that! Prepare this vegan raspberry-chocolate chia pudding to treat your body with good food. Eat it for breakfast or use it as a dessert – in any case it will be:
- easy to make
- full of fiber
- and simply yummy!
Let me know, if you try this recipe! Leave a comment or even more – make Specky happy! Snap a picture of your masterpiece and post it on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @bunnymommycooks. And feel free to let your animal family members join in the picture!