Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

lunch on 7 Nov 2014: chocolate peanut butter chia pudding, fruit/veggie strip, cereal, apple, kiwi and smoky almonds

lunch on 7 Nov 2014: chocolate peanut butter chia pudding, fruit/veggie strip, cereal, apple, kiwi and smoky almonds

I made a quick, easy and relatively healthy chocolate peanut butter chia pudding for today’s lunch, which also has a cereal mix, fruit + veggie strips cut into bite-sized pieces, apple slices, half a kiwi and some smoky almonds. I get a brief break from lunch packing, because the kids have a four-day weekend for my birthday—no, wait, I mean for Veteran’s Day (which, as luck would have it, coincides with my birthday). We’ll be celebrating with a mini holiday to Disneyland. Even though we live within driving distance to Disneyland, we have never taken the kids to experience this important cultural touchstone of childhood. Disney princesses, here we come!

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding
  • 1-1/4 cup milk (I used almond milk, but any milk will work)
  • 2 tablespoons carob powder
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

Mix all ingredients together except the chia seeds. I find that carob and cocoa powder are difficult to mix without using a blender or an immersion blender. Once everything is blended together, stir in the chia seeds and let rest in the fridge overnight. The next day, voilá: thick, rich, reasonably healthy chocolate chia pudding.

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