Chocolate Chia Pet Pudding


The first time I brought home chia seeds from the foodie mart, I thought,

"Wait a minute! These are Chia Pet Seeds!"

After all these years of spreading them over clay figures, now we're eating them?  Seriously?  So, what came first?  The Chia Pet? Or has some isolated pigmy tribe from Odessa been eating them for thousands of years and no one told me about it?

My curiosity got the best of me.  I whisked up a bowl of chocolate chia pet pudding just to see what all the foodie-hub bub was about.  Just to keep it all real around here, I vlogged my family's reaction to tasting it for the first time.  Watch the video.  Read how easy it is to make, then go try it for yourself.  And of course, don't forget to come back here and let us know what you thought of it.

Chocolate Chia Pet Pudding

By Published: January 8, 2013

  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups (4 Servings)
  • Prep: 5 mins

The first time I brought home chia seeds from the foodie mart, I thought,"Wait a minute! These are Chia Pet Seeds!"After …


  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons Hemp Protein powder
  • 2 - 4 tablespoons sweetener
  • 2 cups unsweetened nondairy milk


  1. Whisk chia seeds, cocoa powder, hemp protein powder, and sweetener (sugar) together in a medium bowl.
  2. Gradually add nondairy milk, whisking as you go. In a short few minutes, the mixture will begin to thicken.
  3. After allowing the pudding to set up in the fridge overnight, I ended up transferring the pudding to my drink blender to make it smoother. But honestly, I can't tell if it helped.
  4. The flavor is will satisfy your chocolate cravings, no problem. It's the texture you have to be grown up about.Just eat it!