Chocolate Chia Pudding

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Chocolate Chia Pudding - a healthy dessert!

I’ve been enjoying Chia seeds lately. Like my flax seeds, you won’t specifically find Chia on any of the cycle food lists, but they are classified as “seeds” under Cycle 3 of the 17 Day Diet.

However, they are so full of healthful benefits, that I personally feel they are just fine to use on all cycles, but make sure you feel comfortable with that decision.

Chia seeds have so many health benefits, I’m not sure why you wouldn’t want to include them in your daily diet routine. 

They are full of fiber, full of protein and healthy fats (just to name a few).

Chia seeds are full of healthy benefits!

The fun part about chia seeds, is when they come in contact liquid for a period of time, the seeds swell up and make a great pudding type of mixture.

You can experiment with all types of flavors.

So if you’re feeling like having a fruity chia pudding, consider mashing up a few strawberries and adding them to your pudding mixture.

Or if you’re having a hankering for chocolate, use this recipe!

Which Cycle Can I Use Chia Seeds?

You won’t find Chia seeds on any of the cycle food lists, but they are classified as “seeds” for Cycle 3. This means they’re to be used as a healthy fat, especially if you’re sticking by the book.

However, I personally feel they are very healthy and can be used on any cycle if you’re wanting to try this recipe earlier than cycle 3.

Like any customization of the diet, if you find that your weight loss is going slowly, omit the ingredient you think might be causing the problem to see how it might affect your diet.

Here are my thoughts and suggestions for the Chocolate Chia pudding for each cycle.

Chocolate Chia Pudding in Cycles 1 and 2

As I mention above, chia seeds are a healthy fat approved for Cycle 3. 

I think there are a lot of healthy benefits to chia seeds, so I personally am comfortable using them during all cycles. 

If you want to give this pudding a shot in Cycle 2 or 3, but you want to stick by the book when it comes to milk (or the dairy free variety), then use Low-fat acidophilus milk. 

Chia Pudding During Cycle 3

During Cycle 3 you’re allowed non-dairy milk such as almond, rice or soy. The chia seeds are approved this cycle, so enjoy!

Other Healthy Dessert Recipes 

If you enjoy Ann’s Creamy Fruit Freeze (aka healthy frozen yogurt), you might want to try these other healthy dessert recipe ideas:

If you decide to make this Chocolate Chia Pudding, I’d love it if you’d come back to review the recipe below.

If you’re on social media, make sure you tag me @17ddblog with your picture of your creation! Enjoy!

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Here’s the simple recipe for you to start having fun with different flavor combinations!

Chocolate Chia Pudding
Yield: 2-3 Servings

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes

Chocolate Chia Pudding is perfect to curb your sweet tooth!



  1. Place all ingredients inside a small mason jar with an air tight lid and shake until the ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
  2. Let sit in the refrigerator overnight or until Chia Seeds have absorbed majority of milk and have a pudding-like consistency.
  3. When pudding is ready after the chia seeds have fully absorbed the liquid, gently shake to make sure the mixture is fully incorporated.
  4. Top with your favorite fruit.


You may want to monitor the pudding every few hours to shake up the mixture to make sure the cocoa is fully incorporated.

Approved for Cycles 3 and 4. See post for my thoughts on Cycles 1 and 2.

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  1. Im currently on the end of day 4 of cycle 1 and i subbed acidophilus milk with unsweetened almond milk twice to make a smoothie with greek yogurt and whey i allowed to drink unsweetened almond milk nd have whey on cycle 1? The book said that whey protein is beneficial on this diet so i assumed it would be ok…?


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