Dairy-Free Salted Chocolate Chia Pudding

Vegan Salted Chocolate Chia Pudding


In the last year I have mutated from a sweet ‘n salty hater into a salt shaker fiend who happily scarfs salted caramel ice cream and devours chocolate bars with sea salt.

Is this what happens when you’re a grownup in your mid-30s – you suddenly begin eating salty chocolate? Will I start liking red wine and coffee, too? And bore you with tales of the sweet bargain I snagged on a neck strap for my glasses at Grandma’s Emporium?

I certainly hope not.

However, what I will be boring you with today is a recipe for vegan salted chocolate chia pudding.

Chia seeds are lovely little specks that contain mighty nutritional power. They’re a potent source of calcium and omega 3 fatty acids, the highly anti-inflammatory fats that contribute to digestive, skin, brain and heart health.

For those with digestive issues, chia’s mucilaginous properties help to soothe an inflamed digestive tract, and they’re also extremely high in gut-supportive fibre that moves waste through the intestines and out the back door.

Not everyone loves the consistency of chia seeds when they swell in water, which is why I blended up this dairy-free chia pudding to produce a smooth consistency. I tossed in a half teaspoon of salt to produce my bliss point of sweet and salty, but I would recommend starting with a quarter teaspoon if you’re wary and then add more if you want.

If you’d prefer, you could ditch the salt entirely and swap in cinnamon and vanilla instead. But then I won’t consider you a grown up and give you a wedgie.

Dairy-Free Salted Chocolate Chia Pudding
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gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, refined sugar-free, nut-free, egg-free, five ingredients or less
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4-6
  • 1¾ cups water
  • ¾ cup chia seeds
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • heaping ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • ¼ - ½ tsp salt
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Taste, and adjust sweetness or saltiness if needed.
  2. Store in the fridge.


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4 Responses to Dairy-Free Salted Chocolate Chia Pudding

  1. gina June 22, 2015 at 12:16 pm #

    Darn it to heck! (lol)

    I am sooo making this but just yesterday I made a vanilla chia pudding with pistachios and matcha.

    I, too, have become a salted choc nut (ooh, add nuts!)

    But, i refuse to call myself a grown-up, haha.

    In somewhat related news, i saw your matcha chip ice cream. i just got DoMatcha in the mail and am looking fwd to using it but I have to use up my Republic of Tea, Matcha first. What brand do you use?

    I am mad for matcha. This morning I made a matcha latte with 1/4 banana & 1/2 avocado, tiny bit coconut milk and about 1/2c yerba mate. It was incredible. I’m not a fan of sweet stuff (my, how that has changes since I’m a kid!) so it was perfectly spot-on. But, one could easily add any sweetener they wish.

    Thank you and here’s to more matcha! (Matcha & chocolate = double the anti-oxidants and deliciousness)

    • Sondi June 22, 2015 at 12:46 pm #

      Thank you for the matcha ideas! I like the idea of using it in a chia pudding and it would be amazing in a latte for sure. The brand I have is by Kiss Me Organics. It was sent to me by the company and it was the first kind of matcha I’ve ever tried, so I have no basis for comparison really. I’ll have to give those other brands you mentioned a go!

  2. Keto desserts September 26, 2015 at 8:17 am #

    Ahhhh I love chia pudding! Your shots are absolutely beautiful btw. Pinned :)


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