A pudding so simple and nutritious that it can easily be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert. Chia pudding has the texture of tapioca, subtle sweetness of maple, and is enhanced with your favorite fruit and nut butter toppings.
When it comes to food, I totally go through phases. Of course, there are foods that will never get old to me (peanut butter, oatmeal, bananas, lettuce, spinach….) but there are some that come on strong from time to time and then tend to fizzle.
Chia seeds are one of those foods for me.
I love chia seeds because of their amazing ability to soak up liquids. That makes them wonderful for making chia pudding (a dessert/treat with tapioca-like consistency), making chia jam, and replacing eggs in baking.
Chia seeds come from a plant in the mint family, are a great source of omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, zinc, magnesium, calcium, and iron. There isn’t a ton of research out there right now discussing the benefits of chia seeds, but this is something researchers are working on.
A two tablespoon serving is considered low FODMAP, they are naturally gluten free and fit into most eating styles.
So, what’s in the pudding?
- Chia seeds
- Flax meal
- Almond milk (or the milk of your choice)
- Vanilla extract
- Maple syrup
I love topping mine with sliced banana, nut butter, frozen fruit or cacao nibs…but seriously the options are endless.
Chia pudding is a delicious dessert, snack or even breakfast. Especially with the toppings, I find chia pudding to be extremely filling so Brian and I like to eat it on days when we get up early to go to the mountains. One thing to note: If you are having this chia pudding as a meal, consider enjoying the entire recipe rather than dividing it by 2.Breakfast, snack, dessert? You name it with this healthy and delicious chia pudding! Click To Tweet
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- 3 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp flax meal
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1½ tsp maple syrup
- Toppings, optional (nuts, nut butter, cacao nibs, frozen fruit, banana)
- Place the chia, flax meal, almond milk, vanilla, and maple syrup in a bowl. Stir until combined.
- Cover and place in the refrigerator for 3+ hours.
- Top with desired toppings and enjoy!
**Nutrition information calculated without toppings.
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