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The Best Mexican Chocolate Chia Pudding

Enjoy all the amazing health benefits of Cacao Bliss Superfood Blend in this delicious sugar free recipe for Mexican Chocolate Chia Pudding.

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Do you think the words healthy and dessert can’t possibly go together?

Or maybe that there’s no way a healthy dessert can actually taste good?

Well, have I got a treat for you!

Recently we discovered a company, Earth Echo Foods, that has developed a really delicious product that’s packed with all kinds of nutrients: Cacao Bliss.

And guess what?!

If you place an order through our link, you get a 15% discount! Just use the code MOMS when you check out!!

Its primary ingredient is pure, organic cacao: chocolate in its purest form.

And then, they add 9 more superfoods: Turmeric, MCT Oil, Coconut, Himalayan Sea Salt, Monk Fruit, Lucuma, Mesquite, Cinnamon, and Black Pepper to amp up the healthiness!

Each ingredient has its own little superpower, and when you combine all the flavors, it’s ahhh-mazing.

If you like to drink coffee, you can stir a scoop into your coffee to make a superfood mocha.

AnnMarie has been using it instead of regular cocoa powder in her daily smoothie.

I’ve been adding it to hot unsweetened almond milk for a wonderful hot cocoa in the evenings when my hubby has a cup of coffee.

It’s like having dessert!

But without any guilt.

In fact, this would be the perfect little pick-me-up in the middle of the day. Mix in a scoop of collagen peptides for some protein and you’ve got a grab-and-go snack.

This cocoa powder works beautifully as a substitute for cocoa powder in all kinds of recipes.

Since Earth Echo Foods uses monk fruit to sweeten Cacao Bliss, it’s perfect for any low carb or keto lifestyle.

They have a ton of healthy recipe ideas on their blog.

And you know me, I had to play with it to whip up something new.

One of my favorite healthy treats is a pudding made with chia seeds, and Cacao Bliss is a delicious addition!

Two ramekins of Mexican Chocolate Chia Pudding topped with coconut flakes and chocolate chips on a wood table

You could use it in this hazelnut recipe, but I decided to enhance the flavors in this superfood blend and created a Mexican Chocolate Chia Pudding recipe.

What is Mexican Chocolate?

Mexican chocolate is made from ground cacao nibs with cinnamon and sugar mixed in.

Cacao Bliss comes from ground cacao beans and already has cinnamon added!

Did you know that cinnamon has antioxidant properties and all kinds of other nutritional benefits?

But sugar.

Well.

That’s a whole different story.

I’ve followed a sugar-free lifestyle since 2016 which is why I love that Cacao Bliss uses monk fruit to give it a lightly sweetened flavor.

Monkfruit is a zero-calorie, carbohydrate-free sweetener that won’t impact your body’s blood sugar.

Sometimes, Mexican chocolate includes other flavors like nutmeg, allspice, chilies, and nuts.

Ramekins of Mexican Chocolate Chia Pudding with toppings

Since Cacao Bliss already includes cinnamon, black pepper, and mesquite, it really is perfect for Mexican chocolate!

I decided to add chipotle powder because it adds a nice smoky heat.

If you have trouble finding chipotle powder, check out the Hispanic section of your grocery store for the Badia brand.

What is Chia Pudding?

If you grew up in the 80s like we did, then you probably can’t hear the word “chia” and not also sing “ch-ch-ch-chia” in your head…

Did you ever have one of those chia pets?

Neither AnnMarie nor I ever did, but we both remember watching the commercials where chia seeds would sprout into hair or fur on a clay figurine!

Who knew those very same seeds are actually a superfood!?!

They’re rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber, calcium, and protein.

Cup of Mexican Chocolate Chia Pudding topped with coconut shreds and sugar free chocolate chips with cups of toppings in background

When you add chia seeds to a liquid, they absorb the liquid and become gelatinous.

They actually absorb 10 times their weight in liquid!

Mix them with any kind of milk and let them sit for a while and they turn into a tapioca-like pudding.

No cooking or thickening agents required.

Talk about easy!

If you prefer a smoother pudding, put your mixture in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.

Since chia seeds don’t have any noticeable flavor, you can add all kinds of flavors to the mixture.

Two ramekins of Mexican Chocolate Chia Pudding topped with coconut flakes and chocolate chips

I love to serve Mexican Chocolate Chia pudding with a variety of toppers like Lily’s chocolate chips, unsweetened coconut flakes, roasted pepitas, and chopped nuts.

It’s always fun to create your own personal pudding parfait!

Obviously, chia pudding is delicious as a dessert.

If you follow the Trim Healthy Mama (THM) lifestyle, chia puddings are an S recipe because they include 10-15 grams of fat depending upon how much you use for your recipe.

But they don’t have to just be a dessert: chia puddings are healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast or as a snack.

This recipe uses unsweetened almond milk which means this pudding is naturally dairy-free.

How to Store Chia Pudding

You will need to store chia pudding in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

It will hold up for 3-5 days.

I recommend mixing the pudding in the same container you plan to store it in.

Why is that?

The seeds tend to settle to the bottom so if you try to pour it into individual serving containers you may end up with too many seeds in some, and not enough seeds in others.

The containers with too few seeds will end up kind of soupy instead of pudding-y.

You may want to consider using a glass container whenever you use Cacao Bliss.

Since one of the ingredients in Cacao Bliss is turmeric, it will leave a yellow stain on plastic containers, but glass won’t stain at all.

Glass mason jars are a fantastic option!

Tips for Making Mexican Chocolate Chia Pudding

This recipe is so easy to make!

The ingredients are all commonly found in any grocery store.

You can order your Cacao Bliss here.

Ingredients to make keto Mexcian Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

You’ll need:

Frother in large mason jar of almond milk

In a mixing bowl or mason jar, combine the milk and sweetener.

I recommend using a frothing tool to help the sweetener dissolve.

Hand holding a frother to mix chocolate chia pudding in a large mason jar

Then add the Cacao Bliss, vanilla extract, chipotle powder, cinnamon, and mineral salt.

Use the frother to blend the ingredients well.

Adding chia seeds to large mason jar with chocolate almond milk

Then add the chia seeds and give a good stir.

Since the seeds have a tendency to settle to the bottom, don’t try to divide the mixture into individual serving containers until after they’ve turned into a pudding!

Cover the jar and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or overnight.

To help prevent the seeds from clumping, stir the mixture after the first hour.

When you’re ready to serve your pudding, you can scoop it directly from the jar for a tapioca-like pudding, or blend it in a high-speed blender for a smooth texture.

You can enjoy it as is, or top it with your favorite toppings.

Whipped cream is perfect if you’re enjoying your Mexican Chocolate Chia Pudding as a dessert!

Be sure to leave a star rating and review after you make the recipe!

This helps other people to find and enjoy it too.

Plus it means the world to us!

Two ramekins of Mexican Chocolate Chia Pudding topped with coconut flakes and chocolate chips on a wood table

The Best Mexican Chocolate Chia Pudding

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes

Enjoy all the amazing health benefits of Cacao Bliss Superfood Blend in this delicious sugar free recipe for Mexican Chocolate Chia Pudding.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Whisk together almond milk and sweetener in a glass bowl or mason jar until sweetener is dissolved. Add remaining ingredients except chia seeds and whisk until combined.
  2. Stir in chia seeds. Cover and refrigerate 4-6 hours, until thickened*. For best results, stir after the first hour to help prevent the chia seeds from clumping.
  3. Serve chilled. If desired, blend the pudding before serving in a high-speed blender for a smoother consistency.

Notes

*Since the seeds have a tendency to settle to the bottom, don't try to divide the mixture into individual serving containers until after they've turned into a pudding!

Avoid using plastic containers because the turmeric will stain them.

If the pudding is too thick after blending, stir in more almond milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you achieve your preferred consistency.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 156Total Fat 9.5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 0mgSodium 67mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 11gSugar .3gProtein 5g

Please note that we are not medical or nutritional professionals. We include nutrition information for our recipes as a courtesy to our readers. However, due to wide variations in brands, nutrition data is subject to change for every user. Nutrition data is calculated using My Fitness Pal Pro and we subtract all sugar alcohols from erythritol and xylitol from the final carb count because that is how THM calculates carbs. Please refer to our complete Nutritional Disclosure for more details.

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Stacey

Tuesday 2nd of November 2021

Okay now this looks INCREDIBLE. I love chia pudding! YUM!

AnnMarie

Tuesday 2nd of November 2021

Thanks Stacey! Please let us know what you think of it once you try it. :)

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