Ayurvedic Recipes: Chocolate Chia Pudding

 Chocolate Chia Pudding is as tasty as it is nourishing! Be sure and make it about 11 hours before serving so the chia seeds have time to expand.

VK- P+ (balancing for Vata and Kapha, aggravating for pitta)

  • 2-1/2 tbsp raw cocoa powder
  • 3 cups almond milk
  • 1 cup chia seeds
  • 6 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced thinly, for garnish


In a dessert bowl, whisk cocoa with almond milk to blend well. Add chia seeds, agave nectar, vanilla, and salt and whisk again. Leave to chill in refrigerator for at least 8 and preferably 11 hours. Decorate with kiwi slices just before serving. 


Serves 4.


Variation: Omit chocolate and add 1/4 tsp ground cardamom and 2-4 drops of rosewater.


Source: “The Tastes of Ayurveda” by Amrita Sondhi