Every Monday, I prepare the week’s gluten-free, dairy-free meal plan for our glorious group of meal planning ninjas. They’re not actually ninjas, but after a couple of weeks on the meal plans, many have reported feeling like they could become a ninja, if the opportunity arose.
I am guessing it has something to do with all of the extra energy coursing through their bodies when they get on a solid meal plan that just… works for their lives and their bodies (hurray!)
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A lot of the meal plan subscribers (aka ninjas *wink*) have told me that the chocolate pudding recipe that I shared with them a couple of months ago was an absolute treat. Originally, it was made with a dairy-free mixture of full-fat coconut milk and non-dairy yogurt, but when it came time to create a new round of recipes for my friends at Happy Days Goat Dairy, I decided to take a twist on your favorite dairy-free pudding and make it with goat yogurt instead.
The result was pure bliss.
It is chia pudding, but the pudding is blended so that there are no visible chia seeds. The chia acts like gelatin – making the pudding firm and very pudding-like, and is guaranteed to entice even the most opinionated chia pudding skeptic.
Can’t handle regular dairy? Using goat milk helps with the digestibility of this dessert.
Can’t do goat dairy? No worries, just replace the yogurt with your favorite non-dairy yogurt. Easy.
To print, email or text this recipe, click here.Print Chocolate Orange Pudding Author: Leanne Vogel Recipe type: Vegan (option), Gluten-free, Dairy-free (option), Refined sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Egg-free Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Serves: 2 Chia seeds are used as a thickener in this healthy chocolate pudding recipe. Ingredients
- ⅔ cup fresh orange juice
- ⅓ cup coconut sugar or demerara sugar or brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 cup Happy Days Dairies Plain Goat Yogurt – see note
- 2 slices fresh orange, optional
- Dark chocolate shavings, optional
- In a small saucepan, add orange juice, sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Heat on medium-low heat, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved. About 3 minutes.
- Set aside and allow to cool for a couple of minutes.
- Pour into the jug of your high-powered blender or food processor. Add chia seeds and yogurt. Blend on high for 30 seconds, until incredibly smooth.
- Transfer mixture to a bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight, for at least 12 hours.
- When serving, add orange slices and shaved chocolate, if desired.
Notes Yogurt: to make dairy-free or vegan, simply use your favorite non-dairy yogurt! 3.2.2124
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In a small saucepan, add orange juice, sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Heat on medium-low heat, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved. About 3 minutes.
Set aside and allow to cool for a couple of minutes.
Pour into the jug of your high-powered blender or food processor. Add chia seeds and yogurt. Blend on high for 30 seconds, until incredibly smooth.
Transfer mixture to a bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight, for at least 12 hours.
When serving, add orange slices and shaved chocolate, if desired.
I created 3 other healthy recipes for Happy Days Goat Dairy this month:
these Grain-free, White Cheddar Crackers…
this Whipped Feta….
and last, but certainly not least (my Mom LOVED this recipe!) a delicious batch of my 4-Ingredient Garlic Mashed Mockpotatoes.
I would love to know — if you had all the time in the world and your eating style (meals, snacks, everything), 100% worked for you all the time… what would your life be like?
Are you living it right now?
I want to hear about it!
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