February 28, 2014

Pomegranate Chocolate Chia Pudding

Pomegranate Chocolate Chia Pudding
I'll promise I'll stop with these avocado+chocolate+chia puddings. I just had to share this very last one.
Then I’ll stop.

But you see, the other day I made pomegranate juice and wanted to do something else with it besides - you know - drink it, making smoothies, cocktails or popsicles (yes people, I make popsicles!)

Pomegranate Chocolate Chia Pudding
I had a recipe for a solid BBQ sauce made with pomegranate juice. I’ve looked for it everywhere but can’t seem to find it. I know it will pop up one day, until then no Pomegranate BBQ sauce.
I’ve baked with pomegranate juice in the past, but just to find out that it doesn’t yield great results. The great pomegranate flavor tends to get lost in the other ingredients and the color turns a rather dull shade of brown.
So I went with what I’m comfortable with, and mixed it with avocado, chocolate and chia and hoped, hoped for that it would work - just as orange juice did.
Pomegranate Chocolate Chia Pudding
I guess you could say it was one of those a-ha moments.
The ruby-red elixir adds a sweet-tart something to the pudding. I don’t know what it is; it’s an effortless, elusive flavor that makes the chocolate and the avocado shine.
The result is a fresh, smooth, rich, decadent and healthy, oh so healthy pudding.
It’s nothing but the combination of superfoods; no matter the angle you look at it from, it’s still good for you!
Pomegranate Chocolate Chia Pudding
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Ingredients 
Serves 2

¾ cup pomegranate juice (make it home with this recipe)
2 tablespoons honey (or maple syrup)
1 ripe avocado (I used Hass)
½ cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon chia seeds

Directions

In a blender (or food processor) combine pomegranate juice, honey (or maple syrup), avocado, cocoa and chia seeds. 
Blend until smooth and silky — you may need to stop the blender and mix with a spoon from time to time, to help the blending process.
Divide pudding among ramekins/cups and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (this allows the chia to thicken). 
Top with pomegranate arils before serving.

Nutrition facts

One serving yields 310 calories, 15 grams of fat, 50 grams of carbs and 7 grams of protein.

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22 comments:

  1. I, for one, can never have enough "avocado+chocolate+chia puddings" so keep em coming!
    This one is stunning - and looks simply decadent!
    Thanks for sharing this one Mike - this one is so healthy - it could be breakfast! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Legend is built one more time.

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  3. Yum! I've never even tried pomegranate juice, but this recipe makes me want to! I almost bought some the other day to use as a food coloring, but I didn't know what I'd do with the remainder. Now I know! :-)

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    1. Pomegranate juice is the best Lauren, you should totally try it. Delicious and so healthy!

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    1. There's one left in the fridge, you can have it if you want it!

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  5. This looks SO GOOD. All my favourite things and it's healthy. How is this so?!?! ;)
    Julia :) xxx

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    1. I know, right? Healthy and delicious, it doesn't get much better than this ;)

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  6. I don't think there's such thing as "too many avocado chocolate pudding recipes", so keep them coming! This one looks amazing, and the pomegranate juice must be a brilliant addition. I'm so eager to try it.
    Enjoy your weekend! xx

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  7. This looks amazing, now I have to go out and buy a few more avocadoes. Oh darn :)

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    1. LOL Cheri...you should always buy loads of avocados, there's never enough of it!

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  8. Can I have one, please?

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  9. Love all your chocolate chia puddings. Pomegranate or orange, don't know which one to try first!

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  10. Oh man... I think I'm gonna have to stop coming here for the next month or so. I just remembered my last Whole30 and how you made it super tough for me by posting all those decadent cookie and dessert recipes on purpose, just to torment and torture me.

    And so it begins again. My god does this look good. :/

    See you in thirty days (or tomorrow... yeah, you know I can resist you!)

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    1. What I know is that you CAN'T resist me Sonia, and that's a fact! ;)

      About the Whole30, you're badass woman, real badass!

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  11. This looks absolutely delicious! Love pomegranates, beautiful fruit.

    http://lifeandcity.tumblr.com

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  12. Sweet! This looks really good... my wife is on a big pomegranate kick so I'm guessing I should step up and make this for her, haha. Loving the pudding recipes man, keep 'em coming! And totally share that BBQ sauce recipe if you find it!

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