chocolate pudding

 Hi Warriors,


How are you? 


It is freezing cold here in Pennsylvania foot-in-mouth .


A trip to Florida is looking tempting right about now!



So, today I have a simple, quick, and chocolaty yummy recipe to share with you that is calcium-rich.



As you may know, Prednisone is an enemy to our bones. 


I, for one, have had a sharp decline in my bone mass since I started on the "Roids", causing moderate to severe Osteoporosis.



As discouraging as this is, I know that I have to keep fighting to keep my bones as healthy as I can.


Therefore, I spend a lot of time trying to incorporate calcium into my diet (a subject for another day). 


My sister shared a great snack and dessert recipe that accomplishes this goal well.  Thanks, Lori!



If you have spent any time investigating calcium sources, you will find that Chia Seeds supply a great non-dairy amount of calcium.


Chia seeds are a super healthy additive to your diet.  Read here to find out why.


I have used Chia Seeds on salads, in smoothies, and as a thickener for soups.  But as a dessert, I could not imagine that it would be very tasty.


However, I was wrong.


Pudding made from Chia Seeds can be quite delicious!



So without further adieu, here is the recipe for Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding.


Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding


Just so you know, I used (hot) almond milk instead of water to make this recipe higher in calcium.  I like to use a little less fluid than is called for in this recipe.  I use 1 1/2 cups hot milk (instead of the 2 cups recommended).  I also am not a fan of Stevia, so I substitute pure honey or maple syrup (I use 1/4 cup).  Recently, I exchanged frozen (thawed and drained) cherries for the dried apricots, and it was delish!


I hope that you enjoy it as much as we do!


Bon Appetit!