We all deserve a treat every so often and we don’t want to feel guilty about it. When you’re eating a low calorie diet for your health and/or fitness, you can’t always indulge in the sweet things you want to. However, there are great ways of making it happen without feeling guilty about it. Chocolate is the world’s favourite pudding and we want you to experience the same and enjoy it. Our Healthy Chocolate & Chia Seed Dessert is low calorie and will fit your nutrition goals without adding too much.
Chia seeds are are a great source of potassium and other nutrients. Lightly crush the seeds before adding them to your pudding to help break the hard cell walls and get the nutrients. Get yourself some sugar-free cocoa powder and get this flavour party started. Your choice of raw honey will help sweeten this already delicous pudding. Each serving is only 294 calories, making it a great addition to your cheat meal or as a great dinner desert for your family.
A dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth and fit your healthy diet, our Healthy Chocolate & Chia Seed Dessert is here to make you smile.
Healthy Chocolate & Chia Seed Dessert Recipe
Course: DessertCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
185 g Skimmed milk
2 tsp Honey
1 tsp Vanilla extract
4 tbsp Chia seeds
1 tsp Sugar-free cocoa powder
Chocolate shavings to serve
Combine the milk, honey and vanilla in a glass jar. Add chia seeds and cacao powder. It’s important to add liquids first.Whisk well until cacao powder is well combined with the rest of ingredients.Let it sit for 10 minutes and then stir again.Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.Stir well just before serving.
Nutritional Information (per serving):
Energy: 1228kJ (294 calories)
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