Mocha Chia Pudding
Chia Pudding is has become a mainstream treat. And a healthy one at that. There are so many variations on the theme that its hard to find a combo that hasn’t been done yet. It’s great to be able to combine a few lovely little ingredients in a sweet little jar, put the jar in the fridge and wake up the next day to breakfast or a sweet indulgence. When you know the next day is going to be a busy one, how lovely to be able to grab that little tub of goodness and a spoon and head out the door.
I’ve done all the usual vanilla, chocolate, apple pie spice, berry etc combos. And been happy with them all. Yesterday I was thinking that it’s time for another chia pudding for brekkie. But what could I do to jazz it up? Then the proverbial lightbulb went off. How about coffee? And if I used coffee, then why not chocolate as well? Seems natural. Mocha!! So I put it all together, leaving space at the top of the jar for the customary foam that crowns any good cappuccino. I was actually giddy about the thought about digging into this little munchkin in the morning.
So, yes, a cappuccino mocha chia pudding. Or as a friend commented when she saw my creation on Instagram, “It’s a Cappuchia!” I like that, don’t you?! Coffee you need a spoon for. Step aside Starbucks, I don’t need you for my java fix today. And to keep it healthy, it isn’t a Caramel Whip Macchiato chia pudding. ‘Cuz that’s just silly. Right?….
- 2 tbsp chia seeds (more if you like it firmer, or you will top it with yogurt)
- 1-2 tsp coconut palm sugar (or more to taste)
- 1/2 tsp instant coffee
- 1/2 tsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- Combine all the dry ingredients well in a small jar or cup.
- Add the almond milk and stir with a spoon. Give a little taste to ensure you like the sweetness.
- Cover and set in the fridge. Return in about 10 minutes just to give it another stir. This will loosen up the chia seeds from clumping together.
- Leave in the fridge over night.
- The next morning froth some milk. Either in an electrical frother (I use a Nespresso one that is fabulous) or with a wand. Or any way you know how!
- If you don't want to top it with milk, try vanilla yogurt.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon, cocoa powder or nutmeg. Or all of the above. Not judging
- There's your coffee and brekkie in one!