I’m a firm believer that food is medicine. But medicine doesn’t always have to taste bad!

One bright and colourful food commonly used in many delicious Mediterranean dishes adds a ton of flavour and has many health benefits as well.

It’s called turmeric!

Studies have shown turmeric has potent anti-inflammatory properties that can help relieve swelling and pain and may reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. That’s what you call good medicine.

This anti-inflammatory recipe for Spiced Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding uses Turmeric. While it takes a bit of time to make this treat, rest assured, it’s well worth the investment.

It will keep well in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

This pudding is great to make the night before stored in small mason jars and ready to serve the following day.

Spiced Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Prep Time: 3 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Servings: 4


  • 2 cans full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup (can substitute for raw honey or stevia)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 cup blueberries or shredded coconut


  1. Place all ingredients, except for the blueberries or coconut, in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Cover and chill in the fridge at least 5 hours to thicken.
  3. Pour into dessert cups or small mason jars, top with blueberries or coconut and enjoy!

What’s your favorite type of pudding? Do you add toppings to yours?

I have put together a great Anti-Inflammatory Food Guide which provides you with a list of foods that help relieve swelling, pain, and aches caused by inflammation. Mine is hung on my fridge!

Anita Duwel
Certified Holistic Nutrition Coach
Certified Workplace Wellness Consultant
https://www.facebook.com/groups/anitasagingwithvitality/  (40 and over)

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