When you add chia to any liquid, it gels and thickens up. This is why it lends itself to making healthy pudding. A mixture of milk and chia seeds, stirred together and chilled in the fridge for 30 minutes, and you have instant pudding that's actually good for you!
Chia Chocolate Pudding
1/4 cup chia seeds
3/4 cup milk (I used almond milk)
2 Tablespoons hot chocolate mix
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 Tablespoon sweetener (sugar, stevia, or agave)
Combine all ingredients in a covered container. I used a mason jar. Stir well. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so.
My verdict: I used hot chocolate mix and found it maybe needed a little more flavor. I think the cocoa/sugar combo is the way to go. I might just top mine off with some extra chocolate.
As a side note, if you want to feel like a successful gardener, plant some mint. At the end of last summer, my Mom gave me a few mint plants she had transplanted from her garden. I left them in my car for an entire weekend, planted them when I got home, and watered a few times. Once, while weeding, I accidentally pulled one up, and just jammed it back in the ground. This spring, an explosion of mint plants came up, and I have more mint than I know what to do with!