Chocolate Chia Pudding

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

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  • 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.

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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….

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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.

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