chocolate chia pud papaya boats

recipe  8th September 2017 by

Guest blogger Mairi shows us how to make her favourite chia pudding using her own homemade chocolate almond milk. Enjoy on its own or in a super simple papaya boat!

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Papaya boat full of chia pudding for breakfast - chia puddings are perfect to make the night before!

Mairi, guest blogger
papaya boat


  • 1 cup blanched almonds
  • 4 cup water
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 chopped dates
  • 14 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 papaya


Soak 1 cup almonds overnight. Rinse and then blend together with 1 litre water and 4 tbsp cacao powder and 2 Medjoul dates (or make up part of the liquid with any date soaking water).

Once it is well blended strain through a nut milk bag and store in bottles in the fridge - this is your chocolate almond milk.

Mix 1/4 cup chia seeds, 1 tbsp agave and 3/4 cup of the chocolate almond milk and let it sit for about 20 mins for the chia seeds to absorb the milk. I like to stir mine a couple of times to break up any lumps.

Peel a ripe papaya and cut in half, scoop out the seeds and use as a tropical tasty bowl to serve your chocolate chia pudding. I've topped mine with strawberries, dragon fruit and edible flowers.


By Mairi, guest blogger.

Vegan recipe creator Mairi Rivers specialises in plant-based recipes for athletes, and takes the most beautiful photos! Follow her on instagram at @gingervegan

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