What to do when you are craving chocolate at 11pm at night but have no chocolate in the house? You make yourself a chocolate pudding!
Simple, easy, tasty and good for you, this pudding is satisfying and full of healthy fats. And it is chocolate! What is there not to love about it?
I not only devoured a bowl of this as a late-night snack, but it also made a lunch-box filler for the 4 girls for lunch the next day…
Seeds, including chia seeds, and chocolate are both AIP stage 2 reintroductions. When reintroducing foods on the AIP, I recommend this guide.
Chocolate Chia Pudding
makes 1 large snack and 4 lunchbox fillers
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 can coconut milk
- 5 dates
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
This recipe is so simple that it is almost embarrassing to call it a recipe. All you do is throw everything in your food-processor or blender and process it until it is smooth and creamy.
Pour into a bowl and allow it to thicken – this will take about 30 minutes.
If wanting to send it as a lunch box snack, you can pour it into small pots or use reusable silicone icepop containers like I did….
These containers are slightly too long to fit into our Planet Boxes, hence the end being folded over and secured with a rubber band… but hey, it works! by the next day’s lunchtime, the pudding had set to a very satisfying mousse-like consistency and was easy to squeeze out of the container.