Raw Cacao Chia Pudding: A healthy vegan dessert

You know the feeling: It has been a couple of hours since dinner and your tummy is grumbling, but bedtime is fast-approaching. Or, maybe, your tummy isn’t grumbling… but you’re craving something sweet. Welcome to my nightly ritual.

I do my best to avoid indulging late at night, but sometimes you just need a little something. Cue this healthy vegan dessert. My Raw Cacao Chia Pudding has only four ingredients and satisfies my sweet tooth and hunger.

The best part? It’s good for you. One serving of my chia pudding has about 180 calories.

Chia seeds Raw cacao powder
120 calories 30 calories
8 grams fiber (32% of DV) 2 grams fiber (8% of DV)
60% DV of manganese (great for bone production, skin health, blood sugar control and more) 41 mg magnesium (10% of DV)
Other benefits: Protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients. Other benefits: Packed with antioxidants and rumored to help cardiovascular function.

Learn to make raw cacao chia pudding in this video — recipe below!

Raw Cacao Chia Pudding

Serves 2


1/4 cup chia seeds

2 Tbsp raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup unsweetened almond or other non-dairy milk

1 Tbsp of raw honey or other natural sweetener


  1. Add chia seeds and raw cacao powder to a sealable jar or tupperware container and stir or shake to combine.
  2. Add the almond milk and sweetener. and then stir to make sure the solid ingredients don’t clump at the bottom. Seal the container and shake well.
  3. Store in refrigerator for at least 3 hours to allow the chia seeds to absorb the liquid. You make need to shake your chia seed pudding a couple of times during those hours if the ingredients start to clump at the bottom.
  4. Enjoy topped with coconut, raw cacao nibs or a pinch of granola.

Stay healthy, stay happy!

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