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Mochaccino Chia Breakfast Pudding

I made this for Walker because he loves the taste of coffee and combined with chocolate... it is a match made in joyous heaven!Every single week I make some
Feb 9, 2016 | Joy McCarthy

I made this for Walker because he loves the taste of coffee and combined with chocolate... it is a match made in joyous heaven!

This is the perfect way to start your day. You really feel the difference starting your day with nourishing vitamins and minerals, protein and fat - that is exactly what you'll get in this pudding. Walker finds he gets a really clean energy from the addition of Greens+ Extra Energy. (Side note: I would totally use it too if I wasn't breastfeeding Vienna). However, I did sneak a spoonful and it is deeeelish!

And it's not just in his head...

Greens+ is clinically proven to increase energy and vitality.

In fact, research out of the University of Toronto found that after a few months of daily use not only did participants find their energy levels increased but also mental well-being improved. 

As per my usual recipe creation style, I like simple. So, if you're like me you might appreciate the simplicity of this recipe made with ingredients you probably have in your kitchen already.

Ma McCarthy made it and had it later in the evening and she was up until 2am - yikes! Here's the recipe. 

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  • 1 can 400 ml organic coconut milk, full fat
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp greens+ extra energy* (cappuccino flavour)
  • 2-4 tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup strawberries mashed
  • 2 tbsp mini chocolate chips
  1. Shake can of coconut milk before opening. This will help mix up the good fats that may have solidified.
  2. Combine coconut milk with chia seeds and water in a medium size bowl. Let sit overnight or for a few hours until it becomes pudding-like.
  3. Mix in raw cacao powder, greens+ extra energy and maple syrup.
  4. Give it a taste test and you can decide at this point how sweet you want it to be. Add more maple syrup if need be.
  5. Top with mashed strawberries and mini chocolate chips!


Please note, if you do not use full fat canned coconut milk you will likely get a different consistency so just keep this in mind if you use almond milk or any other kind of milk.
*If you don't have Greens+ extra energy and you still want the cappuccino taste you could mix in 1 shot of decaf espresso.
Serves 4

Wishing you joyous energy!


Ps. Have you seen my latest video on 6 Ways to Avoid the Afternoon Crash?

This post was created in partnership with Genuine Health, however all opinions are always my own. Read more about partnership ethos here.

Valerie   •   February 9, 2016

Hi there, Is greens + energy ok while breastfeeding? Thanks, Valerie

Joy McCarthy   •   February 9, 2016

Jessica   •   February 10, 2016

Oh my goodness, where has this recipe been all my life?! I cannot wait to try this, which I will do this weekend. Thanks for sharing, I will check in and let you know how I get on. Jessica


Kim Robinson   •   February 10, 2016

Hi Joy! Can you get the cacao powder at bulk food store? Also, is it good in smoothies etc?

Kate McDonald Walker   •   February 10, 2016

Elisa   •   February 10, 2016

I've been wanting to try this flavour of Greens extra energy for a while. I finally went out and got it, along with one of GH's vegan protein powders. I just put the coconut and chia seeds in the fridge! Looking forward to trying this in the morning :). Thanks for the recipe.


Elisa   •   February 11, 2016

This was amazing!!! And I have had so much energy this morning! How long will it stay good in the fridge for since there is a few servings?


Karli   •   February 11, 2016

Greetings from The Netherlands! This was AH-MAZE-ING! We shared it for dessert tonight with out toddler and covered it in rasberries, blueberries and banana. YUM! Also left out the greens + and chocolate chips, it was delicious without! Thank you! Loving your website x

Kate McDonald Walker   •   February 12, 2016

Michelle   •   February 13, 2016

This looks absolutely delicious, thank you! What size jar do you use for this (in the photo)? Is it a 500ml mason jar? Thank you Joy!

Joy McCarthy   •   February 15, 2016

Philippa   •   February 19, 2016

Hi Joy, I made this today. It's yummy with mix berries too. Once question though... how much is a serving?

Kate McDonald Walker   •   February 19, 2016

Elisa Llanos   •   April 2, 2016

Hi, for how long can I storage the chia seeds hidratated with the coconut milk in the fridge?

Heather Allen   •   April 4, 2016

Patricia Simioni   •   July 6, 2016

Hi Joy, Just wondering if you should leave the chia seeds with coconut milk and water overnight on the counter or should it stay overnight in the fridge so that it does not spoil? Love your recipes Pat

Heather Allen   •   July 6, 2016

Shweta Bhandare   •   January 26, 2019

Love this recipe. I used Garden of life greens and 2 tbsp maple syrup. I plan to make a batch and have it as dessert after lunch! Or 3 pm snack.

Joy McCarthy   •   January 27, 2019

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