Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Chia Seed Pudding


Chia seeds are an amazing health food. They have a neutral taste, so you can make them taste however you prefer. They increase in size when you add liquid to them, so they keep you full for a long time! Also, chia contains Omega 3 oil which is great for heart health and may help with weight loss.


My variation of chia pudding is vanilla flavored. The texture reminds me of tapioca pudding. If you hate tapioca, maybe this recipe isn't for you. You could also make the pudding with chocolate almond milk, peanut butter, cocoa powder, protein powder... the possibilities are endless.

Chia Seed Pudding

(2 servings)

Ingredients:
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sweetener to taste (I used liquid stevia)
  • cinnamon powder for sprinkling on top (optional)
Method:
  • Mix all ingredients (except cinnamon) together in a bowl. Let rest for 40 minutes, or until thickened. Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
(for 1/2 the recipe)
  • 90 Calories
  • 8g Carbohydrates
    • 0g Sugar
    • 8g Fiber
  • 7g Fat
  • 4g Protein

3 comments:

  1. Did you grind your chia seeds? I just tried to make this and only part of it set. It was a gelatinous/soupy combo. The flavor was good though. :o)

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    1. Oh no! I am so sorry yours didn't turn out the way mine did. No I did not grind them, but I did give them a stir about half way through the rest time. Maybe that is why yours did the soupy thing? I have done this recipe numerous times and never had that problem. If you try it again, give it a stir about 20 min into the rest time. Let me know how it turns out :)

      Thank you for trying the recipe out!

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    2. Also, did you refrigerate it during the 40min rest time?

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