Add all your the ingredients, starting with 4 tablespoons sweetener, to a large bowl and mix until thoroughly combined. Sweeten to taste and refrigerate until thickened, 3 hours to overnight (preferably!). Thin it out, if necessary & to taste, with more almond milk or water as needed.
If the texture whole is not your thing, feel free to blend it until silky smooth! Or use powdered chia seeds from the start.
Oh, and feel free to sprinkle it with Himalayan pink salt right before serving, an ideal way to include this salt into your diet.
Keep this chocolate chia pudding, refrigerated in an airtight container, for up to 3 days.
If using xylitol, make sure to be careful if you have a pup around the house, as it’s highly toxic to the little guys! 🐕*If peppermint is not your thing, feel free to sub with vanilla extract (or even almond or orange!).