Chia is a seed from the plant Salvia Hispanica. Chia seeds have gained popularity in India in last decade. Chia seeds are packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, Protein, Dietary Fibre, Antioxidants and Calcium.
I started including chia seeds in my diet about 3-4 years back. Chia seeds provide nutrition without much calories. I add chia seeds to porridge, drinks etc. The fibre in the seeds makes one feel fuller for a longer time, which is great when you are watching your weight. Chia seeds are easily available on Go India Organic. A packet was send to me for product review through Plattershare.
As the festive season is arrives there will be many get togethers and parties. Most people who have diabetes or other health issues either feel deprived or end up eating food that they should not be eating. So I thought of doing a dessert which does not need refined sugar & is a healthier option. I also feel making dessert in smaller servings is a good idea as it helps in portion control. This is an excellent dessert for my Vegans as well.
This dessert has two layers , Chocolate with Chia, Nuts and Dry Fruits and the top layer is Coconut milk and Chia. In the chocolate layer I have added a date syrup to compliment the cocoa flavour. In the Coconut Milk and Chia layer I have not added any sugar as the coconut milk has it natural sweetness. If you want you can add a sweetener of your choice to it.
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Passive Time||240 minutes|
- 1/3 Cup Chia seeds
- 1 Cup Soya Milk
- 1/8 Cup cocoa Powder
- 1/8 Cup raisin
- 3 - 4 date Finely Chopped
- 3 - 4 Figs Dry Finely Chopped
- 4 Walnuts Finely Chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon nutmeg Powder
- 2 tablespoons Date Syrup
Chocolate Chia Pudding
- Mix all the dry ingredients for the Chocolate Chia pudding in a bowl, add soya milk and stir. Cover with a lid and put in the fridge for 3-4 hours
- Similarly mix chia seeds and coconut milk and refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
- Chia seeds absorbs the liquid and you will get a thick pudding.
- Layer it in dessert cups / bowls and garnish with pistachio. Refrigerate again. Serve cold.
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Sowmya Madhavan says
Good to note that you have not used sugar. Will try this for sure!
Sundari Giri says
Wow healthy will definitely make this
Paluk Khanna says
Thank you Sowmya !! Yes this dessert is mildly sweet with natural sweeteners…
Paluk Khanna says
Thank you Sundari !!