Chocolate Chia Pudding

World's healthiest dessert - Protein Chocolate Chia Pudding sweetened with stevia via @alyssarimmer #glutenfree #vegan

I don’t know a woman who doesn’t love chocolate. For me, it’s totally one of those foods that I wish was calorie-free, fat-free and so good for me that I could sit on my couch eating an entire bar without it immediately going to my hips. Sorry guys, you might not be able to relate, but gals, you know what I’m talking about, right? Right…? Please tell me I’m not alone in this.

So when I create a recipe that is decadent, rich and totally full of chocolate, it’s usually gone in minutes. It’s hard to even leave it long enough to photograph. I managed with this one though, so don’t worry.

Today I’ve made you protein-packed Chocolate Chia Pudding. And it’s sweetened with just a hint of stevia. I feel like what I’m about to say is going make some of you roll your eyes, but I swear it’s true.

This is the world’s healthiest dessert. For reals.

World's healthiest dessert - Protein Chocolate Chia Pudding sweetened with stevia via @alyssarimmer #glutenfree #vegan

Every ingredient in this dessert is a superfood. It’s fairly low in calories (especially in contrast to that slice of chocolate cake you’re considering), low in fat, high in protein, packed with nutrients and it’s freakin’ delicious!

I’m a huge fan of chia and I’ve seen lots of recipes for making chia pudding, but since it’s me, I decided to throw some cooked quinoa into the mix and it was awesome. It gave the pudding a little more body, that nutty flavor that I love, and with each bite I felt like the cooked quinoa was bursting in my mouth. It was glorious.

And seriously, I feel like this recipe is a dream. I knew it was super healthy, so the other night when I didn’t feel like cooking,  I whipped up a green juice and pulled this chocolate chia pudding out of the fridge. Nutritious and delicious. And yes, now you can have chocolate for dinner :)

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

quick, easy and completely decadent, this chocolate chia pudding is insanely healthy and can even be enjoyed as dinner


  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cooked quinoa
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons raw cocoa powder (according to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon stevia (or more according to taste)
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (I used almond)
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Mix together all the ingredients, stirring until everything is combined and the cocoa powder is fully incorporated.
  2. Transfer to the fridge and let sit until fully gelled and thick, about 30 - 45 minutes.
  3. Remove from fridge and enjoy!
  4. It's as simple as that :)
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About Queen of Quinoa

Alyssa Rimmer is the quinoa obsessed girl behind the gluten-free blog, the Queen of Quinoa. She loves experimenting with nutritious and whole-food ingredients, and seeks to encourage the everyday home chef that cooking and eating gluten-free can not only be healthy, but also delicious and fun. After struggling with stomach issues throughout her college years, Alyssa decided enough was enough and took her health into her own hands. She started by removing gluten from her diet and hasn’t looked back since. Two happy years have passed and her stomach issues have practically disappeared. Living gluten-free has also helped her to truly discover her passion for cooking and she has embraced her new lifestyle with open arms. With the Queen of Quinoa, Alyssa shares her gluten-free recipes, many of which are focused on the superfood quinoa, and discusses her journey to living a more fulfilled and healthy life. She now also cooks refined sugar-free and although not all her of recipes are vegan, she has loved learning and experimenting with vegan baking. She lives in Burlington, Vermont where she is surrounded by fresh, local produce and is always inspired by the fabulous seasonal ingredients that make this state so special. She is excited to share her recipes with you, as she helps to uncover the amazing world of quinoa.
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14 Responses to Chocolate Chia Pudding

  1. cindy says:

    Sounds great but 2 T cooked quinoa… you will be shocked but I have yet to use it any way but as a flour! how do I cook such a small amt??

  2. Jennifer says:

    this looks crazy good :)

  3. Raymond $ Messier says:

    Boy, does this seem so simple. I can’t wait to try this. I love chocolate too (2).

  4. Sallie Hayes says:

    Is that liquid or powdered stevia you used in the recipe. I am so ready to make it . Thank you! I am excited to try it/

  5. Barbara says:

    I cook a cup of Quinoa every week and when a recipe calls for this ingredient it is already made. Plus, I watch the prices of this product at the stores I frequent and when I see a it a good price I buy several packages.

  6. Yummy yum yum!!! I need this in my life about now:)
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  7. Diana says:

    I am having this warmed as I post this. Reminds me so much of chocolate cream of wheat cereal from my childhood! Perfect breakfast for the unseasonably cool temps we have here today. I added just a pinch of cinnamon as the cocoa I used was a tad bitter.

  8. Dinae says:

    I love your recipes. But, to me, the taste of stevia dominates everything it’s in. Yuck!(as my grand daughter would say:-) I’m guessing I can just add a little honey or maple syrup, right? Thanks for the recipes!

  9. Steph says:

    I just tried this, ran out of cacao powder so substituted with cinnamon & cacao nut butter. Instead of stevia I used rice malt syrup!

    Tastes awesome!

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