This is such a luscious pudding – both low sugar and filled with antioxidants and fibre. Using good quality cocoa and soft medjool dates is the key to creating a smooth consistency. My preference is coconut milk (but you can swap for other milks). This is a low sugar dessert or breakfast that comes together quickly in a blender or food processor. Top with cocoa nibs or slivered almonds for some crunch; alternatively top with freshly sliced fruit.
1 can coconut milk (or 1.5 cups almond, or dairy milk)
4 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons cocoa powder (unsweetened)
2-4 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey) – adjust to desired sweetness
4 medjool dates (if dates are dried out, soak them in warm water for 1 hour before using)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a blender and combine until smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness level. Spoon into 3 small bowls and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve with slivered almonds, cacao nibs or fruit.