Chia seeds may be tiny, but they’re loaded with good-for-you nutrients. Just 1 tablespoon of chia seeds provides 5 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein and 3 grams of healthy fat. Chia is a good source of anti-inflammatory alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is the plant-based form of omega-3 fatty acids. When chia seeds are added to liquid they absorb moisture and thicken into a gel.
This chocolate chia pudding is lightly sweetened with maple syrup. It can be topped with fresh fruit like sliced strawberries or banana, granola, nuts or even a dollop of whipped cream. It makes an excellent breakfast, snack or healthier dessert option.
This recipe makes two servings and each serving contains 0.5 mL of CBD oil, for approximately 12.5 mg CBD.
As with all recipes containing CBD, we suggest experimenting with the quantity of CBD oil you add to match your recommended daily dosage. If you’re already taking CBD oil daily, simply cut back on the amount of CBD oil you add to this recipe. Increasing the amount of CBD oil in this recipe may alter the end flavor, since unflavored CBD oil has an earthy, grass-like flavor on its own.
(Makes 2 servings)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
2 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Pinch sea salt
¼ cup chia seeds
2 tbsp maple syrup
¼ tsp vanilla extract
1 mL (1 dropper) Zebra CBD Unflavored Hemp Oil
Fresh fruit, granola and/or additional chocolate chips for topping, optional
Heat milk in a small saucepan set over medium heat.
Whisk in chocolate chips, cocoa powder and sea salt. Continue heating over medium-low heat until chocolate is melted.
Whisk in chia seeds and maple syrup and heat until mixture begins to thicken, about 3 minutes.
Remove pan from heat and let mixture cool for about 5 minutes, then, stir in the vanilla extract and CBD oil.
Add fresh berries and granola as desired.
Serve warm topped with berries, granola or extra chocolate chips, or transfer to a lidded storage container and refrigerate several hours or overnight and eat chilled.