Sweet Fix: Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Ever have an insatiable sweet craving that just won’t quit? This is the perfect solution: Chia Seed Pudding. I’m sure you all remember “Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia!” commercials–yes, these are those seeds. Who would’ve thought they’re so good for you: two tablespoons of chia seeds contain over 40% of the recommended daily amount for fiber and 18% of your daily calcium needs. Not to mention they’re low-glycemic and anti-inflammatory (click here for complete chia seed nutritional facts). Anywho, because of their high fiber content you feel fuller faster after eating them, and that fullness lasts longer than other sugary sweet solutions. This was the answer to my craving prayers–I could satisfy my sweet tooth without going overboard. Plus there are so many varieties!! Below is the recipe for a simple Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding.

Makes a generous serving for 2

  • Ingredients:
  • ∞ 1 cup Sweetened Almond milk (or any other non-dairy milk)
  • ∞ 1/3 cup Chia seeds
  • ∞ 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • ∞  Maple syrup to taste
  • ∞  Additional almond milk may be added if you prefer a thinner/runnier consistency

Thoroughly mix all ingredients in a bowl. Let stand for 20-30mins, stirring occasionally. If you prefer it chilled, let stand in fridge and continue to stir every 10mins. You may need to alter the flavorings to your liking, but these measurements were perfect for me.

NOTE: When Chia seeds are soaked in liquid they form a gelatinous coating over their shells resembling a tapioca pearl. I recommend using a nut-based milk such as almond milk or cashew milk because it will produce a much sweeter pudding than dairy milk or soy milk. [side]NOTE: I have never tried this with actual milk, so I was biased in that statement. For those who do not know, I follow a vegan diet–if drinking a nut “milk” weirds you out, by all means try this recipe with dairy milk!! But be sure to post in the comments section how it came out, so other non-lactose intolerant readers can try it out 🙂

  • Variations to ^^This Recipe^^:
  • ∞  1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • ∞  1/4 tsp each Cocoa/Cacao Powder
  • ∞  Chocolate Chips
  • ∞  Peanut Butter & Banana
  • ∞  Banana & Cinnamon
  • ∞  Fresh Berries, Granola & Oats
  • ∞  Shredded Coconut
  • ∞  Agave Nectar, Stevia, or other natural sweeteners instead of Maple Syrup

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