In a mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup of chia seeds with 1 cup of your favorite milk (dairy or plant-based).
Add 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder to the mixture for a rich chocolate flavor.
Sweeten the pudding to taste by adding 2-3 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey.
Whisk the ingredients thoroughly to ensure the chia seeds are evenly distributed and prevent clumping.
Let the mixture sit for a few minutes, then whisk again to break up any clumps that may have formed.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
After the pudding has set, give it a good stir to achieve a creamy consistency.
If the pudding is too thick, you can add a little more milk until it reaches your desired texture.
Serve the chocolate chia seed pudding in individual jars or bowls, and top with your favorite toppings like berries, sliced bananas, or chopped nuts.
Enjoy a delicious and nutritious chocolate chia seed pudding that's perfect for a quick and satisfying breakfast or a guilt-free dessert!