Perfect Chocolate Chia Pudding – Cleveland Clinic

chocolate chia pudding

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

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  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 cup 2% milk (can use all almond milk for a nondairy option)
  • 1 1/2 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


  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.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 6 servings
Serving = 1/2 cup

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

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