Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

Filled with two times more protein than most grains and rich in omega 3 and omega 6, fiber, potassium and antioxidants, what’s not to like about chia seeds? Have some chia seeds leftover? Sprinkle some on your yogurt or cereal tomorrow morning! Regular ground cinnamon works just as well as the organic kind, no need to splurge on spices for this meal! Studies have found just 1/2 a teaspoon per day of cinnamon can dramatically decrease LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and total cholesterol levels in those with type 2 diabetes.

By Nikki Nies, MS, Nutritionist
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Mexican Hot Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfaits

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the Chocolate Pudding:
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup chia seeds
2-3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon organic cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons coconut sugar (use xylitol for lower carb)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon pink himalayan salt

 

For the Vanilla Pudding:
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/3 cup chia seeds
2 tablespoons coconut sugar (use xylitol for lower carb)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon pink himalayan salt

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients for the chocolate pudding in your blender. Run it on high until the pudding is smooth. Remove the pudding into a bowl.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients for the vanilla pudding in your blender. Run it on high until the pudding is smooth.
  3. Layer each pudding into your serving dishes, and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Enjoy cold!
Combine all of the ingredients for the chocolate pudding in your blender. Run it on high until the pudding is smooth. Remove the pudding into a bowl. Combine all of the ingredients for the vanilla pudding in your blender. Run it on high until the pudding is smooth. Layer each pudding into your serving dishes, and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Enjoy cold!

Nutrition Information

Per Serving:  Calories: 142; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 194mg; Potassium: 138mg; Carbohydrate: 18g; Fiber: 9g; Sugar: 8g; Protein: 5g

Nutrition Bonus:   Calcium: 28%; Iron: 12%

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One thought on “Mexican Hot Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfaits

  1. Gotte

    I love this recipe because it is a great snack or dessert to have when you are having that chocolate craving. This helps satisfy that never ending feeling while keeping low in sugars and carbs! When I tried this chia pudding, I loved how simple it was to make. You get an instant decadent, healthy pudding in seconds. I also love how it puts a little more of a twist to your normal chocolate pudding by adding a bit of the cayenne!

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