Breakfast, Vegetarian

Healthy Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

This Healthy Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding is an easy meal prep recipe for breakfast or a nutritious snack! It’s packed with health benefits and full of chocolate goodness!

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What You Will Need:

  • Milk of choice – I usually use almond or oat milk when making this recipe. Oat milk chia pudding is extra creamy.
  • Chia Seeds – Chia seeds are a great source of Omega-3 and fiber.
  • Cacao Powder – This plant-based superfood is less processed and a healthier alternative to cocoa powder. Cacao has a delicious, rich chocolate taste and is high in iron and magnesium.
  • Honey – I always purchase local honey for it’s healing properties and ability to help fight seasonal allergies. Raw honey boosts immunity, aids in digestive and gut health, and is full of antioxidants.
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Optional Toppings/Add ins: nuts; shredded coconut; berries; a scoop of protein powder for a protein chia seed pudding; 1 tablespoon of peanut butter for a chocolate peanut butter chia pudding

Let’s Make Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding!

The health benefits of this Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding are amazing, but one of my most favorite reasons to make this is because it is so quick and easy! I can meal prep this chia seed pudding for an entire week in less than five minutes.

I make this low carb chia seed pudding in mason jars, but any container that seals will be fine. First, I decide how many servings I want to make and get out that many mason jars. I go in order and fill each mason jar with milk. After the milk is in each jar, go down the line and pour in the chia seeds.

Next, add the cacao powder and vanilla. Finally, add the honey. I add the honey last so it doesn’t sink straight to the bottom and get stuck at the bottom of the jar. Cover the container with a tight fitting lid and shake until mixed. You can also stir the ingredients after shaking if it looks like it’s not mixed well enough.

Put the jars in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to allow the chia pudding to set. You can eat the pudding ‘as is’ but I like to top mine with raspberries and shredded coconut. For a protein chia pudding, I add one scoop of protein powder to each mason jar.

More Recipes to Try:

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding with raspberries and shredded coconut on a mason jar. Two other jars filled with Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding on on the sides.

Healthy Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding is an easy meal prep recipe for breakfast or a healthy snack!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 servings
Calories 300 kcal


  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Add milk to a mason jar or container with a tight fitting lid.
  • Add chia seeds, cacao powder, honey, and vanilla extract to container.
  • Put on the lid and shake until all ingredients are mixed well. Stir if you see that some ingredients haven’t fully combined.
  • Put in the refrigerator to allow the pudding to set.


  • For a protein chia pudding, I add one scoop of protein powder to each mason jar.
  • You can use cocoa powder as an alternative to cacao powder.
Keyword chia seeds, chocolate, meal prep