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Choc-Berry Layered Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are a staple in my kitchen, and for good reason. They are packed with so much nutrition that helps sustain energy, boost digestion and detoxify the body. Plus they’re really versatile, and can be eaten soaked (so they become gel-like) in puddings, desserts and smoothies, or as they are to add crunch to salads, sprinkled over chicken or fish, in baked goods or even on a bowl of fresh fruit.

This dessert or breakfast (or let’s face it – mid afternoon snack) is packed with so much nourishment for your body, quite frankly you can have it any damn time you please! The sweetness in the recipe comes purely from berries and bee pollen – no sugar added, and the coconut milk and flakes are full of healthy fats that will keep you full and satisfied longer. Not to mention the protein and fibre packed into those chia seeds!


Why it’s good for you:

  • About two tablespoons of chia seeds packs 4.4 grams of protein, 5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids, and a whopping 11 grams of fibre. They’re also high in several key minerals, like calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium. Among their laundry list of health benefits you’ll find an immune system boost, bone health support, improved hair, skin, and nails, reduction in inflammation and healthy digestion and detoxification.
  • Coconut is high in fatty acids that are easier to digest and less likely stored as fat in the body. Coconut water contains twice as much as potassium as bananas, which is an electrolyte that facilitates cellular cleansing.
  • Raspberries are an excellent source of both vitamin C and fibre which are critical for supporting the body’s natural detoxification process. They are also full of antioxidants that help protect your cells from free radical damage (which can lead to premature ageing and increased risk of cancer).
  • Bee Pollen is more rich in proteins than any animal source of equal weight – which is mind blowing! It’s also a good source of protein, vitamins, minerals and enzymes and has been used for centuries to help boost energy, improve digestion, fight acne and depression and has been linked to improved fertility and libido.

I told you this recipe was a nutrition-packed powerhouse! I hope you enjoy my totally guilt-free, Choc-Berry Layered Chia Pudding Recipe. 


Choc-Berry Layered Chia Pudding
Serves 2
This completely guilt-free, anytime dessert is packed full of so many vital nutrients your body needs to function optimally. It not only taste delicious, it's simple to throw together and will keep you feeling satisfied for hours. So dig in!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
2 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
2 hr
For the Pudding
  1. 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk (canned or homemade)
  2. 1 cup coconut water
  3. 1/4 cup frozen berries
  4. 1/2 cup chia seeds
  5. 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
  6. 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
  7. 1 tsp ground bee pollen
For the Fresh Berry Layer
  1. 1 punnet of fresh raspberries
  2. 1/2 punnet of fresh strawberries
  3. 4-6 tsp bee pollen
  4. 6-8 tsp unsweetened shredded coconut
For the Pudding
  1. Blend frozen berries, coconut milk and water in a blender until smooth.
  2. Add to a medium sized bowl with chia seeds, vanilla powder, cacao and bee pollen and whisk until the chia seeds start to plump up.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours, or overnight.
For the Fresh Berry Layer
  1. When the pudding is set, chop fresh berries into small pieces and combine.
  2. Next, in a glass or jar start layering the dessert starting with 1/2 the berry mixture. Top the berries with a sprinkle of bee pollen and shredded coconut, then add 1/2 of the chocolate pudding mixture. Follow with the remaining 1/2 of the berries, a sprinkle of bee pollen and coconut and finally the last 1/2 of the chocolate pudding.
  3. Decorate with remaining bee pollen, shredded coconut and whole fresh raspberries.
  1. I personally find this sweet enough, but you could always add a couple of drops of liquid stevia to taste when whisking the chia seeds if you find the chocolate pudding isn't quite sweet enough for you. You will find that the less refined sugar in your diet, the sweeter everything will start to taste naturally and you'll start to crave less of it.
  2. The amount of berries will depend on the size of the berries, as well as the size of the glass you're using so you may need to use more.
  3. If you find the pudding is a little dry when you go to assemble the dessert (this will depend on how long it's been in the fridge) you can just add a little more coconut water and stir well.
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