No, your eyes are not deceiving you, this rich, chocolatey pudding really is only 186 calories! Chia pudding is a great healthy snack or dessert alternative that lends itself to endless toppings possibilities. So, we decided to get creative and deliver our take on the classic Black Forest gateau. We’ve given this healthy treat an extra protein boost by using Nuut protein powder, but you could use Noway or any alternative you have on hand. Sweetened with date syrup and dark, sweet cherries we’re sure that you’ll be amazed at this macro-friendly delight!  

Black Forest Chia Pudding (GF, DF, VG)

Serves 4 | Calories 186 | Fat 8.3g | Carbs 22.5 g | Protein 5.2 g 

 

Ingredients

For the pudding:

  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp date syrup (you can buy this ready made or make your own by blitzing dates and water together) 
  • 2 tbsp chocolate protein powder (we used Nuut protein) 
  • 1 tsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp coconut yogurt to garnish (optional) 
  • 1/2 tsp date syrup to garnish (optional) 

For the jam:

  • 1 cup cherries (if these aren’t in season you can buy them frozen or use raspberries as a substitute) 
  • 1 tbsp date syrup 

 

 

Method

  1. Start by combining your almond milk, chia seeds, protein powder, cacao powder and 1 tbsp of date syrup in a bowl. Mix well with a spoon then put in the fridge to set, stirring occasionally. 
  2. For the cherry jam, just blitz the cherries in a blender for a few seconds with 1 tbsp of date syrup (don’t blend too much as you don’t want your jam to be completely smooth). 
  3. After about 10-20 minutes your chia pudding should be nice and squidgy. Spoon some of the mixture into small serving jars and then spoon some of the cherry jam on top. Repeat this process and you should be able to squeeze in a few layers in each jar. 
  4. To garnish, just top it off with a teaspoon of coconut yogurt and a slight drizzle of date syrup. 

 

 

Tip* If dates aren’t your thing you can use maple syrup or rice malt syrup instead

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