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Chocolate Chia "Budino"

A budino is a decadent, delicious custard-based Italian dessert - and this is my healthy spin on it. Chia seeds and coconut yogurt (but regular yogurt works too!) work together to make this luxuriously rich pudding that's chalk-full of healthy superfoods. This is a dessert you'll really feel good about eating!

Chocolate Chia "Budino"

"Chocolate Chia \"Budino\""



Prep Time

5 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

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  • 1/4 cup good quality unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3/4 cup coconut yogurt, (COYO dairy free preferred)
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • Chopped chocolate covered almonds and whole raspberries to serve


  1. In a medium bowl whisk together the cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla, salt, almond milk and yogurt until smooth. Stir in the chia seeds. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or until thickened to the consistency of pudding. Serve topped with the chocolate almonds and raspberries



per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
16 grams
3 grams
4 grams
Saturated Fat
1 grams
Trans Fat
1 grams
48 milligrams
5 grams
8 grams
Unsaturated Fat
3 grams
dairy free
gluten free

4 reviews & comments

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    Pam Phelps

    This is the perfect go to for me to have ready in the fridge when I want a little dessert. I keep coming back to this recipe because it is so nutritious and super delicious too. When I’m being extra carb conscious, I use a monk fruit maple syrup or other sweetener and it works just great.

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    Bonnie Papajohn

    WOW, this is so simple and so delicious! Big hit!!

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    Alik Kantarci

    Looks good. When you say you can use regular yogurt, can you use Greek yogurt?

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    Cindy O’Connor

    I made this and it was delicious

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