Chocolate Chia Recovery Pudding

What could be better after a long race, workout or just for all you weekend warriors? The goal of a post meal run is the following 6 things: 1. Rehydration 2. Protein Synthesis, 3. Muscle Glycogen (reserves of energy) restoration,  4. Reduction of Inflammation , 5. Collagen & Soft Tissue Repair and 6. Hormone Support.  This recipe gives you all of that in a treat! The richness of chocolate with the fibre rich chia seeds! Chia seeds are 40% fiber by weight and can absorb 10-12 times their weight in water which helps to maintain hydration levels as well as post-race cravings. The omega-3 rich tiny seeds also help to reduce inflammation and provide fuel for glycogen and protein to help with muscle repair. Chocolate is great of course because you all deserve a kick of serotonin to continue to boost that runners high! Vitamin C rich berries work towards repairing collagen to restore soft tissue. So kick up your heels and enjoy this well deserved Power Food 101 Recipe!

Power Food: Chia Seeds

Prep. Time: 10 min. | Cook Time: 0 min | Total Time: 10 min. + 20 min. wait time | Serves: 2 |Serving Size: 1 cup   |  Free From: Gluten, Dairy, Soy



  • 1 cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk  (i.e. coconut, hemp or quinoa milk)
  • ¼ cup+ chia seeds
  • 2-3 drops stevia liquid or 1 tsp. honey, raw
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract, pure
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • toppings of choice: granola, pieces of chocolate & berries!
  • 2 sprigs of mint to garnish

For even more chocolate add 2 Tbsp. cacao or cocoa powder (optional)



  1. Add almond milk, chia seeds, stevia, vanilla, and cinnamon to a small bowl. Add cacao or cocoa powder if desired. Mix well and allow to sit for 20 minutes + to thicken, stirring half way in between.
  2. Top with your favourite toppings like granola, chocolate pieces and berries!


Nutritional Facts (with granola, chocolate & berries) : Calories 301.9 | Total Fat 14.3 g | Saturated Fat 1.7 g  | Monounsaturated Fat  3.2 g |   Polyunsaturated Fat  2.8 g |  Cholesterol 0 g |  Sodium  111.2 mg  | Potassium 341.9 mg |  Total Carbohydrate  40.3 g |  Natural Sugar 11.9 g  |  Dietary Fiber 16.7 g  | Protein  9.7 g  | * Manganese 73.7 %|  *Vitamin E 44.7 % | *Calcium 30.6 % *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.



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