Chocolate Chia Pudding. Help.

Followers of our facebook page will know that we've been trying to make a delicious chocolate pudding that is plant-based and devoid of gluten too.  We've been mucking about with various combinations of cacao powder for the flavour, chia for the consistency, and avocado for the mouthfeel.  It's pretty good except for the persistent muddy taste of chia.  

If there are any experienced chia users out there, can you help?  Here is the recipe so far:


2 tablespoons raw cacao powder, or dark cocoa powder
1 medium avocado, flesh only
8 tablespoons black chia seeds or ground chia seeds
4 tablespoons coconut sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 cups Palmerston's finest tap water

Blend it all up, divide it into 5 - 6 ramekins and chill overnight.  Dust with grated chocolate.

Options: line the ramekins with chopped almonds; put dried cherries in the mix; forget the pudding, put the avocado on toast and eat the chocolate.