Creamy and rich. Full of fiber, protein, and omega 3’s. Chocolatey and sweet and delicious. Is that even possible? Yes! This 3 ingredient simple chocolate chia is all of those things plus more!
Yesterday, I had a recipe fail. When I say fail, I don’t mean the kind of recipe fail that’s like, aw man, this didn’t taste nearly as good as how the picture looked, I mean total failure. Like this is nowhere even close to what this is supposed to be fail. Like these were supposed to be chocolate cupcakes, but even after baking them 25 minutes longer than I was supposed to this is still chocolate soup fail. Talk about frustrating. And I’d followed the recipe exactly. And it was a recipe from a top recipe publisher.
These particular cupcakes were for my daughter’s surprise birthday party and SURPRISE! I had to throw the entire batch of chocolate gooey mess away and modify my chocolate cake recipe to make mocha cupcakes. Which is probably what the plan should have been in the first place, I mean I make up my own recipes all the time. The time and money and effort that go into failed recipes really gets me steamed. How about you? The search for something new to try, the delight of finding just the right thing that you know your family will love, the steaming pile of disappointment sitting in the trash. I promise these are feelings every single cook has felt at some time.
I promise you that the chocolate chia recipe I have for you today won’t leave you feeling that way.
This chocolate chia recipe is pretty much fool proof and fail proof. My 7 year old can make this on his own, I kid you not. It’s literally as easy as 1,2,3. Three ingredients. One container. Tastes like dessert, but packed with fiber and omega 3’s. Gluten free, dairy free. Boom, drop the mike.
From the first time I tried it, I’ve been a huge chia fan. But now that I am working, I’ve been eating it more than ever. It’s so incredibly easy to make, just pour some coconut milk (or other dairy free milk) into a mason jar, add some Ghiradelli sweetened cocoa and chia, shake it up, put it in the fridge and it’s ready to go the next morning. Less than a minute’s work, seriously.
Chia is a great food for multiple reasons, but I personally love the way it fills me up. Before I found chia, I was a huge yogurt eater. But I’ve found that when I switch back to eating yogurt now I am starving before the next meal. Chia leaves me feeling full and sated. Today’s recipe is pretty basic, simple chocolate chia, but there are lots of ways to spiff it up. Top it with fresh fruit and mint, toasted coconut and almonds, sliced bananas and nutella, chopped peanuts and peanut butter, dried fruit bits…the possibilities are endless. Chia has an almost tapioca like texture that comes from the seeds absorbing the liquid you put it in, which also makes it super hydrating. Now I love tapioca, but for those who prefer a smooth texture, all it takes is a quick run through the blender.
Come on, try the chia love!
Simple Chocolate Chia
- 1 cup vanilla coconut milk (or other non-dairy vanilla milk)
- 2 Tablespoons Ghiradelli sweet ground cocoa (no substitutions)
- 3 Tablespoons Chia seeds
- Pour the coconut milk into a sealable container, add the cocoa and chia seeds and shake well. Refrigerate overnight.
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