Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

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Looking for a healthy chocolate pudding that won’t ruin your diet? This rich and creamy chocolate pudding with chia seeds is your answer. Lightly sweetened with dates instead of refined sugar, this creamy pudding gets its consistency from almond butter and chia seeds, but it tastes so good that you’ll swear it’s made with cream and eggs. Its creaminess comes from blending until smooth, while the flavor comes from high quality, heart-healthy ingredients you’ll love.

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1/2 cup| Calories: 219 | Total Fat: 16 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 10 mg | Sodium: 114 mg | Carbohydrates: 18 g | Dietary Fiber: 9 g | Sugars: 7 g | Protein: 12 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7 |


  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 large dates, pitted and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir. Chill for 3-4 hours or overnight.
  2. Transfer contents to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy, adding more milk to thin out the pudding if necessary. Top with additional chia seeds, fruit, nuts, or whatever your desired toppings.

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8 Comments on "Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding"

  1. Diane  May 14, 2014

    Is that really a picture of this recipe? I blended mine in the food processor for about 5 minutes and it still had the seed husks (shells? The hard part anyways!) clearly visible and you can feel the texture of them as well when eating. I used ground chia seeds… was that my issue? Should I have started with whole ones? Thanks for any help you could give me 🙂

    • SkinnyMs  May 15, 2014

      Soak the chia seeds or ground chia seeds in some of the cooking liquid/milk for 10 minutes before blending.

  2. Grace  April 16, 2016

    Would it make a huge difference if I were to use regular milk and butter as suppose to the almond milk/butter?

  3. Angela  February 11, 2017

    Can I use prunes instead of dates?

    • Gale Compton  February 11, 2017

      Angela, Hmmmm…it’s hard to say if prunes will work the same as dates, but they’ll do fine. 🙂

  4. Emily  March 1, 2017

    How long will this last in the fridge?


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