Recipe (and a Giveaway!): Chocolate-Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate-Chia Seed Pudding from Weeknight Cooking for Two | Freckled Italian

I don't know about you guys, but this extra-long holiday weekend really wore me out! It took me a little bit longer than usual to get back into the swing of things, but I couldn't resist sharing my friend Kenzie of Cave Girl in the City's newest book with you! Weeknight Cooking for Two is full of delicious, perfectly-portioned meals that come together in 30 minutes or less--perfect for weeknights, especially ones like these right after a holiday.

I can't wait to dig into this chocolate-chia seed pudding (I love that you can make it ahead of time and that it doesn't require any cooking! Win-win.) Check out the recipe below, and make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post for a chance to win your own copy of the book! It's available now for pre-order and releases on July 18th. Congrats, Kenzie!

Chocolate-Chia Seed Pudding from Weeknight Cooking for Two


  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • sea salt
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the cocoa powder, chia seeds, maple syrup, and almond milk. Add a pinch of sea salt and whisk until well combined and the cocoa powder has dissolved.
  2. Divide the pudding into two jars, cover, and place in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes or until the pudding reaches desired consistency.
  3. Top with blueberries and serve.