Chia Pudding: Recipe

I decided to finally see what all the fuss is about with chia pudding. It is all over my radar: my Food & Nutrition Magazine, and the various forms of social media. 

With recently moving and not having all of my kitchen utensils and specialty items (I.e. Chia seeds) until very recently- I haven’t been trying a lot of new things until very recently. 

So chia pudding is great. It’s sweet with still giving you nutritional value. It’s vegan, gluten free- I mean I think it’s technically paleo if you’re into all the labels- bottom line is its phenom, and it packs a really big punch of nutrition. 

Here is what you need:

2 cups unsweetened almond or coconut milk 

1/2 tsp vanilla or 3-4 drops liquid stevia

1 tbsp honey

1/2 cup chia seeds

Cinnamon to taste 

**This is what gives you the chia base. And literally just gently whisk everything together.

To add fruit purée just put 1-1 1/2 cups fruit with 1/4 c water in a blender, mix until smooth.

Put the fruit in the bottom of the bowls- I like to layer them, I think it looks pretty. Then added the chia base on top.

This makes two servings 

Calories: 347

Total Fat: 14g

Monounsaturated Fats: 2 g

Polyunsaturated Fats: 10 g (there are those omega 3’s!!!)

Sodium: 161 mg

Potassium: 281 mg

Total Carb: 42 g

Sugars 19 g

Protein: 13 g
Moving forward I don’t think the honey is totally necessary if you opt to use stevia (as I did, along with vanilla and cinnamon). Cutting that out and/or down will also lower the carbs and sugar. 

This took me 5-10 minutes of total prep time. I put the bowls in the refrigerator over night and in the morning I had some majestic chia pudding.

So go make some. If you do smaller portions it would be a great snack, larger portions can obviously be used for meals. For more protein, dissolve some protein powder in the milk, then add the chia seed and other ingredients. 


    1. My rule of thumb is prepared/cooked foods are good for 5-7 days. The only wild card would be the fruit- I would maybe just top the pudding with fruit instead of adding it all together like I did.

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