Happy February! It is the month of love and what better way to #treatyoself and your honey than with a little bowl of chocolate pudding? This is the perfect decadent treat to whip up and have with your Valentine's Day dinner or really, any time (no judgement here!). This little treat is rich with quality fats like chia seeds and coconut, as well as well-sourced protein from collagen peptides. It's lightly sweetened so you can indulge without the sugar of most puddings. Win, win, win (The Office reference, anyone?).
Raw Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
3 T chia seeds
1/2 one can of coconut milk, shaken so well-incorporated
1/3 c unsweetened almond milk
1 medium banana
1 T cocoa powder
2 scoops collagen, optional
In small bowl, add chia seeds and coconut milk and stir until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. When the base is ready, place the pudding in a blender and add almond milk, banana, cocoa, and collagen. Blend on medium-high until smooth. Serve cold with raspberries, cocoa nibs, raw coconut, or strawberries or store leftovers in the fridge for 1-2 days.