What the Hell is Chia Pudding?

It’s just my newest obsession, that’s what it is!  Chia Pudding is super simple to make, can stay in the fridge for 5-7 days and is the base for a sweet and satisfying meal or snack.

Chia Seeds?
Chia seeds contain healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium.  They are an unprocessed, whole-grain food that can be absorbed by the body as seeds (unlike whole flax seeds). Two tablespoons contain 4 grams of protein, 9 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrates and 11 grams of fiber, plus vitamins and minerals.

Check out this simple recipe below.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 chia seeds
  • 1 c non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 T pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 c frozen cherries
  • 1/2 c fresh fruit (chopped peaches, kiwi, berries, whatever you like)
  • 1 T ground flax meal

Directions

  1. Combine chia seeds and milk in a container, stir well, refrigerate over night
  2. In the morning, add vanilla and stir well
  3. In a bowl or jar start layering the chia pudding and fruit, drizzle the syrup and top with ground flax seeds

There are many other recipes out there to suit anyone’s taste.  You can make chocolate chia pudding and even blueberry chia jam!  Chia seeds can be found at most grocery stores so add it to your grocery list and pick some up.

Now go run!
Keli 🙂

 

 

 

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