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just better.® Recipe of the Week: Dark Chocolate Strawberry Chia Pudding

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Indulge in the rich flavors of dark chocolate and sweet strawberries with this nutritious and delicious chia pudding. Perfect for breakfast, a snack, or even a healthy dessert, this recipe combines the health benefits of chia seeds, dark chocolate, and strawberries with the added boost of just better.® Prebiotic Fiber.

Chia Seeds 

Chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, and essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. These tiny seeds are a nutritional superhero, providing a significant amount of nutrients with relatively few calories. 

Chia seeds are high in fiber, which aids digestion and helps keep you feeling full longer. Additionally, they contain a good balance of essential amino acids, making them a complete source of protein. Chia seeds support heart health, stabilize blood sugar levels, and provide a sustained source of energy. 

The omega-3 fatty acids in chia seeds reduce inflammation and improve heart health by lowering blood pressure and bad cholesterol levels. The high fiber content helps regulate blood sugar levels, preventing spikes and crashes. Additionally, chia seeds offer a steady energy boost, making them an excellent addition to your healthy meal plan! 

Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, particularly flavonoids, which help combat oxidative stress in the body. It also provides essential nutrients such as iron, magnesium, and fiber. Iron is crucial for transporting oxygen in the blood, magnesium supports muscle and nerve function, and fiber aids in digestion and maintaining a healthy gut microbiome. 

With a higher cocoa content, dark chocolate offers more nutritional benefits compared to milk chocolate, making it a healthier choice for chocolate lovers. 

Eating dark chocolate in moderation can significantly improve heart health, boost brain function, and reduce inflammation. The flavonoids in dark chocolate help lower blood pressure, improve blood flow to the brain and heart and reduce the risk of heart disease. 

Dark chocolate contains compounds that may enhance cognitive function and mood by increasing blood flow to the brain and stimulating the production of endorphins. Its anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce inflammation throughout the body. 


Strawberries are low in calories but packed with essential nutrients and antioxidants, making them a nutritious fruit. They are particularly rich in vitamins C and K. Vitamin C is crucial for the growth and repair of tissues in the body, while vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting and bone health. 

Strawberries are a great source of dietary fiber and are also high in antioxidants, especially anthocyanins, which give strawberries their vibrant color.

Strawberries are renowned for their ability to improve heart function, support brain health, and boost the immune system. The antioxidants in strawberries help protect the brain and may enhance cognitive function and memory. 

Strawberries also support heart health by reducing blood pressure and helping to prevent heart disease. Furthermore, their anti-inflammatory properties help lower the risk of chronic diseases by reducing inflammation throughout the body. 

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Dark Chocolate Strawberry Chia Pudding 


  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or any preferred milk)
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon 
  • 4 Tablespoons just better.® Prebiotic Fiber
  • 2-3 Tablespoons maple syrup, agave syrup, or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • Dark chocolate shavings for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare the Chocolate Mixture: In a small mixing bowl, sift the cocoa powder to reduce clumps. Add the maple syrup, ground cinnamon, salt, and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine.

  2. Incorporate the Milk: Gradually add a little dairy-free milk at a time to the chocolate mixture, whisking continuously until a smooth paste forms. Once the paste is smooth, add the remaining dairy-free milk and whisk until fully combined.

  3. Add just better.® Prebiotic Fiber: Stir in the just better.® Prebiotic Fiber and whisk thoroughly to ensure it is evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

  4. Add Chia Seeds: Stir in the chia seeds and whisk thoroughly to ensure they are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

  5. Refrigerate: Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight, or for at least 3-5 hours, until the mixture achieves a pudding-like consistency. **For best results, stir the mixture after it has been in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes to prevent clumping.

  6. Serve: Before serving, give the pudding a good stir. Divide the chia pudding into serving glasses or bowls. Top each serving with fresh or frozen strawberries. 

Serving Ideas:

  • Granola: Add a sprinkle of granola for some crunch.

  • Greek Yogurt: Add a dollop of Greek yogurt for extra creaminess and protein.

  • Dark Chocolate Shavings: Garnish with a few dark chocolate shavings for a decadent touch. 

  • Mint Leaves: Add a sprig of mint for a refreshing hint. 

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The Simplicity of Cooking with just better.® Prebiotic Fiber

Adding just better.® Prebiotic Fiber to your recipes is a breeze. It’s 100% dissolvable and flavorless, making it an effortless addition to any dish without altering the taste or texture.  

We hope you enjoy the combination of dark chocolate and strawberries in this nutritious chia pudding. Simple to make and powered by prebiotic fiber, this recipe satisfies your sweet tooth and supports your healthy living goals. 

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