This easy and delicious paleo mocha chia pudding is a healthy treat worth getting out of bed for! With only real food ingredients, and naturally sweetened, it’s a wonderful thing to wake up to.
That celiac life.
As if mornings aren’t hard enough, I happen to be the only person in my family who can’t eat “normal” gluten-free food. Since I usually end up making two different breakfasts, I usually have to get creative. I’m sure plenty of you understand and know what I mean.
One of my favorite “I can’t eat what you’re eating” breakfasts is chia pudding. It’s easy to make and soooo delicious. At least if you love pudding… and chia seeds. Both of which I happen to enjoy.
Dessert for breakfast.
In fact, chia pudding is such a delicious treat to me, that I make it as treat-like as possible, whenever possible. Like making it taste like eggnog… or a mocha.
This paleo mocha chia pudding is 100% like eating a dessert for breakfast! And if you would rather eat it as a dessert after a meal, that’s fine by me. But I prefer to eat my dessert in the morning so that I have all day to… uh… wear it off.
Not that chia pudding needs to be worn off. 😉 The coffee in it might, though.
A new convert.
Yes, one thing that makes this mocha chia pudding a better breakfast that dessert later on is the coffee. I don’t know about you, but I cannot have coffee after around 3 or 4 or I’m gonna be up waaaayyyy too late for my own good. Or anybody else’s good.
I haven’t been drinking coffee very long, just since being pregnant with #6, actually. It never seemed to help wake me up before now. But boy oh boy, it sure helps me when I’m pregnant! And thanks to the healing I’ve done on the GAPS Intro Diet, it no longer affects me negatively, like it used to.
Yeah, I used to be allergic coffee. If you can’t handle it either, I’m sure this would taste great with an herbal coffee blend. Otherwise, enjoy the caffeinated kick in the morning! Or make it with decaf….
Paleo mocha chia pudding.
The ingredients for this chia pudding are really super simple. Chia seeds, coconut milk, coffee, honey. That’s about all you need. I do like to add in a little Himalayan salt for added minerals, and some kosher, non-GMO gelatin from Perfect Supplements for an added protein-boost, but it’s totally not necessary.
I get my chia seeds, cocoa powder, and vanilla from Azure Standard. Their products are all super high-quality, and I love that their cocoa powder is organic and fair-trade! And it’s cheaper than Walmart…
More paleo breakfast favorites.
Need more delicious reasons to wake up? Try these…
- Peanut Butter Mocha Smoothie
- Personal Pan Dark Chocolate Paleo Breakfast Brownie
- Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl
- Eggnog Chia Pudding
- Easy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
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Easy Paleo Mocha Chia Pudding
Free of gluten, grain, dairy, eggs, and refined sugar.
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (I love this organic fair-trade stuff!)
- 1/2 teaspoon grass-fed gelatin (this is optional)
- dash sea salt
- 1/2 cup organic coffee
- 1/2 cup coconut milk (I used my homemade coconut milk)
- 3-4 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (I love to use my homemade stuff, or Azure Standard’s)
In a pint-sized jar, whisk together dry chia seeds, cocoa powder, salt, and gelatin, if using.
Stir in remaining ingredients, cover, and stick in the fridge for about 8 hours.
Mix well, sprinkle with shredded chocolate, if desired (why not?) and enjoy!
If you don’t want to wait overnight to eat this mocha chia pudding, you can just stir it every 5 or so minutes until it’s thickened to your desired texture.