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Clean Eating Chocolate Chia Mousse is a healthy, guilt-free, chocolate pudding that looks like a bit of a posh dessert. It’s blended to a smooth, thick consistency that can eaten just as it is or dressed up with some fresh cream and dark chocolate shavings.
Our regular breakfast chia pudding is made by simply mixing our chia seeds with milk, giving them a good stir (or shake if you make it in a jar) and letting them soak and swell in the fridge.
My kids make their own and you can always find a jar of it sitting on the top shelf of our fridge or hidden behind the spinach (if they are trying to hide it from the rest of the family).
This Chocolate mousse is a little different. You will need a blender to create a smooth, mousse texture. The blender breaks up the whole chia seeds into little bits and helps create that creamy mousse feel.
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHIA MOUSSE
There is not much to this recipe, and yet it manages to look and tastes quite extravagant.
Ingredients you will need:
- Almond milk (or your choice of milk). If you are buying Almond milk make sure you check the ingredients list. You want it to say simply almonds, water and salt.
- Chia Seeds
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Maple Syrup
Kitchen Tools You will need
- Pop all ingredients into the blender and blend on high for a minute until the pudding has thickened slightly and appears creamy. It will be slightly grainy as the chia seeds need time to soak and soften.
- Pour or spoon the chocolate pudding into a bowl, jar or 4 individual serving size cups.
- Refrigerate for 4 hours until the mousse has set.
- Serve with fresh cream, berries and dark chocolate shavings
RECIPE TIP: I always add my milk to the blender first and my chia seeds last. Otherwise, if I let the seeds sit for too long (I can get distracted by family happenings quite easily) they settle at the bottom of my blender and form a thick gel layer that makes my blender a pain to clean.
This recipe makes two 300ml pots of Chia Pudding. It’s a perfect amount to serve 4 people (with a little left over for the chef to dig into with a spoon).
Chocolate flavored anything is a Winner in our home, but if you are looking for a milder tasting option then try this Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding.
More Healthy Desserts to Try
Clean Eating Chocolate Mousse
- 2 Cups Almond Milk (see recipe note #1)
- 6 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 4 tbsp Maple Syrup
- 5 tbsp Cocoa Unsweetened
- Add all ingredients to a high powered blender.
- Blend or process until smooth (for around a minute)
- Spoon into a pudding bowl (or cups) and refrigerate for 4 hours.
- You can use any milk for the recipe. I used almond milk for mine as I'm trying to reduce the amount of dairy my family eats.