Easy Strawberries & Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe made with Real California milk and layered with strawberries for a delicious and nutritious treat. No cooking required! And this recipe only calls for a handful of ingredients.
I originally read Born to Run a little after it first came out way back in 2012. But, I bought it on Audible last week to listen to while running. It had been so long since I read the book that it was like a new story! I’ll talk about the book another day but I mention it because that’s where I first heard about chia seeds.
The book is about a tribe of super runners and one of their staple foods is a drink made with chia seeds. The author credits the seeds with giving them a ton of nutrition on the go.
And if you’ve been following RER for a while, you know that another runner super food I love is… chocolate milk! California dairy is a healthy source of protein and the combination of protein and carbs in chocolate milk is great for a post-workout recovery snack. Plus, it’s delicious.
So, I figured – if I put together chocolate milk and chia seeds… it’ll combine to make a super snack that will help fuel you for running and taste like dessert.
It really is good and it’s so easy to make! Try it out and let me know if you feel like you can keep up with the super runners in the book after eating it. Make sure to look for the Real California Milk seal when at the grocery store so you know you’re getting quality, sustainable ingredients made by real people.
Easy Chocolate Chia Pudding with Strawberries Recipe
2 cupsChocolate Milk
1/2 cup chia seeds
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
1 cup sliced strawberries
optional: whipped cream and chocolate chips
Combine chocolate milk, chia seeds and vanilla extract (if using).
Mix well, cover and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours OR overnight.
The mixture will set and thicken. When you’re ready to serve – stir and layer chia pudding and strawberries.
Top with whipped cream and chocolate chips.
For more recipes and information check out the Real California Milk website.
This post is in partnership with Real California Milk. All opinions are my own.