This post was updated on March 2nd, 2023
Even though I don’t include dessert recipes in the meal plans for my free 30-Day PCOS Diet Challenge, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them from time to time! There are plenty of delicious alternatives out there, and here is a great solution for anyone who is missing chocolate pudding.
Chia seeds are the super healthy ingredient here that really brings this recipe into the PCOS-friendly kingdom. As well as making the pudding nice and filling, chia seeds are one of the few non-seafood foods that have a high ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acids (only flaxseeds have a better fat profile). They also top the list of high fiber foods coming in at a whopping 34%!
Here’s everything you’ll need to make this PCOS-friendly chocolate pudding:
- Almond milk
- Chia seeds
- Cacao powder
- Ground Ceylon cinnamon
- Vanilla extract
As a bonus, this dessert is absolutely amazing for your gut health as any regular chia seed connoisseur will attest to.
P.S. If you are struggling to make the switch to a PCOS diet, I run a free 30-Day PCOS Diet Challenge every quarter which is the perfect way to really kickstart your health transformation. This live event includes weekly meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, and video lessons, all within a supportive community environment. However, if this recipe has inspired you and you want to get started right away, then I recommend downloading my free 3-Day PCOS Diet Meal Plan as well. It’s a 15-page PDF ebook that contains some of my most popular PCOS recipes, a shopping list ready to go, and some additional information about how to use food to heal your PCOS.
This PCOS dessert checks all the boxes – tasty, filling, and nutritious!
Chocolate Chia Pudding (PCOS-Friendly)
Chia seeds are the super healthy ingredient here that really brings this recipe into the PCOS-friendly kingdom.
- 1 3/4 cup Almond milk
- 1/2 cup Chia seeds
- 1/4 cup Cacao powder
- 1/2 tsp Ground Ceylon cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp Salt
- 2 Dates (pits removed)
- Add all ingredients, apart from the dates, into a bowl. Whisk well to combine.
- Cover and refrigerate for 3-5 hours until the consistency resembles pudding.
- Add to a blender with the dates and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Served chilled with some nuts, berries, and coconut whipped cream.
You can also make this without a blender by skipping step 3, and sweetening with a little bit of stevia or raw honey instead of the dates.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 78mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 10gSugar: 5gProtein: 6g
Please note that the nutrition information above isn’t always 100% accurate.
Since 2010, Kym Campbell has used evidence-based diet and lifestyle interventions to manage her PCOS. After getting her symptoms under control and falling pregnant naturally, Kym now advocates for dietary change as part of any PCOS treatment plan. Combining rigorous science and clinical advice with a pragmatic approach to habit change, Kym is on a mission to show other women how to take back control of their health and fertility. Read more about Kym and her team here.
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