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Perfect Chocolate-Chia Pudding

Recipe courtesy of Digestive Disease Health Team Dietitians

This low-sugar dessert is packed with health-promoting chia seeds, almond milk, cinnamon, cocoa, coconut flakes and dried fruit. It’s the perfect chocolate treat.

Yield: 6 serving

Ingredients:
½ cup Chia seeds
1 cup vanilla almond milk, unsweetened
1 cup 2% milk (may use all almond for non-dairy option)
1½ tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons coconut flakes, unsweetened
2 tablespoons dried tart cherries, or other unsweetened dried fruit

Instructions:
1. Place chia seeds, milks, honey, cocoa, cinnamon and vanilla in a glass container with a tight lid.
2. Seal and shake well to combine. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours or overnight.
3. Serve topped with coconut flakes and dried fruit to garnish.
Note: For a smoother texture, blend pudding in a high power blender before refrigerating. Be sure to blend well to avoid a gritty texture.

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 140, Total fat: 7g, Saturated fat: 2g, Trans fat: 0g, Protein: 4g, Total carbohydrate: 16g, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 7g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 150mg.