Recipe: Chia Pudding
April 25, 2010 § 5 Comments
Chia seeds are becoming very popular among the health conscious crowd. Not only are they used to thicken puddings and smoothies, they contain protein, fiber, and they are a good source of omega 3 fatty acids.
My friend, @gardendelish, recently gave me a recipe for chia pudding. It looked SO simple I just had to try it! What I love about the recipe is that it can easily be adapted to any lifestyle you follow, whether that be raw, paleo, vegetarian, etc. Here’s a photo of the chia seeds when you purchase them at the store:
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1.5 cups coconut milk (about a can) or almond milk
- 1/2 tablespoon raw cacao powder (I love Navitas Naturals brand)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 – 2 tablespoons agave nectar (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- Pinch of sea salt
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Be sure to mix well to break up any lumps in the chia seeds or the cocoa. I like to let it sit covered in the refrigerator for a 1/2 hour and enjoy. I’ve eaten this the next night after making it and it’s still yummy.
I’ve made the recipe with both full fat coconut milk and almond milk. Both are equally delicious. The coconut milk is very thick and rich and you can’t eat much of it in one sitting. The almond milk, on the other hand has a slimy texture but it’s still very good.
I may give this recipe a try with light coconut milk next time. I love the coconut flavor but looking for it to be just a little less rich.
If you’re looking for ways to incorporate chia seeds into your diet, there are lots of ideas in the recipe section of the Navitas Naturals website.
Hope you’ll give this recipe a try!